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FSF in the News

Newstalk ZB, June 28, 2018

"Calls for Government to be realistic on loan sharks"

We talk to Mike Hosking about how NZ's lending laws only work if the Commerce Commission is properly resourced to put the ones that break it out of business.

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Government plans to cap loan interest rates to curb 'predatory' lenders

FSF concerned the proposals could make it harder and more costly for lenders who already adhere to the law, and just drive predatory lenders more underground.

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AutoTalk, June, 2018

Editorial on anti-money laundering: "It only takes a quick Google search to see that money laundering isn’t just on New Zealand’s doorstep, it’s already moved in, and traipsing stains on our international reputation."

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NZ Adviser, June 12, 2018

Awards to recognise 'stars' of the non-bank lending sector.

"It's too often the bad eggs get all the attention, we want to recognise outstanding responsible lenders," says Lyn McMorran.

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Newstalk ZB, June 1, 2018

Commerce Commission praised for taking on money lenders.
In light of court proceedings against payday lenders, Lyn McMorran applauds The Commerce Commission for enforcing responsible lending law.

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NZ Adviser, April 23, 2018

Banks should not be taking on the role of the regulator, Financial Services Federation

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Newstalk ZB, March, 2018

Enforce the law you already have

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AutoTalk, March, 2018, pg7

Dealers brush up on anti-money laundering changes

View Article, February 25, 2018

'Pile of junk:' rejecting the car and the finance too
If you return a used car, what happens to your loan? Lyn McMorran explains:

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National Business Review, February 14, 2018

High-value goods dealers should immediately rethink how they handle cash payments, Financial Services Federation executive director says.

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AutoTalk, February 12, 2018

Dealers encouraged to prepare for anti-money laundering changes

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AutoTalk, January 25, 2018

New Zealand automotive insurance industry refutes call for review

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AutoTalk Magazine, January, 2018

Disruption ahead for automotive finance companies

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Borrowers turn their backs on the banks

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NZ Adviser, December 19, 2017

New Zealand’s non-bank lenders have shown a continuous strong asset growth for the financial year 2017.

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AutoTalk, December Issue, 2017

"Australia could learn a lot from New Zealand"- finance expert says.

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AutoFile, December Issue, 2017, pages 3, 10-12

Future-Proofing the Finance Industry

Lyn McMorran looks back at the Financial Services Federation’s debut conference tackling regulatory impact.

View Article, October 27, 2017

Budgeting advisers are hoping the new Government will back a law change to make it harder for unscrupulous lenders to prey on vulnerable people.

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NZ Adviser, October 24, 2017

The Financial Services Federation (FSF) is supporting the crackdown on unscrupulous mobile traders with the launch of a new consumer resource.

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NZ Adviser, August 29, 2017

The Financial Services Federation is set to host its first-ever industry conference that will provide insight on the impacts of regulation, technology and legislation to the industry’s future.

View Article, October 19, 2017

The first ever Financial Services Federation (FSF) conference will explore opportunities and risks the industry faces moving forward.

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Good Returns, October 13, 2017

Lyn McMorran is a familiar face to many in the industry - an AFA, executive director of the Financial Services Federation and a former IFA president. Here she admits her worst investment yet...

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The Financial Services Federation (FSF) is urging all car dealers and finance providers to follow the law and guidelines when it comes to arranging customers’ loans.

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National Business Review, August 11, 2017

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Consumer credit contract lenders excluded from financial advisers Bill

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Young people are being warned to protect their credit ratings fiercely if they want access to loans at better interest rates and on more favourable terms.

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Consumer lenders are breathing a sigh of relief the Government has heeded their calls and excused some of them from new legislation set to replace the Financial Advisers Act.

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NZ Adviser, August 7, 2017

The Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) presented two Chair Awards and two Key Contribution Awards at the annual advisers’ conference last week, recognising volunteer service to the Institute at a local or committee level.

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Good Returns, August 4, 2017

Industry stalwarts and newcomers have been recognised with awards at this year’s joint IFA/PAA conference.

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Good Returns, July 21, 2017

Consumers could be put at risk if the Financial Markets Authority does not allow roboadvice to be deployed soon, the Financial Services Federation is warning.

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Credit-related insurance is being touted as hugely important for motor vehicle purchasers who finance their vehicles.

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NZ Adviser, July 2, 2017

The Financial Services Federation (FSF) has spoken out that New Zealand’s legislation is playing catch up with the growing appetite to access financial advice online.

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A new credit insurance code is designed to stop New Zealanders taking out policies that will not pay out when they need them, that are overpriced or that they have been forced to buy.

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National Business Review, June 26, 2017

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Finance lobby group upset at being omitted from financial advice working group

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National Business Review, June 23, 2017

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Unscrupulous credit-related insurers being held to account

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