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ACT wants NZ Super debate

25 November 2016

ACT is calling for a debate over the sustainability of New Zealand Superannuation. "Politicians must take Treasury’s long term position report seriously for young New Zealanders." Scoop.co.nz.  More>

Home buyers shouldn't agonise

25 November 2016

Would-be first home buyers should not agonise over trying to second-guess the direction of the housing market. Interest.co.nz.  More>

Mercer's Scobie reflects on KiwiSaver

23 November 2016

David Scobie, senior consultant at Mercer, reflects on the risk and return outcomes experienced by KiwiSaver members since inception. Interest.co.nz. More>

RBNZ sees shift in savings behvaiour

23 November 2016

RBNZ sees 'tentative evidence' of a shift in saving behaviour in Aust & NZ due to pessimism about income growth and 'wealth hit' from the GFC. Interest.co.nz.  More>

KiwiSaver relief for quake-affected

23 November 2016

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced relief for KiwiSaver members who are suffering financial hardship following the November 14 earthquakes, by making it easier for them to withdraw their funds. Scoop.co.nz.  More>

Treasury NZ Super warning

23 November 2016

Treasury warns that net debt will blow out to around 200% of GDP by 2060 without changes to NZ Super indexation and age. Interest.co.nz.  More>

Banks concerned about 'fee-chasers'

21 November 2016

Bank KiwiSaver providers are worried that proposed changes to annual statement requirements could lead to members chasing the lowest-fee providers. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Insurers monitored by AM Best

21 November 2016

Insurer credit rating agency AM Best to closely monitor implications for the financial strength of insurers with significant exposure to earthquake hit regions. Interest.co.nz. More>

KiwiSavers want to engage responsibly: RIAA

21 November 2016

Most KiwiSaver investors favour engagement rather than divestment of troublesome stocks, a new survey commissioned by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) has found. InvestmentNewsNZ. More>

Southern Cross Financial joins P2P lending

21 November 2016

Mortgage broker Southern Cross Financial will "push the button" on December 1 to become a a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending business. Stuff.co.nz. More>