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FMA to KiwiSaver providers: We are getting impatient

KiwiSaver providers have been told they must do better, as the amount they earn in fees soars.

Thursday, October 5th, 6:00AM

Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett says KiwiSaver has now reached the size where providers might be able to trim fees, but that is not happening, and providers must do more to engage their members.

The regulator has released its latest KiwiSaver report, which shows total assets were up $7 billion from $33.8b in 2016. Investment returns of $2.7b were more than double those of 2016, and are close to the previous record $3b, reported in 2015...MORE»

No need to open KiwiSaver to finance companies: AMP

Friday, September 15th, 6:00AM

There should not be a need for finance companies to tap into borrowers’ KiwiSaver accounts when they default on a loan, one provider says.

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Are KiwiSaver members being ripped off?

Thursday, September 14th, 6:00AM

Are KiwiSaver fees too high – or to fund managers deserve to be rewarded for offering something a bit extra?

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Funds not 'true to label': Researcher

Thursday, September 7th, 6:00AM

When is a 'balanced' fund not a balanced fund? When it takes the risk of a growth fund, one researcher says.

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Advice key part of KiwiSaver success: ANZ

Tuesday, September 5th, 6:00AM

Advice is important to make sure New Zealanders get the most out of KiwiSaver, the country’s biggest provider says – but it suggests much of it should be supplied free.

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KiwiSaver members don't understand MTC

Wednesday, August 30th, 6:00AM

New research from Inland Revenue shows many KiwiSaver members don't understand how the tax credit works, or what it is.

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Documents shorter but still dense

Tuesday, August 22nd, 5:59AM

New product disclosure statements that were meant to be easier to understand still contain a large number of specialist financial terms, researchers say.

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Strategi launches KiwiSaver course

Sunday, August 20th, 7:35PM

Strategi has launched an NZQA-accredited course for people who want to offer advice on KiwiSaver.

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ANZ 5.79 5.05 5.19 5.49
ANZ Special - 4.55 4.69 4.99
ASB Bank 5.80 4.75 4.99 5.29
ASB Bank Special - 4.39 4.69 4.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.59 4.69 5.09
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.99 5.29 5.59
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Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
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Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
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Housing NZ Corp 5.79 4.75 4.99 5.29
HSBC Premier 5.79 4.19 4.29 4.89
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
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ICBC 5.80 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.80 4.95 5.15 5.59
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.55 4.65 5.09
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
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Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
RESIMAC Special 5.00 - 4.75 -
SBS Bank 5.89 4.99 5.19 5.59
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SBS Bank Special - 4.59 4.69 5.09
Sovereign 5.90 4.75 4.99 5.29
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The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.55 4.69 4.99
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 5.05 5.19 5.49
TSB Bank 5.80 4.80 5.15 5.45
TSB Special - 4.55 4.69 4.99
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Westpac 5.95 4.99 5.19 5.44
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