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Complying with the best interests duty

RG 175.267 Section 961B(2) provides a ‘safe harbour’ for advice providers.

If an advice provider can show that they have taken the steps in s961B(2),
they are considered to have complied with the best interests duty.

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RG 175.268 The safe harbour requires an advice provider to:

(a)identify the objectives, financial situation and needs of the client that were disclosed by the client through instructions;
(b)identify

:(i)the subject matter of the advice sought by the client (whether explicitly or implicitly);

and

( ii)the objectives, financial situation and needs of the client that would reasonably be considered relevant to advice sought on that subject matter (client’s relevant circumstances);

(c)if it is reasonably apparent that information relating to the client’s relevant circumstances is incomplete or inaccurate, make reasonable inquiries to obtain complete and accurate information


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Get sorted

Get Sorted

“Retirement This is a topic that bamboozles many adults, with 13 per cent unsure of what their main sources of income would be in retirement, and another 30 per cent having no idea how much money they’d need to saved or invested to have a comfortable retirement.”

so we read from an online NZ Stuff article titled “Third of adults would fail school money course for teenagers”

and it continues with “About a third of adults would benefit from going back to school to do a new taxpayer-funded money management NCEA course designed for their children.

The Sorted for Schools NCEA course for children aged 14-17 was created by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), but its research indicates many adults lack the money management, saving, debt, goal setting, insurance, investing, KiwiSaver and retirement skills it's designed to teach to secondary school children”.

The results in Australia are no different when 76% of retirees require some form of government support.

In 2020 this has been demonstrated with 2 million requesting funds for their super as they were not prepared for the inevitable “Rainy Day”.

Now is the time to take a 5 min financial check up & ‘Get Sorted’.

John McAuliffe


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John is a Premier Wealth Coach & Financial Strategist. John McAuliffe Authorised Representative No.238629 of The Financial Link Group Pty Ltd

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