Savings

9 Jan 19, 12:00pm
We look at some key data available from the RBNZ Dashboard to help investors and depositors in our banks understand where some important hazards lie
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20 Dec 18, 3:30pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show the share of borrowing by the housing investor is continuing to drop sharply to new lows
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19 Nov 18, 4:58pm
The NZX warns against the introduction of a capital gains tax on NZ shares, saying it could uneven the playing field between those who invest in the market directly and indirectly through the likes of KiwiSaver
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31 Oct 18, 3:32pm
Latest Reserve Bank monthly figures show declines in the rate of annual borrowing growth across the personal, housing, business and agricultural sectors
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25 Oct 18, 10:42am
Michael Littlewood argues Tax Working Group members must ask themselves whether KiwiSaver has lifted NZ's overall savings & if its tax subsidies are worth it
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4 Oct 18, 3:49pm
Ratings agency Moody's says the financial performance of our banks will continue to compare favourably with peers in other countries over the next 12-18 months despite slower credit growth and rising wholesale funding costs
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24 Sep 18, 2:22pm
Chairman Michael Cullen says the Tax Working Group will be as detailed as possible to combat political attacks through 'mischief by misrepresentation'
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24 Sep 18, 9:39am
Although intertwined with the issue of capital gains, finding a fairer treatment for retirement savings is arguably the most important objective for the TWG, says Terry Baucher
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22 Sep 18, 5:00am
Tax Working Group Chairman Michael Cullen on taxing capital gains, environmental taxes, incentives for retirement savings & applying GST to financial services
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3 Sep 18, 11:57am
Crikey! Falling business investment is a serious threat to term deposit savers. The last time business loan demand slumped, TD returns fell -0.5%. If that happens this time, we would be at record lows
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20 Jul 18, 10:00am
Liz Kendall and Miles Workman look at the Top 10 things keeping ANZ economists up at night, which include expensive houses, underwhelming productivity, the cost of an ageing population, anxious businesses and more
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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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7 Jul 18, 9:30am
Is it fair that if you keep working when you're over 65 your employer doesn't have to contribute to your KiwiSaver account? Martin Hawes thinks not and wants a law change
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2 Jul 18, 2:11pm
Government documents show the option of increasing the minimum employer KiwiSaver contribution was rejected in favour of adding new 6% and 10% employee contribution options
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23 Jun 18, 9:11am
A fresh approach to personal savings is the only way to stop our slide into inequality and low productivity, argues Robert MacCulloch
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15 Jun 18, 9:35am
KiwiSaver providers mixed on whether KiwiSaver should be used to encourage 'rainy day' savings on top of retirement and first home savings
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12 Jun 18, 8:00pm
The CFFC's David Boyle wants KiwiSaver members to have the choice to fill a rainy day savings bucket, before contributing to a fund for their retirement or first home 
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1 Jun 18, 7:38am
Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf says the age of superannuation entitlement ‘probably should increase’ to help manage what an economist calls NZ’s ‘looming fiscal time-bomb’
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31 May 18, 3:25pm
The annual growth rate in the amount of mortgage money outstanding rose a touch last month - for the first time since late 2016
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