1 JULY 2019: WORKPLACE SAVINGS NZ HAS NOW MERGED WITH THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL AND OPERATES UNDER THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL BANNER. AS SUCH THIS WEBSITE WILL NOT BE UPDATED AS OF 1 JULY 2019 AND ANY QUERIES REGARDING THE FORMER ORGANISATION - WORKPLACE SAVINGS NZ - SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09 985 5762. WEBSITE: fsc.org.nz
20 June 2019: Workplace Savings NZ will merge with the Financial Services Council from 1 July 2019 and will operate under the Financial Services Council banner. Read the media release, contact us or sign-up to FSC News Updates. Find out about becoming a member of the newly merged Financial Services Council.
13 MAY 2019: 2018 ANNUAL REPORT - Now available
A warm welcome to Towards Wellbeing, the theme for the 2019 Financial Service Council and Workplace Savings NZ Conference on the 11th and 12th September 2019 in Auckland. The conference is fast earning the reputation as one of the flagship conferences of the Financial Services Sector in New Zealand, known for leading edge content and speakers and provoking debate around the key issues affecting the sector. Earlybird tickets and programme details are available from the conference website.
The Workplace Savings NZ Communication Award Winners for 2018 were announced on 6 September 2018.
The Communication Awards celebrate and showcase excellence within the financial services industry, providing an opportunity to learn and hear from those who are leaders in our changing industry.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.
Most Innovative Communication Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) of the Year
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for Whai Rawa PDS 2017
For the best product disclosure statement by a corporate, master trust, industry or KiwiSaver scheme.
Most Innovative Communication
ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited for KiwiSaver Member Statements
For the most inspiring communication in 2016/17. A change that has made a true difference to consumers and the industry.
Best Overall KiwiSaver Member Experience
AMP for Fast Forward
For the best consumer experience on a KiwiSaver product, communication or service.
Workplace Savings Excellence in Communication
ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited
Overall winner demonstrating simple, easy-to-read, consumer-focussed communication.
DETAILS ON 2019 WORKPLACE SAVINGS AWARDS TO BE ANNOUNCED MID-2019
Celebrating good consumer outcomes and industry conduct, the annual Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ awards showcase excellence in the financial services industry, aiming to inspire innovation and change.
The Workplace Savings NZ awards showcase communications that are driving better consumer outcomes.
Join us at the Gala Dinner to recognise those who are leaders in our changing industry, and to learn how we can all make a difference.
SHAPING FUTURES NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Workplace Savings NZ (WSNZ) and the Financial Services Council (FSC) are proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Shaping Futures national conference.
Shaping Futures national conference
6 and 7 September 2018
Pullman Hotel, Auckland
For more information visit www.shapingfutures.co.nz
RELEASE OF WSNZ KIWISAVER GLOSSARY
A new plain English guide to KiwiSaver aiming to demystify the savings initiative to New Zealanders has been released (1 March 2018) by Workplace Savings NZ. The glossary, which was developed by an expert industry working group with the support of the Commission for Financial Capability and the Financial Markets Authority, sets out to make KiwiSaver lingo easier to access and understand.
The Workplace Savings 2017 report is now available online. Click here to view the report.
WSNZ ACTION & INDUSTRY UPDATES
View the latest updates and member communications here. Login required.
Workplace Savings NZ's updated industry guidelines are available here:
Significant Financial Hardship Processing Guidelines 2015
Serious Illness Processing Guidelines UPDATED November 2018
Buying a Home with KiwiSaver 2015 (incorporates HomeStart changes)
:: HomeStart Grant and First Home KiwiSaver withdrawals
:: KiwiSaver quarterly surveys. Member login required.
:: FMC Act: Summary report for members.
:: KiwiSaver: provider information and more.
:: Workplace Savings NZ Annual Report 2015.