Retirement age should move with the times

16 December 2010

Why wouldn't we expect to work longer as we live longer, asks Andrew Gawith, director of Gareth Morgan Investments.

Savings-based recovery set to pick up in 2011

18 November 2010

A sustainable economic recovery is underway and will pick up momentum next year as the Government continues to roll out its economic plan, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Update on 'People's Choice KiwiSaver Award' 2010

15 November 2010

At the half-way mark, voting in this year’s “People’s Choice KiwiSaver Communication Award” is progressing well.  Workplace Savings NZ Executive Director Bruce Kerr says more than 99% of voters have so far rated their providers’ communications as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

Submission on the Financial Markets (Regulators & KiwiSaver) Bill

10 November 2010

We have today uploaded the Workplace Savings NZ submission to the Commercer Select Committee in relation to the above bill.

Compulsory savings no silver bullet

7 October 2010

Making KiwiSaver a compulsory savings isn’t the silver bullet to address New Zealand’s dismal savings record, with the evidence across the Tasman unclear, according to the Savings Working Group.

Improvements to KiwiSaver regulation

15 September 2010

Improvements to KiwiSaver regulation including periodic reporting, increased fund manager and trustee responsibility have been introduced in a bill to Parliament.

Significant power for new regulator

14 September 2010

The proposed new market regulator will be able to enforce the duties of people involved in financial markets when it's in the public interest, a significant new power under a bill introduced to Parliament today.  The board setting up the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) requested the new power because it believed there was a gap in the authority's ability to effectively enforce and supervise New Zealand's financial markets, Commerce Minister Simon Power said.

QFEs need regulatory assurance

8 September 2010

Qualifying Financial Entity (QFE) status, like authorisation, will have a shelf life and renewal process come into play which implies a need for regulatory assurance says Commissioner for Financial Advisers David Mayhew.  Speaking at the Workplace Savings conference he said QFE's must remain capable of delivering compliance with legislation.

All Change for Workplace Savings

30 August 2010

The next decade will see unprecedented change in New Zealand's savings landscape. That's the prediction from New Zealand's premier savings industry conference ‘Workplace Savings 20/20' that ended on Friday.

Wide brief for expert group on savings options

24 August 2010

An independent Savings Working Group announced today by the Government has a wide brief to consider how New Zealand can improve its national savings, Finance Minister Bill English says.