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Forget returns and fees, investors told

New Zealand fund managers should be competing for KiwiSaver members on the basis of advice, transparency and service – not fees or returns, one manager says.

Tuesday, June 21st, 6:00AM

Treasury this month released a report by Andreas Heuser that showed neither fees nor returns were significant drawcards for KiwiSaver members – who were instead more swayed by bank marketing tactics.

Heuser suggested it could be a problem of consumers’ lack of knowledge and engagement.

“Providers do spend some time and effort educating members and complying with their regulatory obligations …However, any incentive to improve consumer knowledge levels is not aligned with the economic incentive to retain customers and revenue levels,” Heuser said...MORE»

More KiwiSaver options wanted

Tuesday, June 14th, 2:29PM

Almost half of New Zealanders would like to increase their KiwiSaver contributions by 1% at a time that suits them, according to a new survey by ANZ.

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Big lift in KiwiSaver withdrawals

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:44PM

New data from ANZ shows a big increase in the number of first-home buyers turning to KiwiSaver to help them get into the property market.

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Autopilot mode helps KiwiSaver members to better returns

Tuesday, May 17th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver investors are suffering less of a “behaviour gap” in returns than investors in other New Zealand managed funds, new research from Morningstar shows.

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Industry told: Make Kiwis care

Thursday, May 5th, 5:00AM

Advisers need to get New Zealanders off “autopilot” when it comes to retirement savings, one commentator says.

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Unfounded fears put people off KiwiSaver

Friday, April 29th, 5:00AM

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

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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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  • FMA says commission drives churn
    “In my opinion, most comments above are missing the point of the report - it's not about AFAs, RFAs, or even the QFEs (banks)....”
    2 hours ago by Another AFA
  • FMA says commission drives churn
    “it seems to me the usual report structured to suit the outcome. just a thought....”
    3 hours ago by w k
  • FMA says commission drives churn
    “The FMA report clearly stated they only used a sample of 1100 AFA’s/RFA’s, out of a arguable universe of 2,000 AFA’s...”
    3 hours ago by mike6156@gmail.com
  • FMA says commission drives churn
    “The report identified that advisers have a 40% market share. The report also identified advisers having a higher risk of...”
    3 hours ago by Dirty Harry
  • FMA says commission drives churn
    “I really find it difficult to accept the report in its current format and language. I would need to know more about the data...”
    4 hours ago by Backstage
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