Protecting and helping families since 1985
Dated 15th March 2021 – Version 7
Name and registration number of Financial Adviser:
Michael (Mike) Bennett: FSP number: 66846
Financial Advice Provider whose licence I operate under: Acorn Insurance & Investment Ltd FSP 713671
Physical address: Level 1, 355 Colombo St, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8023
Postal address: P.O.Box 7473, Sydenham, Christchurch, 8240
Telephone number: 0800 226 765
Email address: email@example.com
This disclosure statement was prepared on: 15th March 2021 – Version 7
It is important that you read this document
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.
In addition to the information that I must disclose publicly in this statement, I must also disclose other information to you in a separate disclosure statement, including information about the commissions I receive and the fees that I charge, and any actual or potential conflicts of interest.
What sort of adviser am I?
I am a licenced ‘Financial Adviser’.
This means I am licenced by the Financial Markets Authority (the government agency that monitors financial advisers) to provide the financial adviser services described here:
How do I get paid for the services that I provide to you?
I am a salaried employee of Acorn.
Acorn will receive commissions and fees for placing business with insurance and investment companies.
From those commissions Acorn will pay office expenses and salaries to me and our admin staff.
I am required to tell you the specific fees, commissions, extra payments, and other benefits that Acorn will, or may, receive in relation to the services that I provide to you. I must tell you these things before I provide a service or, if that is not practicable, as soon as practicable after I provide that service.
As a Financial Adviser, I must comply with the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advisers.
I also have other obligations under the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019 and under the general law. I promise to always comply with any current and future laws to ensure I can provide you with the very best advice and service.
The Privacy Act 2020 I am required to comply with the laws concerning your privacy and commit to meeting those obligations to keep your personal information safe and secure.
Complaints and Disputes
If you have a problem, concern, or complaint about any part of my service, please tell me so I can try to fix the problem.
If we cannot agree on how to fix the issue, or if you decide not to use my internal complaints process, you can contact the Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme (IFSO).
The IFSO Scheme provides a free, independent dispute resolution service to consumers.
You can contact the IFSO Scheme by:
Freephone: 0800 888 202
Address: PO Box 10-845, Wellington 6143
If you need to know more, where can you get more information?
If you have a question about anything in this disclosure statement or you would like to know anything more about me, please ask me. If you have a question about financial advisers generally, you can contact the Financial Markets Authority.
How am I regulated by the Government?
You can check that I am a licenced Financial Adviser by looking at the govt register at https://www.fspr.govt.nz
The Financial Markets Authority authorises and 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.
I, Michael Bennett, declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information contained in this disclosure statement is true and correct and complies with the disclosure requirements in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019.
Signed: Mike Bennett