Financial Literacy

11 Feb 19, 1:54pm
David Hargreaves ponders the unanswerable question of how much money is desirable for a comfortable retirement
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10 Oct 18, 1:53pm
A lack of ability to assess financial costs and benefits seems to be behind most people choosing a credit card that isn't right for them. Optimism bias is at work here too
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13 Sep 18, 5:09pm
A PSA on PIRs: Check you're paying the right amount of tax on your KiwiSaver, especially if your income's changed recently
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19 Jul 18, 8:41am
David Hargreaves says the problem of KiwiSaver funds being effectively under-invested needs fixing quickly
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13 Jul 18, 8:46am
Some 10 years after the finance company sector meltdown New Zealanders are still displaying an alarming naivety in the world of investment, David Hargreaves says
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22 Mar 18, 1:17pm
FMA sounds alarm bells over commissions paid to financial advisers, but stops short of lobbying the Government to regulate these; says it first wants to try proposals before Parliament to tighten rules around conduct
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19 Mar 18, 9:43am
Jenesa Jeram argues that rather than focusing on the flaws of individuals, governments might do better to explore their own behavioural biases towards retirement savings
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26 Feb 18, 11:33am
The RBNZ says its Dashboard allowing depositors to compare 'like-for-like' financial information on banks may improve financial literacy among retail investors
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21 Nov 17, 7:36am
FMA puts KiwiSaver funds side-by-side to illustrate whether investors are getting bang for their buck; KiwiSaver providers unapologetic for charging the fees they do, saying investment is needed to provide quality advice
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17 Aug 17, 6:02am
FMA survey finds more than 60% of bond investors know their interest rates and maturity dates, yet only 38% understand bonds aren’t guaranteed
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8 Jun 17, 7:40am
KiwiSaver providers will soon be made to start disclosing their members' projected retirement savings and incomes; Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister announces rule despite banks issuing warnings over move
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27 Mar 17, 3:37pm
FMA report highlights financial advice inequality and raises questions around breadth of financial advice on offer to even those who can afford it
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10 Oct 16, 12:02pm
ANZ, Simplicity and the Grattan Institute debate whether more transparency will force KiwiSaver providers to cut their fees more aggressively
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14 Jul 16, 8:59am
Sovereign boss suggests the reviewed Financial Advisers Act could spark the creation of large multidisciplinary financial advice firms
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13 Jul 16, 5:00am
Reviewed Financial Advisers Act to see consumers' interests put first, disclosure requirements beefed up, adviser categories simplified, and the path paved for robo-advice
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6 Jul 16, 12:36pm
FMA backs public call for KiwiSaver providers to be more upfront in disclosing the dollar value you're charged in fees and what you're tracking to get when you retire
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5 May 16, 7:39am
Jenée Tibshraeny warns Gen Yers not to be lured into shifting their KiwiSaver to their banks due to convenience alone; urges non-bank providers to up their game in the digital department
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24 Sep 15, 2:32pm
Canterbury earthquake insurance lessons yet to be put into practice, as people continue to be stumped by their insurers
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27 Mar 15, 11:24am
Elizabeth Davies on financial literacy for felons, stock rustling, organs and cash, financial abuse, KiwiSaver and pocket money, the Sallies and housing, and more
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25 Feb 15, 8:00am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp questions whether the Commission for Financial Capability is gender blind
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