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FMA releases bank capital note guide (23 April 2015)

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released a guide to bank capital notes. The FMA says the guide is designed to help investors understand the risks and complexities associated with capital notes issued by banks. It also relates to similar products such as perpetual subordinated notes and hybrid securities. It... More about FMA releases bank capital note guide.

New steps added for changing name (22 April 2015)

The Department of Internal Affairs says from 15 April 2015 there have been two additional requirements for name change applicants. It says this follows an inquiry in 2012 into the processes by which a convicted sex offender was able to be employed in the New Zealand education sector. The name... More about New steps added for changing name.