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Financial adviser reforms underway
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • August 9 2017

The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill (the Bill) is now before Parliament


Bill reforming financial adviser regime introduced to Parliament
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • August 7 2017

The financial services industry has been waiting with bated breath (given the upcoming General Election) for the introduction of the Financial


Final consumer credit fees guidelines
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • July 7 2017

On 30 June 2017 the Commerce Commission released its final guidelines on consumer credit fees. This follows the release of the Draft Guidelines in


Court of Appeal on when a third party payment is voidable
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 26 2017

Creditors concerned about the solvency of a debtor will often ask that payment be made by a third party. But payments from a third party can be


Consultation on personalised robo-advice
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • June 22 2017

As you will be aware from our previous updates on robo-advice, personalised financial advice in New Zealand must be given by a human being. This is


Changes to FMC Regulations will relieve annual report distribution burden
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • June 19 2017

The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has announced changes to be made to the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations 2014 later this year


Court clarifies bankruptcy issues
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 16 2017

Three recent decisions clarify issues around personal bankruptcy proceedings. These include: compromise proposals procedures for substitution of


Blockchain update
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 1 2017

Distributed ledger technology such as blockchain, the technology underlying the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, has become a buzzword almost synonymous with


Bitcoin regulation in New Zealand: A dense fog
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 31 2017

The article below is a summary of a speech given by Simon Jensen at the Bitcoin South Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on 29 November 2014. The


Blockchain, what is it and why does it matter?
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 31 2017

Blockchain is a hot topic at present. We've been writing about it for a while now and appreciate that it can be a hard topic to get your head around