KiwiSaver news and analysis

20th Feb 20, 1:32pm
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says by having three times as much money invested offshore as in New Zealand, KiwiSaver fund managers are doing the right thing for their members
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says by having three times as much money invested offshore as in New Zealand, KiwiSaver fund managers are doing the right thing for their members
20th Feb 20, 1:32pm
29th Jan 20, 2:41pm
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes has a bright, inexpensive idea on how to use KiwiSaver when you are writing a will, one that can avoid all the costs and complexities of a trust
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes has a bright, inexpensive idea on how to use KiwiSaver when you are writing a will, one that can avoid all the costs and complexities of a trust
29th Jan 20, 2:41pm
29th Jan 20, 6:20am
Commission for Financial Capability stops lobbying the government to raise the age of entitlement for NZ Super, saying keeping the age at 65 won't be as costly as previously thought
Commission for Financial Capability stops lobbying the government to raise the age of entitlement for NZ Super, saying keeping the age at 65 won't be as costly as previously thought
29th Jan 20, 6:20am
25th Jan 20, 9:50am
Potential KiwiSaver game-changer on the horizon as InvestNow plans to enable KiwiSaver members to invest in funds offered by a range of managers via its online portal
Potential KiwiSaver game-changer on the horizon as InvestNow plans to enable KiwiSaver members to invest in funds offered by a range of managers via its online portal
25th Jan 20, 9:50am
5th Jan 20, 6:02am
Term deposit rates are historically low and tightly bunched, but there are still opportunities. We compare where rates are at the start of 2020, and look at some practical options
Term deposit rates are historically low and tightly bunched, but there are still opportunities. We compare where rates are at the start of 2020, and look at some practical options
5th Jan 20, 6:02am
23rd Dec 19, 6:02am
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes has a helpful guide to figure out how much you will need for a good retirement. Some idea of a retirement savings goal is a lot better than no idea at all
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes has a helpful guide to figure out how much you will need for a good retirement. Some idea of a retirement savings goal is a lot better than no idea at all
23rd Dec 19, 6:02am
7th Dec 19, 10:16am
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes cautions millennial readers to be sceptical of American headlines when it comes to saving for retirement. Kiwis may need to save more but our goals can be met with more realistic standards
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes cautions millennial readers to be sceptical of American headlines when it comes to saving for retirement. Kiwis may need to save more but our goals can be met with more realistic standards
7th Dec 19, 10:16am
22nd Nov 19, 11:25am
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes makes the case for allowing members to join more than one scheme, in part to encourage switching to better performing funds and in part to loosen the grip on KiwiSaver by banks
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes makes the case for allowing members to join more than one scheme, in part to encourage switching to better performing funds and in part to loosen the grip on KiwiSaver by banks
22nd Nov 19, 11:25am
6th Nov 19, 1:01pm
KiwiSaver is avoided by the self-employed even though they need it just as much as everyone else. They face extra stresses and hurdles, so Martin Hawes welcomes the proposal to change incentives for this group to join
KiwiSaver is avoided by the self-employed even though they need it just as much as everyone else. They face extra stresses and hurdles, so Martin Hawes welcomes the proposal to change incentives for this group to join
6th Nov 19, 1:01pm
29th Oct 19, 12:55pm
Martin Hawes thinks technology and demographic trends will keep interest rates low for a long time yet meaning real returns from term deposits will likely get worse and new options will be needed
Martin Hawes thinks technology and demographic trends will keep interest rates low for a long time yet meaning real returns from term deposits will likely get worse and new options will be needed
29th Oct 19, 12:55pm
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29th Oct 19, 10:47am
Retirement Commissioner considers making KiwiSaver more attractive to the self-employed by enabling members to receive government contributions of up to $2000 a year for making voluntary contributions
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Retirement Commissioner considers making KiwiSaver more attractive to the self-employed by enabling members to receive government contributions of up to $2000 a year for making voluntary contributions
29th Oct 19, 10:47am
22nd Oct 19, 6:22am
The Government created KiwiSaver to help us save for retirement. Does it need to create 'KiwiSpend' to ensure those savings go the distance in retirement?
The Government created KiwiSaver to help us save for retirement. Does it need to create 'KiwiSpend' to ensure those savings go the distance in retirement?
22nd Oct 19, 6:22am
19th Oct 19, 9:49am
Martin Hawes points out that the amount you save now will have a huge bearing on what you can spend in retirement, and is probably more important than the returns on those savings
Martin Hawes points out that the amount you save now will have a huge bearing on what you can spend in retirement, and is probably more important than the returns on those savings
19th Oct 19, 9:49am
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15th Oct 19, 5:00am
Interim Retirement Commissioner on benefits of loosening KiwiSaver rules around first home withdrawals: 'If we can get more people on the property ladder earlier, there may be less liability to taxpayers later'; Minister Faafoi hesitant
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Interim Retirement Commissioner on benefits of loosening KiwiSaver rules around first home withdrawals: 'If we can get more people on the property ladder earlier, there may be less liability to taxpayers later'; Minister Faafoi hesitant
15th Oct 19, 5:00am
10th Oct 19, 1:33pm
Martin Hawes wonders how many KiwiSaver members are really in the right fund type and will be badly exposed when the economic tide inevitably recedes. He counsels against simplistic positioning
Martin Hawes wonders how many KiwiSaver members are really in the right fund type and will be badly exposed when the economic tide inevitably recedes. He counsels against simplistic positioning
10th Oct 19, 1:33pm
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10th Oct 19, 5:00am
Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
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Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
10th Oct 19, 5:00am
5th Oct 19, 9:15am
The recent arrival of personal finance resource MoneyHub has filled a need for financial education and reliable core information for many readers. We fill in some blanks about who they are and why they are doing this
The recent arrival of personal finance resource MoneyHub has filled a need for financial education and reliable core information for many readers. We fill in some blanks about who they are and why they are doing this
5th Oct 19, 9:15am
3rd Oct 19, 1:31pm
If you need to find an alternative to very low term deposit interest rate returns, Martin Hawes has some guidance on how you should approach the change
If you need to find an alternative to very low term deposit interest rate returns, Martin Hawes has some guidance on how you should approach the change
3rd Oct 19, 1:31pm
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3rd Oct 19, 4:59am
KiwiSaver provider Simplicity announces a mortgage offer for first home buyer members that features a startlingly low floating interest rate well below current fund returns, solely funded by member contributions
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KiwiSaver provider Simplicity announces a mortgage offer for first home buyer members that features a startlingly low floating interest rate well below current fund returns, solely funded by member contributions
3rd Oct 19, 4:59am
24th Sep 19, 1:57pm
Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz explains why many women arrive at retirement financially worse off than men and looks at how this could be addressed
Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz explains why many women arrive at retirement financially worse off than men and looks at how this could be addressed
24th Sep 19, 1:57pm

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