Disclosure Statement

Financial Advice Provider – Visavis Financial Ltd (FSP 509126), trading as INNOVEST

enquiries@innovest.co.nz | +64 9 280 4700 | 0508 466 683
30 O’Rorke Rd, Penrose, Auckland  |  PO Box 7003, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141  |  www.innovest.co.nz

Visavis Financial Ltd (INNOVEST) has been granted a Transitional Licence by the Financial Markets Authority.

This information will help you to choose a financial adviser that best suits your needs. It will also provide
some useful information about the financial adviser that you choose.

 

 

What Sort of Advisers Are We?

INNOVEST provides advice to our clients about their mortgages, personal loans, life insurance, health insurance, fire and general insurance, and KiwiSaver. Our financial advisers provide financial advice in relation to these financial advice products.

We only provide financial advice about products from certain providers.

  • For Finance, we work with the following lenders
    • ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac, Go Home Loans (formerly Sovereign Home Loans), Cooperative Bank, TSB, DBR Finance, Avanti Finance, SBS, Resimac, Liberty Finance, Asset Finance, Basecorp, Goldband Finance, Prospa, Select Finance, Bluestone, First Mortgage Trust, ASAP Finance, NZCU Baywide, Cressida Capital, Southern Cross
  • For Life insurance, we work with the following insurers
    • Fidelity Life, Cigna, Partners Life, AIA, Asteron
  • For Health insurance, we work with the following insurers
    • Accuro, NIB, Partners Life, AIA
  • For Fire and General insurance and Business insurance, we refer our clients to the following insurers
    • AON Stylecover, Tower (via referral), Delta, AON CPF Business Insurance (via referral)
  • For KiwiSaver, we work with the following partners
    • Generate KiwiSaver, Booster, and NZ Funds

 

 

What Should You Do If Something Goes Wrong?

We are always looking for ways to improve our service to you. If something has gone wrong, we want to know.
Please send an email to enquiries@innovest.co.nz and tell us what has happened and how we can resolve matters. If you have any documents or correspondence that will help us understand your complaint, please attach them to the email.

When we receive your complaint, we will:
• acknowledge your complaint within 1-2 working days
• gather and evaluate information about your complaint
• respond to you within 20 working days.

If we cannot agree on how to resolve the complaint, you can contact Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL). FSCL are an independent, not-for-profit, external dispute resolution scheme approved by the Minister of Consumer Affairs.
FSCL’s service does not cost you anything and they will help resolve the complaint.
You can contact FSCL:
• by calling 0800 347 257
• by emailing complaints@fscl.org.nz
• through FSCL’s website: www.fscl.org.nz
• writing to: FSCL, PO Box 5967, WELLINGTON 6011

 

 

How We Are Regulated By The Government

You can check that we are a registered Financial Advice Provider at www.fspr.govt.nz.
The Financial Markets Authority regulates financial advisers. Contact the Financial Markets Authority for
more information, including financial tips and warnings.
You can report information or complain about my conduct to the Financial Markets Authority, but in the event of
a disagreement, you may choose to first use the dispute resolution procedures described above (under “What
should you do if something goes wrong?”).

 

 

Our Fees

As Financial Advisers, we are usually paid by the Provider that you choose to use. On some occasions we are not
paid directly, and therefore may invoice you directly for our services. In these events, you will be notified in
advance, and asked to confirm your acceptance of the fee(s) prior to our commencing work on your behalf. There
will be no charges for any work not previously discussed and agreed upon.

In situations where we are not giving advice, but instead referring your business to an external provider, we may be paid the following fees.

Product Upfront Renewal
AON – Fire & General Insurance 15% of company premium 15% of company premium
Tower – Fire & General Insurance 10% of company premium 5% of company premium
AON – Business Insurance 20% of net broker commission
KiwiSaver between $40 and $300 0.20% of the total portfolio balance
Personal Loans up to 3% of loan amount
Car Loans up to 4% of loan amount

 

 

Conflicts of Interest and Incentives

For life insurance and health insurance, INNOVEST and the financial adviser receive commissions from the insurance companies on
whose policies we give advice. If you decide to take out insurance, the insurer will pay a commission to INNOVEST and your financial adviser. The amount of the commission is based on the amount of the premium.
For mortgages, INNOVEST and the financial adviser receive commissions from the banks with whom we arrange mortgages. If you
decide to take out the mortgage, the bank will pay a commission to your financial adviser.
The amount of the commission is based on the amount of the mortgage.
To ensure that our financial advisers prioritise the client’s interests above their own, we follow an advice process that ensures our
recommendations are made on the basis of the client’s goals and circumstances. All our financial advisers undergo annual training about how to manage conflicts of interest. We undertake a compliance audit, and a review of our compliance programme annually by a reputable compliance adviser.

 

 

Duties Information

INNOVEST, and anyone who gives financial advice on our behalf, have duties under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 relating to
the way that we give advice. We are required to:
• give priority to your interests by taking all reasonable steps to make sure our advice isn’t materially influenced by our own interests
• exercise care, diligence, and skill in providing you with advice
• meet standards of competence, knowledge and skill set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services (these
are designed to make sure that we have the expertise needed to provide you with advice)
• meet standards of ethical behaviour, conduct and client care set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services (these are designed to make sure we treat you as we should, and give you suitable advice).
This is only a summary of the duties that we have. More information is available by contacting us, or by visiting the Financial Markets Authority website at https://www.fma.govt.nz.

 

This Disclosure Statement, (version 4) was updated on 12th August 2021.

 

 

Privacy Statement

 

 

Introduction

Visavis Financial Limited t/a INNOVEST (we, us, our ) complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 (the Act ) when dealing with personal information.  Personal information is information about an identifiable individual (a natural person).  This policy sets out how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information.

This policy does not limit or exclude any of your rights under the Act. If you wish to seek further information on the Act, you can contact our Privacy Officer by email on enquiries@innovest.co.nz. Or visit www.privacy.org.nz for further information.

 

 

Changes to this policy

We may change this policy by uploading a revised policy onto the website. The change will apply from the date that we upload the revised policy.

 

 

What is personal information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. It includes (but is not limited to) name, address, contact details, date of birth, occupations, payment details, employment history and/or details, education and qualifications, financial information, testimonials and feedback, evidence of source of funds or source of wealth (in some cases) and other information.

 

 

How we use your personal information

We will use your personal information:

  • to verify your identity
  • to provide services and products to you
  • to market our services and products to you, including contacting you electronically (e.g. by call, text or email for this purpose)
  • to improve the services and products that we provide to you
  • to respond to communications from you, including a complaint
  • to protect and/or enforce our legal rights and interests, including defending any claim
  • for any other purpose authorised by you or the Act.

 

 

Disclosing your personal information

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • other companies or individuals who assist us in providing services or who perform functions on our behalf (such as mailing houses, hosting and data storage providers, specialist consultants and legal advisers);
  • Product providers (such as but not limited to lenders and insurance companies);
  • Financial advisers and financial advice providers who may use our services;
  • other companies or individuals who perform checks (such as but not limited to compliance reviews and audits) that are necessary or desirable under law on our behalf;
  • other companies, agencies or individuals that maintain databases against which your identity may be verified, which may include (but is not limited to) the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, and New Zealand Transport Agency;
  • social media sites on which we may have a presence;
  • courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities (such as the Financial Markets Authority, and Ministry of Justice in New Zealand);
  • Office of the Ombudsman, where a complaint relates to official information;
  • any person or agency we believe could assist in responding to a serious privacy breach.
  • Office of the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, where a complaint relates to breach of the Privacy Act 2020;
  • Human Rights Commission, where a complaint relates to discrimination;
  • CERT NZ, where appropriate to assist with the management of a voluntarily notified privacy breach
  • Overseas privacy regulator, where a complaint relates to the actions of an overseas agency; and
  • anyone else to whom you authorise us to disclose it.

 

Except as described above, we will not disclose your personal information without your written or oral consent, unless we are required to do so by applicable law.

 

 

Protecting your personal information

We will take reasonable steps to keep your personal information safe from loss, unauthorised activity, or other misuse. Our software is subject to audits to ensure it is continuing to meet security requirements. All data handled in our software is encrypted in transit and during storage and can only be accessed over secure network connections.

 

 

Storing your personal information

We will only retain personal information as long as it is required for the purposes for which the information may lawfully be used. All data stored online is backed up and can be retrieved in the event of data loss or corruption.

Data will sometimes be held on-premise at 2/30 O’rorke Road, Penrose, Auckand if it is provided to us outside of our software.

 

 

Accessing and correcting your personal information

Subject to certain grounds for refusal set out in the Act, you have the right to access your readily retrievable personal information that we hold and to request a correction to your personal information. Before you exercise this right, we will need evidence to confirm that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates.

In respect of a request for correction, if we think the correction is reasonable and we are reasonably able to change the personal information, we will make the correction. If we do not make the correction, we will take reasonable steps to note on the personal information that you requested the correction.

If you want to exercise either of the above rights, email us at enquiries@innovest.co.nz.  Your email should provide evidence of who you are and set out the details of your request (e.g. the personal information, or the correction, that you are requesting).

 

 

Data Breaches

Our Privacy Officer has processes and systems in place in the unfortunate event of a data breach. If such an event occurs, we will promptly identify, report and examine a personal data breach.

 

 

Internet use

While we take reasonable steps to maintain secure internet connections, if you provide us with personal information over the internet, the provision of that information is at your own risk.

If you follow a link on our website to another site, the owner of that site will have its own privacy policy relating to your personal information. We suggest you review that site’s privacy policy before you provide personal information.

We use cookies (an alphanumeric identifier that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive so that we can recognise your browser) to monitor your use of the website. You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser, although this may mean that you cannot use all of the features of the website.

We may use information about your use of our websites and other IT systems to prevent unauthorised access or attacks on our software. We may utilise services from one or more third party suppliers to monitor use of our systems. These third-party suppliers will have access to monitoring and logging information as well as information processed on our websites and other IT systems.