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Covid withdrawals possible 'but not always desirable'

KiwiSaver members are being told they may be able to withdraw their money to help them through tough financial times caused by Covid-19 – but the decision should be made carefully.

Wednesday, April 1st, 6:57AM  2 comments

Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson said it was understandable that many KiwiSaver members facing financial hardship were turning to their funds as a potential source of short-term income, but there was a range of options they could consider first.



“While your circumstances may qualify for withdrawal under significant financial hardship, taking out money now may severely impact your quality ...MORE»

Investors rejig portfolios; Gentrack soars

Tuesday, March 31st, 6:29PM

New Zealand shares rose as institutional investors increased their exposure to equities at the end of the March quarter, and as central bank support raises the prospect of a rally following the coronavirus crash. Gentrack soared after it affirmed earnings guidance.

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Fixed income 'not providing buffer expected'

Monday, March 30th, 9:29PM

Fixed income has not been providing the portfolio protection in the current market volatility that investors might expect, MyFiduciary principal Chris Douglas says.

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[The Wrap] Coping with Covid-19; thinking ahead; update your info

This week's wrap is a bit different to my normal ones (including being on a Monday). The Covid-19 lockdown presents daily challenges for each of us, but is a good opportunity to think about the future. Also I ask you to update your details so we can get information to you.

Monday, March 30th, 10:00AM

First up I hope everyone is coping ok with this massive disruption going on in our lives. It's fascinating times; while the short term doesn't look that great, I'm sure good things will come out of everything which is going on.

While our focus over the past week has been, like everyone else, on operational issues – thoughts are also shifting to the future.

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AML flexibility offered

Monday, March 30th, 7:58AM

AML reporting entities will change the way they do business during the Covid-19 lockdown and will be allowed some flexibility, regulators say.

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Recovery from coronavirus – a buying opportunity?

Monday, March 30th, 6:30AM  2 comments

Hamesh Sharma takes a look at historic market-impacting world events; how they played out and markets recovered; and what this could mean for a recovery from Covid-19's present market grip. 

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Warning for insurers

Thursday, March 26th, 9:32PM

The outlook for the Asia Pacific regions’ life insurers has been revised to negative by S&P Global Ratings. MORE»

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[GRTV] Investment themes for this decade

Sunday, March 22nd, 10:00AM

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Two big questions in conduct law causing advisers concern, and its unintended consequences

Monday, March 30th, 10:35AM  4 comments

The Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) amendment Bill raises a big question about the future of commission. MORE»

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Bank margins under pressure: KPMG

Wednesday, April 1st, 10:31AM

Bank margins are under pressure amid record low interest rates and lenders may not be able to cut mortgage rates much further, according to a new report from KPMG. MORE»

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NZ Funds adds to its Private Wealth team

Monday, March 30th, 10:19AM

NZ Funds continues to beef up its Private Wealth team to help it achieve its double-digit growth rate. MORE»

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Covid withdrawals possible 'but not always desirable'

Wednesday, April 1st, 6:57AM  2 comments

KiwiSaver members are being told they may be able to withdraw their money to help them through tough financial times caused by Covid-19 – but the decision should be made carefully. MORE»

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