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Stubbs calls for crack down on snail-paced KiwiSaver transfer times

13 February 2017 It's time to crack down on super-slow KiwiSaver scheme transfers, says Sam Stubbs, founder of the Simplicity KiwiSaver scheme.Stubbs says 16 in every 100 people who have switched to its scheme from a rival KiwiSaver scheme have had to wait 20 or more days for their money to be transferred over.  More>

MJW's December investment survey released

3 February 2017

Melville Jessup Weaver has released its December 2016 Investment Survey.  New entrant Simplicity KiwiSaver's  growth fund was ranked third amongst 16 funds. More>

Sam Stubbs on 2016

19 December 2016

Sam Stubbs: "Finally, after the shitter that was 2016, some good news: For NZ investors and KiwiSavers, things have seldom looked better." More>

KiwiSaver fees must be disclosed in dollars from 2018

14 December 2016

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says all KiwiSaver annual statements will have to disclose total fees paid in dollar terms from 2018, however one provider says it should start happening much sooner. More>

Fee debate welcomed

7 December 2016

The Commission for Financial Capability has welcomed fresh debate on the touchy subject of KiwiSaver fees after a new report suggested there was an "unhealthy focus" on fees - rather than the overall outcome delivered by various schemes. More>

Hawes on KiwiSaver fees

2 December 2016

When choosing your KiwiSaver provider, you shouldn't base the decision on fees - they are only one factor in your choice, says Martin Hawes.  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. More>

Ditch benchmarks advisers told

20 November 2016

Advisers are being urged to talk to their clients about the performance of their investments in terms of their goals, rather than referring to benchmarks and indexes. More>

Work to change fee disclosure

21 September 2016

A working group has already begun to look at ways that KiwiSaver fees could be reported with more transparency.  CFFC group manager of investor capability David Boyle said there was clear consumer demand for fees to be presented in an easier-to-understand way.  More> 

KiwiSavers in dark over full fee figures

19 September 2016

Many KiwiSavers are in the dark over the individual costs to manage their money because most providers don't give the full dollar figure in annual member statements. NZ Herald. More>