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Unfounded fears put people off KiwiSaver

New Zealanders with memories of financial crisis pain may be letting misinformation get in the way of retirement savings, a new survey shows.

Friday, April 29th, 5:00AM

The Commission for Financial Capability has released the results of its survey of 2200 people, which asked why people joined KiwiSaver, or what put them off.

The most common reason to enrol was to save for retirement. One in three cited this reason.

That was followed by the $1000 kickstart, which is no longer available.

A third of people who’ve never signed up said they had concerns about the scheme, compared with 17% of active members...MORE»

KiwiSaver withdrawals suggested to pay for advice

Tuesday, April 26th, 12:11PM

More than a third of New Zealanders would be willing to use money from their KiwiSaver accounts to pay for advice on what to do with it, ANZ research shows.

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Conservative funds take lead

Wednesday, April 20th, 8:52PM

More conservative KiwiSaver schemes are starting to get their chance to shine.

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KiwiSaver treated like a bank account, not investment

Monday, April 11th, 10:27AM

Three-quarters of all KiwiSaver members have no idea how much money they will have in their accounts when they reach retirement, a new survey shows.

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Pie funds' KiwiSaver plans on hold

Wednesday, March 30th, 6:00AM

Pie Funds is shelving plans to launch a KiwiSaver scheme, for now.

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Interest grows in ethical options

Wednesday, March 9th, 4:43PM

New Zealand fund managers and advisers are switching on to responsible investing, it has been claimed.

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Portfolio-building has limited appeal

Wednesday, March 2nd, 6:00AM

A KiwiSaver provider offering members the ability to pick the assets their retirement savings are invested in says only a small percentage of investors want to take such a hands-on approach.

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Amanah amasses members

Friday, February 26th, 1:21PM

New Zealand’s only shariah-compliant fund manager has amassed $8.5 million across its KiwiSaver and unit trust in its first year in business.

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