Beneficiary risk: The new reason to change your will

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Charlotte Lockhart, sales and marketing director at trustee company Perpetual Guardian, said changes in the lives of the testator’s beneficiary was a little-recognised reason to change your will. This can be termed beneficiary risk, and it is very real in a country where many people own their own businesses, and have signed personal guarantees with lenders like banks. Many people change …

GFNZ first-half profit soars 423% on lending growth

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GFNZ Group [NZAX: GFL], the finance company formerly known as Geneva Finance, posted a 423%  jump in first-half profit as the lender benefited from an expanded loan book. Net profit rose to $1.5 million, or 0.31c per share, in the six months ended September 30 from $288,000, or 0.07c, a year earlier, the Auckland-based company said in a statement. Net …

Mark Lowndes talks about leadership development.

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What are some of the leadership challenges you’re facing in the business? I do a lot of reading about what’s happening in the legal profession and I think it’s clear the profession is changing at a fast pace and there are some quite large pressures on us. Clients are absolutely demanding more demonstrable value. There’s also a real skill shortage, …

Bay firms urged to follow Bayfair’s green lead

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Bayfair Shopping Centre manager Steve Ellingford says as a business it had taken steps to ensure its environmental impact is as minimal as possible. Meanwhile, Bayfair Shopping Centre had implemented several successful measures, which were the first of its kind for a retail development in New Zealand, and had reduced its environmental impact. Centre manager Steve Ellingford said its LED …

Dogs at home at Bayfair

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The Western Bay of Plenty’s largest shopping centre has introduced a parking facility – for dogs.     Bayfair Shopping Centre’s doggy park offers shade, water and a lockable chain for shoppers’ four-legged friends. Bayfair marketing manager Kylie McGregor said the facility had been popular since it was unveiled a week ago. “There’s numerous dogs and every time we go …