Articles by Janet Xuccoa
Thursday, August 29, 2019
30 July 2019 was an important milestone in the land of trusts.  That was the date the Trust Act 2019 became law in New Zealand. 
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

New Trust Law Passed

30 July 2019 was an important milestone in the land of trusts.  That was the date the Trust Act 2019 became law in New Zealand. 
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Monday, June 24, 2019

Trusts hail from medieval times and one can be forgiven for thinking current trust law has been on our statute books since that time too.  A combination of legislation, common law judgements and equity maxims result in the law being antiquated and complex.    ... Read Article

Monday, June 24, 2019

A step forward in trust law

Trusts hail from medieval times and one can be forgiven for thinking current trust law has been on our statute books since that time too.  A combination of legislation, common law judgements and equity maxims result in the law being antiquated and complex.    ... Read Article

Thursday, December 13, 2018
New legal and regulatory requirements are slowing things down and costing people time and money, especially if they leave things to the last minute before involving their professional advisers. The following story illustrates.   ... Read Article
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Coping with the new compliance rules

New legal and regulatory requirements are slowing things down and costing people time and money, especially if they leave things to the last minute before involving their professional advisers. The following story illustrates.   ... Read Article
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Recently New Zealand passed legislation which we are finding is affecting many clients, especially individuals, trusts and companies. For this reason, it’s important you are aware of the new law and how it will affect you.  ... Read Article

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

New law that will affect you

Recently New Zealand passed legislation which we are finding is affecting many clients, especially individuals, trusts and companies. For this reason, it’s important you are aware of the new law and how it will affect you.  ... Read Article

Monday, December 18, 2017
Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation. 
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Property Contracts - the devil is in the detail

Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation. 
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
A new bill is making its way through Parliament which is going to see changes made to the current Trustee Act.  All those with an existing trust should be aware of the implications imposed and the opportunities this new bill will bring when it becomes law. Further details will be presented at our Trust Seminar on 11 October 2017.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Trust Legislation

A new bill is making its way through Parliament which is going to see changes made to the current Trustee Act.  All those with an existing trust should be aware of the implications imposed and the opportunities this new bill will bring when it becomes law. Further details will be presented at our Trust Seminar on 11 October 2017.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
We’ve lived for a while now with the quiet rumblings of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) wishing to introduce a new macro prudential policy of debt-to-income ratio (DTI) on the premise this is needed to ensure stability in our financial system. Much has been written about this and indeed I canvassed the subject myself when I presented at our 2016 annual Property & Trust seminar.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The flaws of introducing DTI

We’ve lived for a while now with the quiet rumblings of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) wishing to introduce a new macro prudential policy of debt-to-income ratio (DTI) on the premise this is needed to ensure stability in our financial system. Much has been written about this and indeed I canvassed the subject myself when I presented at our 2016 annual Property & Trust seminar.
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Lately I’ve been spending lots of time writing my new book. One of the chapters concentrates on how to build wealth. Do you put your hard-earned coins into property, shares, bonds or something else that is going to grow your wealth? 
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Property Investors Not Productive?

Lately I’ve been spending lots of time writing my new book. One of the chapters concentrates on how to build wealth. Do you put your hard-earned coins into property, shares, bonds or something else that is going to grow your wealth? 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Recently I’ve seen several interesting client problems which would undoubtedly have resulted in lots of money being lost and lots of legal fees being incurred if these clients hadn’t had GRA’s Professional Trustee on board. 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Professional Trustee preventing costly mistakes

Recently I’ve seen several interesting client problems which would undoubtedly have resulted in lots of money being lost and lots of legal fees being incurred if these clients hadn’t had GRA’s Professional Trustee on board. 
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Many New Zealanders still retain memories of Black Tuesday – the day the share market collapsed in 1987. The crash began in Hong Kong, spread to Europe, moved into the United States and then headed Australia and New Zealand’s way.   ... Read Article
Monday, December 12, 2016

Is your KiwiSaver safe?

Many New Zealanders still retain memories of Black Tuesday – the day the share market collapsed in 1987. The crash began in Hong Kong, spread to Europe, moved into the United States and then headed Australia and New Zealand’s way.   ... Read Article

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