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CFFC calls for seven changes to KiwiSaver

The Commission for Financial Capability has recommended to the Government that KiwiSaver providers should disclose the total dollar cost of all fees on annual statements in its just released 2016 Review of Retirement Income Policies.

Thursday, December 8th, 2:11PM  4 comments

In the first part of a two-phase release, the CFFC has recommended a series of immediate changes that Review Manager Scott McMurray believes could make a significant difference to New Zealanders’ balances and retirement outcomes. "They are aimed at making it easier for people to save more for the future and provide greater flexibility and certainty over their retirement savings” he says.

The 7 key recommendations are:

Increase employer and employee contributions from 3% to 4%:

Automated option to increase member contributions by 0 ...MORE»

Traditional balanced fund models may not deliver

Wednesday, December 7th, 5:58AM

The ability to swim away from risk underpins the investment philosophy behind the new 5 Oceans Fund launched by Castle Point Funds Management.


Pie Funds targets Europe and the UK from Hawkes Bay

Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00AM

Auckland-based Pie Funds will usher in the New Year with a new branch office in Hawkes Bay and a new growth fund in the UK and Europe.


Will Key resignation pave way for NZ Super changes?

[UPDATED] Critics of the Government's current stance on New Zealand Superannuation are hoping that the Prime Minister's resignation paves the way for a change of heart in the Beehive.

Monday, December 5th, 3:42PM

"Maybe now we have more of an opportunity for an open debate" says Associate Professor Susan St John, Director of the Economics of Ageing Programme in the Centre for Applied Research in Economics (CARE) at the University of Auckland.

St John says the Prime Minister's decision to take ageing future projections off the table was "pretty short sighted", not mention his rubbishing of the long term fiscal projections by Treasury ...MORE»

Fee debate welcomed

Monday, December 5th, 6:00AM  6 comments

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.


Trump: Uncertainty as well as hope

Sunday, December 4th, 6:00AM

International economist Andrew Hunt looks at what US President-elect Donald Trump has promised and how quickly he can make changes to things like Dodd Frank and ObamaCare. In this piece Hunt also looks at what it means for bond markets. 


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Industry must face up to trend for commission regulation

Friday, July 15th, 11:51AM  7 comments

Massey University's Michael Naylor discusses the FMA's report on insurance replacement business. MORE»

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Housing market NZ’s biggest domestic risk - RBNZ

Thursday, December 8th, 10:38AM

New Zealand’s highly charged housing market is the biggest domestic economic risk facing the country but no change to the OCR is on the horizon, the Reserve Bank governor says. MORE»

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It's time to shine your light

Thursday, December 8th, 2:14PM

Russell Hutchinson draws inspiration from a Canadian advice business and provides some ideas about how to become a really good and busy adviser. MORE»

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Call for more scrutiny of regulators

Monday, August 15th, 5:59AM  2 comments

Financial services providers are becoming ever more familiar with the Financial Markets Authority in its industry oversight role – but who is keeping an eye on the regulators? MORE»

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Plus4 Insurance Group appoints a new Chairman and director

Friday, December 9th, 6:01AM

Plus4 Insurance Solutions has appointed a new director to its board and elected a chairman to succeed Grant Uridge. MORE»

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BNZ offers 4% term deposit rate

Monday, November 21st, 9:58AM

BNZ has introduced a two-year deposit rate special of 4%. MORE»


KiwiSaver quake moves spark warning

Thursday, November 24th, 6:00AM

Government is making it easier for earthquake-affected KiwiSaver members to withdraw their money if they suffer financial hardship – but one adviser is warning it is not a good idea. MORE»

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