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FinCap welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) regulations to support the new regime for the conduct of financial institutions discussion document. FinCap’s work often involves approaching financial institutions to raise and address issues around unfair conduct that has...

Say goodbye to Tauranga Budget Advisory Services…. and a big kia ora to Bay Financial Mentors - Tau Āwhi Noa. General Manager Shirley McCombe (pictured above) says the service is changing its name in the next few months to better represent their community and their mahi. It’s...

People are being urged to check, double check and triple check any lending agreements they’re co-signing for whānau or friends, as tighter lending controls for Aotearoa near. The Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) Act comes into force on 1 October 2021. This will bring a...

FinCap welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Electricity Authority’s Internal transfer prices and segmented profitability reporting Consultation Paper. FinCap strongly supports the Electricity Authority introducing mandatory and robust reporting requirements for internal transfer pricing, segmented retail profitability with granular detail on a range of geographies...

FinCap welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Review of the Approved Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper). Without access to a free, accessible, and fair financial dispute resolution scheme many people, whānau and communities, particularly...

Paying for holiday, the power bill, food, a visit to the hairdresser, fuel or a WOF… is it a want or a need? That’s the question tamariki were asked at the Eastbay REAP Kawerau Heart2Heart Children’s Day 2021 recently. MoneyTalks Promotor Kyra Walker attended the event alongside...

“The EnergyMate energy hardship coaching service is expanding across New Zealand this winter through a partnership between the electricity retailers, lines companies, Government and community budgeting services,” Electricity Retailers’ Association Chief Executive Cameron Burrows says. EnergyMate is a free energy coaching service supporting households who struggle...

While home economics and vocational courses at high school give students practical skills to help set them up for life, a Waikato service says managing money also needs to be taught. Catholic Family Support Services (CFSS) Team Leader Financial Mentoring Services Di LeBas says many of...

Up to 250,000 people will benefit from the upcoming increase in minimum wage, and Employment New Zealand is encouraging employees to make sure they’re being paid correctly. From Thursday 1 April 2021, the adult minimum wage rises from $18.90 to $20 per hour in New Zealand....