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KiwiSaver members told: Don't forget tax

KiwiSaver members are being told to consider the impact of tax on their investments.

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00AM

Morningstar has released its latest KiwiSaver survey, covering the period to September 30.

KiwiSaver schemes with international exposure performed best over the September quarter. Those that made an active decision to allocate capital to growth assets also benefited as equities outperformed bonds.

The falling NZ dollar helped funds that left international investments unhedged.

There were no standout performers across the categories, but Milford KiwiSaver came out on top of the balanced and moderate categories and ASB was solid across the board...MORE»

FMA warns KiwiSaver providers to put customers first

Wednesday, October 1st, 1:16PM

More than twice as many KiwiSaver customers switched provider in the past year than in the same period the year before - prompting the FMA to warn that transfers must be done in the best interest of the customer.

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AMP offers death benefit to KiwiSaver members

Monday, September 29th, 11:14AM

AMP has announced it will offer a free accidental death benefit up to $100,000 to existing AMP KiwiSaver scheme members and those who join before the end of 2014.

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Kiwis miss out on $400m

Monday, September 15th, 12:38PM

ANZ Investments says KiwiSaver members missed out on $400 million in member tax credits from the Government in the last year.

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How much work is KiwiSaver for advisers?

Wednesday, September 10th, 5:59AM

KiwiSaver advice does not need to be particularly time consuming for financial advisers, one provider says.

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CGT 'could skew investment'

Thursday, September 4th, 6:00AM

Labour’s proposal to apply a capital gains tax to investments in shares – unless they are part of KiwiSaver – could encourage people to move out of more liquid investments, one fund manager says.

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Leave KiwiSaver alone: Commentator

Monday, September 1st, 6:00AM

Governments need to stop tinkering with KiwiSaver, one banking commentator says.

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Concern at conservative fees

Thursday, July 31st, 6:00AM

Many conservative KiwiSaver funds aren’t delivering returns to justify their fees, Morningstar’s co-head of fund research says.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AMP Home Loans 7.24 ▼5.69 6.39 6.65
AMP Home Loans $200k+ 7.14 ▼5.59 6.29 6.55
AMP Home Loans LVR <80% - - ▲5.99 ▼6.19
ANZ 6.74 6.15 ▼6.39 6.49
ANZ Special - ▼5.69 ▼5.75 6.09
ASB Bank 6.75 6.09 6.40 6.65
ASB Bank Special - 5.70 ▼5.75 6.19
BankDirect 6.75 6.09 6.99 6.65
BankDirect Special - 5.70 ▼5.75 6.19
BNZ - Classic - - 5.75 6.19
BNZ - GlobalPlus 6.74 5.89 6.39 6.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - Mortgage One 7.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 6.74 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 6.74 5.89 6.39 6.59
BNZ - TotalMoney 6.74 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.45 6.05 6.20 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 5.75 - - -
eMortgage 6.04 6.15 6.69 7.19
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
First Credit Union 6.45 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
General Finance 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
HBS Bank 6.65 5.85 5.99 6.19
HBS Special - - - 5.89
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 6.70 6.00 6.50 -
Housing NZ Corp 6.74 5.99 6.39 6.59
HSBC Premier 6.84 5.95 5.95 6.39
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - 5.75 5.75 5.75
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 6.75 5.99 6.39 -
Kiwibank 6.65 5.79 6.39 6.65
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kiwibank - Capped 5.65 6.50 - -
Kiwibank - Offset 6.55 - - -
Kiwibank LVR > 80% - - 5.89 6.19
Liberty - - - -
Napier Building Society 5.80 6.00 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.95 6.15 6.60 -
NZ Home Loans 6.85 6.09 6.40 6.65
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Resimac 6.59 6.35 6.58 6.77
SBS Bank 6.65 5.85 5.99 6.19
SBS Bank Special - - - 5.89
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Silver Fern 5.95 6.10 6.55 7.05
Sovereign 6.85 6.09 6.40 6.65
Sovereign Special - 5.70 5.75 6.19
The Co-operative Bank 6.70 ▼5.70 ▼5.89 6.19
TSB Bank 6.74 5.95 6.19 6.30
TSB Special - - 5.79 -
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Westpac 6.59 6.09 6.39 6.65
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.74 6.99 -
Westpac - Offset 6.59 - - -
Westpac Special - - ▼5.75 6.19
Median 6.70 6.00 6.39 6.52

Last updated: 22 October 2014 7:07am

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