Maurice Trapp Group (Fire and General) Limited (FSP733371), trading as Maurice Trapp Group (MTG, we, our, us) is a Financial Advice Provider (FAP) and is named as an Authorised Body to provide a financial advice service under the FAP Licence held by PSC Connect NZ Ltd.
PSC Connect NZ Ltd (PSCCNZ) (FSP331526) is the Transitional licence holder, as approved by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
There are no special licence conditions imposed.
Maurice Trapp Group provides advice to clients about General Insurance and our Financial Advisers provide financial advice in relation to these financial advice products.
We will not provide advice on Life and Health Insurance, Investments, Kiwisaver, Medical Insurance or Mortgages, so you will need to consult a specialist if you would like advice on those products. We can refer a specialist to contact you if you require.
Maurice Trapp Group can provide financial advice on a variety of products from a wide range of New Zealand based and overseas providers and includes but is not limited to:
Private Motor Vehicles
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s
IAG (NZI, Lumley)
We are not aware of any material limitations or restrictions on the scope of financial advice service we provide. If these are identified, we will disclose them to you.
We earn our income from either a fee or commissions earned from providers or a combination of both.
Should you proceed with our financial advice and we arrange insurance for you, then a fee may be charged.
This fee will be based on the amount of work and time required to provide and implement our advice and will be shown on your invoice.
If we arrange insurance for you and you cancel it part way through the insurance period, we may keep some or all of that fee from any refund due to you by the provider.
We may charge a fee for making adjustments to your insurance during the insurance period. This fee will show on your invoice.
PSCCNZ retain a percentage of this fee for a range of professional services they provide to Maurice Trapp Group (Fire and General) Limited.
Sometimes other fees are charged that do not relate to the financial advice such as credit card fees. If so, we will advise you of this in our recommendation.
When we arrange insurance for you, the provider(s) may pay us a commission. The amount of the commission varies between providers and products and is based on a percentage of the Company Premium and Natural Disaster premium (if applicable).
If we arrange insurance for you and you cancel it part way through the insurance period, we may keep some or all of the commission from any refund due to you by the provider.
PSCCNZ retain a percentage of this commission for a range of professional services they provide to Maurice Trapp Group.
If a person or entity has referred you to us, we may pay them a percentage of the commission and/or fees we receive for their referral.
A financial adviser may have a conflict of interest in circumstances where financial advice has been provided to two clients who later have a dispute. If this occurs the financial adviser will disclose the conflict of interest to you and refer one client to another financial adviser for advice and assistance.
To ensure that our Financial Advisers prioritise your interests above their own, we follow an advice process that ensures our recommendations are made on the basis of the information you have provided and your unique circumstances.
We maintain a register of conflicts of interest, of gifts and any other incentives we may receive.
If we believe there is a conflict of interest – real or perceived – we will discuss this with you.
PSCCNZ and Maurice Trapp Group also undertake annual internal reviews to ensure compliance with these statements.
Premium funding enables you to pay the insurance premium by instalments, rather than make a lump sum payment.
Premium funding companies charge interest and they take a power of attorney over your insurance policy. This means they have the ability to cancel your insurance policy if you fail to pay an instalment.
If you enter into a premium funding arrangement, the premium funding company will pay Maurice Trapp Group a commission as a percentage of the amount they fund. We share some of this commission with PSCCNZ for the services they provide.
We will disclose the amount of this when we know the scope and nature of the advice you need and whether you want to pay by instalments.
Please refer to our Internal Complaints Process that can be found here.
Maurice Trapp Group, PSCCNZ and anyone who gives financial advice on their behalf have duties under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 relating to the way that we give advice.
We are required to:
This is only a summary of the duties that we have. More information is available by contacting us, or by visiting the FMA website here.
Maurice Trapp Group (Fire and General) Limited (FSP733371, trading as Maurice Trapp Group is a Financial Advice Provider (FAP).
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Financial Advice Service
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