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NZ Funds targeting clients' points of pain

NZ Funds has launched a new pension transfer service with a difference: its nationwide UK pension transfer team are offering to do the transfer advice and processing free of charge, before passing the client back to their adviser to be advised within the context of their usual ongoing advice relationship.

Monday, August 13th, 6:00AM

“Just over a year ago we identified two problems in the pension transfer market. First, while almost all advisers have clients with international investments in their client base, the process of advising on UK pension transfers is so complicated and tedious, their advisers were often unable to help those clients,” NZ Funds Principal David van Schaardenburg says.

“Second, when clients were transferred there were a limited number of available investment solutions, many being based on either antiquated schemes or schemes managed by financial advisers, not licensed fund managers...MORE»

A breach of trust? Private asset ownership in KiwiSaver

Monday, August 6th, 8:30AM

The recent announcement that the NZ Super Fund was considering investing in the Government’s proposed Auckland light rail networks has re-ignited calls for KiwiSaver to be used to fund local infrastructure investments.

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No clear reason for KiwiSaver success

Monday, July 30th, 6:00AM

Morningstar says there’s no clear differentiating factor that makes high-performing KiwiSaver funds stand out.

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The employer’s conundrum

Monday, July 2nd, 10:00AM

Why have so few employers chosen a preferred provider scheme?

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Law changes offer greater KiwiSaver flexibility

Monday, July 2nd, 6:00AM

Proposed changes to KiwiSaver will allow over 65s to join the scheme and introduce new contribution rates.

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Advisers set clients on right investment path

Friday, June 22nd, 6:00AM

Investors who work with advisers are on track to achieve better outcomes in their KiwiSaver accounts.

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What New Zealanders want from KiwiSaver may surprise you

Wednesday, June 20th, 10:27AM

NZ Funds has conducted some research on what people like and what motivates their decisions when making KiwiSaver decisions. It makes for interesting reading.

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KiwiSaver must change, providers say

Wednesday, June 13th, 6:01AM

Product-based commission should be banned for financial advisers offering advice on KiwiSaver, Milford Asset Management chief executive Troy Swann has told an event in Auckland.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.79 4.79 4.99 5.35
ANZ Special - 4.29 4.49 4.85
ASB Bank 5.80 4.69 4.89 5.19
ASB Bank Special - 4.29 4.49 4.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.29 4.49 4.85
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.89 5.05 5.49
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.90 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 5.45 5.50 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 5.00 5.20 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.79 4.79 5.05 5.29
HSBC Premier 5.89 3.99 4.19 4.69
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ICBC 5.80 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.80 4.69 4.89 5.35
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.19 4.39 4.85
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
RESIMAC Special - - - -
SBS Bank 5.89 4.85 5.05 5.49
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - 4.19 4.49 4.85
Sovereign 5.90 4.69 4.89 5.19
Sovereign Special - 4.29 4.49 4.79
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.24 4.49 4.85
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 4.74 4.99 5.35
TSB Bank 5.80 4.74 4.99 5.35
TSB Special - 4.24 4.49 4.85
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.95 4.99 5.05 5.44
Westpac - Offset 5.95 - - -
Westpac Special - 4.29 4.49 4.85
Median 5.89 4.69 4.89 5.19

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