Disclosure guide

Licensing information

Coconut Mortgages Limited (FSP number: FSP739771, trading as Coconut Loans) is a Financial Advice Provider (FAP) licensed and regulated by the Financial Markets Authority to provide financial advice in relation to loans and mortgages.Coconut Mortgages Limited takes responsibilities for the financial advice provided by Coconut Mortgages Limited’s fina. A nominated representative is a person who gives financial advice as restricted by the systems and processes of the FAP. Coconut Mortgages Limited is a member of NZ Financial Services Group Limited.

Nature and scope of the advice

The information below will help you understand what type of advice will be provided.

We provide financial advice in relation to loans from a panel of lenders below.

  • • ANZ
  • • BNZ
  • • Westpac
  • • ASB
  • • SBS
  • • KiwiBank
  • • The Co-operative Bank
  • • TSB
  • • BOC
  • • CCB
  • • ICBC
  • • First Mortgage Trust
  • • Southern Cross
  • • Heartland Bank
  • • DBR
  • • SELECT
  • • Liberty Finance
  • • Sovereign
  • • Avanti Finance
  • • Cressida Finance
  • • Prospa New Zealand
  • • Zagga
  • • ASAP Finance
  • • NZCU

The type of financial advice products we can provide advice on are:

  • • Home Loans
  • • Construction Loans
  • • Equipment Loans
  • • Car Loans
  • • Personal Loans
  • • Investment Loans

We can help you with other services through our referral partners

  • • Tower – F&G
  • • Select – Asset
  • • Real Estate Agency
  • • AMI – F&G
  • • Asset Finance
  • • Crombie Lockwood
  • • Currency Exchange Agency

We are unable to offer legal or tax advice and recommend you consult your solicitor or accountant for this. Any advice we provide in relation to KiwiSaver withdrawal for a first home purchase is limited to factual information on what can be withdrawn and the process for this and does not extend to whether or not this is in the client’s best interests. Please consult an investment adviser for advice on retirement savings.
Our financial advisors may provide financial advice in relation to loans and mortgages. Our financial advisers provide information only service in relation to loans.

Fees or expenses

Generally, Our advisers do not charge clients fees, expenses or any other amount for the financial advice we provide. You will not be invoiced or asked to pay any fees to us at any time. Any exceptions to this general position are explained below.

We may charge you a one-off fee if the following occurs:

Our adviser may charge a fee for the financial advice that is provided to you. The fee  charged will depend on the nature of the financial advice and service that we provide.

  • When our adviser do not receive commission from the lender:

If you request that our adviser provide financial advice and we do not receive a commission form the lender, We may charge you a one-off fee. Any such fee would range from 0.65% to 1% of your lending amount, depending on the case. This fee will be agreed upon and authorised by you in writing before we proceed with the services.

*This may arise in the rare event that you request that we provide services in relation to either a product that is offered by a lender that our adviser do not hold an accreditation with, or a product that is outside the usual arrangements with our product providers.

  • When our adviser have to repay commission to the lender:

If a lender requires that our adviser repay the commission when you cancel or repay your loan with them within 28 months of settlement of your loan, we may charge you a one-off fee. Any such fee would be calculated based on a rate of $250 per hour of our adviser time spent providing financial advice to you in connection with the applicable loan. The fee we charge you will not exceed the amount of commission we have to repay to the lender.

  • The exact fees we will charge will be confirmed at the time the advice is provided.
  • All of our fees are payable within 30 days you receive the invoice from us.

Conflicts of interest and commissions

Our advisers are paid in the form of commission from the lenders through which we place business. The amount of the commission we receive depends on the settlement of a mortgage. The commission we receive on loans is calculated as a percentage of the loan. The commission is generally of an upfront nature but may also include a trail commission. We also receive a fixed rate rollover fee from some product providers if we assist in refixing your loan.

To ensure our advisers prioritise our clients’ interests :

  1. We follow an advice process that ensures our recommendations are made appropriately, based on clients’ goals and circumstances.
  2. All our advisers undergo annual training about how to manage conflicts of interest.
  3. We maintain registers of conflicts of interests and the gifts and incentives we receive. These registers are monitored regularly, and additional training is provided as required.
  4. Where there is potential for a conflict of interest you can expect this to be properly and fully disclosed to you.

Complaints handling and dispute resolution

You can find out about how to make a complaint and an overview of our internal complaints process on our website at www.coconutloans.co.nz/complaints. Our website also has information about external disputes resolution scheme, Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) provides a free and independent dispute resolution service that may help to resolve your complaint if we haven’t been able to do so to your satisfaction.
If you are not satisfied with our service or financial advice, please tell us as soon as possible. Call: +64 9 486 0975; Email: enquiry@coconutloans.co.nz; Write to: Coconut Mortgages Ltd, F/112 Bush Road, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand.

When we receive a complaint:

  1. We will consider your complaint and let you know how we intend to resolve it. Where possible, we try to resolve your complaint immediately. Please set out the nature of your complaint, and the resolution you are seeking;
  2. If we are unable to resolve your complaint immediately, we will acknowledge your complaint within 2 business days. We may contact you to get further information about your complaint;
  3. We aim to resolve complaints within 10 working days of receiving them. If we need more time to investigate your complaint, we will let you know when you can expect to receive a response to your complaint;
  4. We will contact you by phone, email or letter to let you know whether we can resolve your complaint and how we propose to do so.

If we cannot agree on how to fix the issue, or if you decide not to use our internal complaints process, you can contact our external disputes resolution scheme, Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL). FSCL provides a free and independent dispute resolution service that may help to resolve your complaint if we haven’t been able to do so to your satisfaction. To contact, Financial Services Complaints Limited:Call: 0800 347 257Email: complaints@fscl.org.nzWrite to: FSCL, PO Box 5967, Wellington 6145

Duties information

Coconut Mortgages Limited and our advisers have duties under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 relating to the way that we give advice.
You can find information about those duties on our website at www.coconutloans.co.nz/duties.
We are required to:

  • exercise care, diligence, and skill;
  • give priority to your interests;
  • meet standards of competence, knowledge and skill set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services
  • meet standards of ethical behaviour, conduct and client care set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services;
  • have regular training with NZFSG, lenders and other product providers.

As a FAP, Coconut Mortgages Limited is required to:

  1. ensure our Financial Advisors comply with all the duties listed above.
  2. have appropriate processes and controls in place to limit and regulate the advice provided by them.

Contact details

Coconut Mortgages Limited (FSPR number FSP739771, trading as Coconut Loans) is the Financial Advice Provider.Call: +64 9 486 0975

Email: enquiry@coconutloans.co.nz

Write to: Coconut Mortgages Ltd, F/112 Bush Road, Rosedale, Auckland 0632 New Zealand

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