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Simplicity trims fees

2 March 2020 - Simplicity has trimmed its fees and made it easier to invest in its non-KiwiSaver funds.

Former mayor joins KiwiSaver scheme

27 January 2020 - Former Wellington mayor Justin Lester has joined Simplicity.

Advisers welcome new mortgage entrant

8 October 2019 - Advisers have welcomed Simplicity's entrance into the mortgage market, but doubt whether the 2.95% home loan product will have a major impact.

Simplicity declares war with 2.95% mortgage

3 October 2019 - Non-profit KiwiSaver provider Simplicity has declared war on the major banks by launching a 2.95% mortgage for first-home buyers.

Strong response expected to KiwiSaver default review: Govt

20 September 2019 - Government officials expected the discussion paper proposing reform of the KiwiSaver default fund arrangement would provoke "full and rigorous debate", a cabinet paper reveals.

KiwiWealth takes aim at Simplicity

7 August 2019 - KiwiWealth says some fund managers are shirking their duty when responsible investing gets ‘too hard’. 

Ethical investing on human rights grounds 'too hard' - Simplicity

31 July 2019 - Simplicity founder Sam Stubbs says New Zealand managers only have so much control over international investments and that it's "too hard" to make exclusions on human rights grounds.

Simplicity adds new sales boss

24 July 2019 - Simplicity has appointed a new head of sales.

Rich Lister backs Stubb's KiwiSaver scheme

8 April 2019 - Sir Stephen Tindall is lending his support to not-for-profit KiwiSaver scheme Simplicity.

Concerns KiwiSaver bill could be stopped

19 February 2019 - There are concerns that a bill that would make it easier for foster children to access KiwiSaver may be stopped in its tracks.

FMA lodges robo application number three

23 October 2018 - A third application to offer roboadvice to New Zealand customers is being considered by the Financial Markets Authority.

Simplicity faces responsibility questions

2 October 2018 - Simplicity founder Sam Stubbs is rejecting criticism that his responsible investment stance doesn’t go far enough.

Simplicity in the black after two years

8 August 2018 - New not-for-profit fund manager Simplicity is in positive cashflow territory about 18 months ahead of schedule, founder Sam Stubbs says.

KiwiSaver must change, providers say

13 June 2018 - 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.

Simplicity drops investments

5 June 2018 - Simplicity is dropping fossil fuels, pornography, alcohol, weapons and gambling from its KiwiSaver fund. Simplicity already excludes investments in nuclear...

Simplicity wades into Smartshares territory

5 April 2018 - Low-fee KiwiSaver provider Simplicity is launching two new index funds, which seem to take on the NZX’s Smartshares offering. The non-KiwiSaver funds...

Rethinking retirement assumptions

2 February 2018 - Advances in healthcare and technology have improved life expectancy in New Zealand at a staggering rate – by almost two years every decade since 1960.  Investors retiring at 65 should be preparing for a long retirement.  In this commentary John Berry asks how long should advisers target for their clients’ savings to last, and do historic assumptions for growth asset allocations for retirees need a rethink?

KiwiFund could have unfair advantage

18 December 2017 - A Government-run KiwiSaver scheme would have an unfair disadvantage that could push other providers out of business.

Simplicity lists on platforms

27 November 2017 - Low-cost KiwiSaver provider Simplicity is making changes that affect advisers.

Simplicity offers income option

22 September 2017 - KiwiSaver provider Simplicity has signed a deal with variable annuity firm Lifetime Retirement Income, to provide a new KiwiSaver fund that offers retirees an income for life.

Big cake for small market share

3 September 2017 - Simplicity KiwiSaver Scheme has had its first birthday celebrating achieving "half of 1% of the KiwiSaver market." In its first 12 months the scheme has...

Getting to Know: Peter Neilson

18 August 2017 - Peter Neilson was the chair of the Financial Services Council until insurers quit in revolt over a report into insurance commissions, and was the Associate Minister of Finance during the sharemarket crash. Here, he talks about why advisers should be more like surgeons.

Eaqub, Halper join Simplicity

2 June 2017 - An economist and a senior Google executive are to join the board of KiwiSaver provider Simplicity.

InvestNow mix-up disappointing: Stubbs

25 May 2017 - Simplicity founder Sam Stubbs says he is disappointed about a mix-up with direct investment platform investNow which resulted in his firm pulling its funds.

New Simplicity Investment Funds could save Kiwis $1/2 billion annually in fees

4 April 2017 - Non-profit investment manager Simplicity continues its assault on high fees in the managed funds sector

Low-cost model better for advisers: Simplicity

6 March 2017 - Fund managers charging high fees for their products have kept a lid on what advisers can earn, Simplicity’s managing director said as the provider launched its first non-KiwiSaver funds.

Simplicity's growth fund posts early success

3 February 2017 - KiwiSaver provider Simplicity's managing director Sam Stubbs says his funds' first reported performance data are like "winning a bronze medal in your first event" despite a poor showing from its conservative fund.

Simplicity open for business

14 September 2016 - New low-fee KiwiSaver provider Simplicity has started accepting enrolments.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA 4.55 3.55 3.89 3.99
AIA Special - 3.05 3.39 3.69
ANZ 4.44 3.55 3.85 4.49
ANZ Special - 3.05 3.35 3.99
ASB Bank 4.45 3.55 3.89 3.99
ASB Bank Special - 3.05 3.39 3.69
Bluestone 4.44 4.44 4.29 4.34
BNZ - Classic - 3.09 3.35 3.69
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 3.75 4.10 4.55
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
China Construction Bank 5.50 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 3.15 3.15 3.19
Credit Union Auckland 5.95 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.65 4.75 4.75 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 5.65 4.75 4.75 -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 3.99 4.49 -
Heartland 3.95 2.89 2.97 3.39
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
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Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 4.35 4.45 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.95 3.09 3.50
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 5.15 3.18 3.18 3.20
Kainga Ora ▼4.43 ▼3.55 ▼3.85 ▼4.14
Kiwibank 4.40 3.84 4.14 4.40
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 4.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 3.09 3.39 3.65
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 4.09 4.15 -
Pepper Essential 5.18 - 4.98 4.98
Resimac 4.50 ▼3.49 ▼3.39 3.94
RESIMAC Special - - - -
SBS Bank 4.54 4.85 5.05 5.49
SBS Bank Special - 3.09 3.39 3.69
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 3.25 3.45 3.69
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 3.75 3.85 4.19
TSB Bank 5.34 3.89 4.15 4.49
TSB Special 4.54 3.09 3.35 3.69
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.95 3.99 -
Westpac 4.59 4.15 4.09 4.49
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Westpac Special - 3.09 3.39 3.69
Median 4.59 3.55 3.85 3.99

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