A quarter of Kiwis worry that financial advisers would push products to reap fees, survey shows

Jonathan Underhill
Wed, 09 Dec 2015

By Jonathan Underhill Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) - A quarter of respondents in a survey of New Zealanders using the www.sorted.org.nz website said they were worried a financial adviser might try to sell them a product that wasn't right for them or they didn't need. The survey by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), an autonomous Crown entity, also found that a quarter of those polled didn't know how to find or choose a professional adviser. In a media release for the survey, the two bodies published a sample of comments from respon...
Election 2020
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Primary Sector
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