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KiwiSaver news and analysis

14th Jun 20, 1:56pm
The Week in tax: the wage subsidy extension, capital gains tax is back on the agenda, and time to top up your KiwiSaver contributions
The Week in tax: the wage subsidy extension, capital gains tax is back on the agenda, and time to top up your KiwiSaver contributions
14th Jun 20, 1:56pm
23rd May 20, 10:01am
Kiwis need to get into the habit of contributing uninterrupted for long periods of time says Summer's Martin Hawes, and KiwiSaver is the right way to do that
Kiwis need to get into the habit of contributing uninterrupted for long periods of time says Summer's Martin Hawes, and KiwiSaver is the right way to do that
23rd May 20, 10:01am
22nd May 20, 11:37am
Budget 2020/21 - Summary of all spending plans
Budget 2020/21 - Summary of all spending plans
22nd May 20, 11:37am
7th May 20, 9:19am
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes welcomes the fact that younger people are getting involved in share investment as he says the sharemarket is very different now to how it was back in the days of the 1987 crash
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes welcomes the fact that younger people are getting involved in share investment as he says the sharemarket is very different now to how it was back in the days of the 1987 crash
7th May 20, 9:19am
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22nd Apr 20, 3:43pm
Investors struggle to buy/sell shares on the NZX as the exchange can't cope with high trading volumes; EY brought in to do a review
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Investors struggle to buy/sell shares on the NZX as the exchange can't cope with high trading volumes; EY brought in to do a review
22nd Apr 20, 3:43pm
21st Apr 20, 12:16pm
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says the future has never been easy to read and its much tougher now, but the changes can be played to advantage. Don't discard goals and plans, adapt. A post-covid world will still have plenty going for it
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says the future has never been easy to read and its much tougher now, but the changes can be played to advantage. Don't discard goals and plans, adapt. A post-covid world will still have plenty going for it
21st Apr 20, 12:16pm
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9th Apr 20, 12:43pm
Jobseeker Support up 15% year-on-year in March, food grants issued jumps 54% and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals rise 14%
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Jobseeker Support up 15% year-on-year in March, food grants issued jumps 54% and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals rise 14%
9th Apr 20, 12:43pm
6th Apr 20, 5:16pm
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes fears too many KiwiSaver investors are paying an expensive price for getting their fundamental investing approach wrong, overlooking longstanding principles
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes fears too many KiwiSaver investors are paying an expensive price for getting their fundamental investing approach wrong, overlooking longstanding principles
6th Apr 20, 5:16pm
26th Mar 20, 11:21am
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says this is a time to hold your nerve and your course. It may nerve-wracking, but to enjoy the recovery when it comes, the only certain way to own shares for the upturn is by having them now
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says this is a time to hold your nerve and your course. It may nerve-wracking, but to enjoy the recovery when it comes, the only certain way to own shares for the upturn is by having them now
26th Mar 20, 11:21am
16th Mar 20, 3:54pm
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says good value companies that are found and bought in this volatility will look very good in a year or two, despite some rough moments in the meantime
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says good value companies that are found and bought in this volatility will look very good in a year or two, despite some rough moments in the meantime
16th Mar 20, 3:54pm
8th Mar 20, 5:02am
Mindful Money's Barry Coates on why fossil divestment makes a difference and should be supported - even by car owners
Mindful Money's Barry Coates on why fossil divestment makes a difference and should be supported - even by car owners
8th Mar 20, 5:02am
3rd Mar 20, 3:10pm
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says balanced funds are likely to be more suitable for default KiwiSaver schemes than conservative funds
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says balanced funds are likely to be more suitable for default KiwiSaver schemes than conservative funds
3rd Mar 20, 3:10pm
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1st Mar 20, 5:02am
'Game-changing' KiwiSaver rule changes to see default KiwiSaver funds switched from conservative to balanced, and default providers banned from investing in fossil fuel production
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'Game-changing' KiwiSaver rule changes to see default KiwiSaver funds switched from conservative to balanced, and default providers banned from investing in fossil fuel production
1st Mar 20, 5:02am
22nd Feb 20, 9:52am
Over the past ten years, KiwiSaver schemes have delivered less than half the returns the NZ Super Fund has, and in 2019 it was only marginally better
Over the past ten years, KiwiSaver schemes have delivered less than half the returns the NZ Super Fund has, and in 2019 it was only marginally better
22nd Feb 20, 9:52am
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

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