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Kiwisaver: Win for bankrupts in Appeal Court case

17 April 2015

The Court of Appeal has found Kiwisaver funds cannot be claimed by the Official Assignee to pay debts, overturning a previous High Court ruling.

Should KiwiSavers be allowed their lump sums?

10 April 2015

Australian moves to limit retirees’ ability to withdraw their superannuation savings as a lump sum have prompted mixed reactions from New Zealand KiwiSaver providers.

Tax system overhaul could cost financial industry

6 April 2015

Banks, fund managers, KiwiSaver providers and other financial institutions could be up for further compliance upgrades under proposals put forward in the government tax reform ‘green paper’ published last week.

Seven questions to ask your KiwiSaver provider

4 April 2015

KiwiSavers are always being told off for switching funds for all the wrong reasons.  If pressure from your bank or chasing returns isn't enough, what should you be looking for?  Don't feel bad if you break up with your fund: competition helps keep providers honest and experts suggest reviewing your fund choice once a year.  So how do you know if you are onto a winner?

HomeStart package for 90,000 first home buyers

1 April 2015

A Government support package for first home buyers that comes into effect today will help 90,000 lower and middle income people into home ownership over the next five years, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More information is available at: www.kiwisaver-homestart.co.nz.