Workplace Savings NZ Forum 2015 - 11th August
Time is running out. Register today and join like-minded professionals for the most comprehensive Workplace Savings event of the year! This year's theme is "Talking Retirement Incomes and Change". We have an exciting programme and line up of international and local expert speakers. Organisations making group bookings are offered a special deal. Read more.
WSNZ & WiS Breakfasts - September
Save the dates. Our next industry breakfasts are scheduled for the 9th & 10th of September. WSNZ and WiS are delighted to have Alisa Caldwell, Moneywise Global as guest speaker.
Tim Noonan, Managing Director of Capital Markets Insights, Russell Investments recently spoke on the topic: Money or your life: A story of decumulation. Click here to view his presentation.
WSNZ Submissions 2015
View our Submissions for 2015 here.
WSNZ Action and Industry Updates
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WSNZ Industry Guidelines
Links to our updated guidelines are provided below:
Significant Financial Hardship Processing Guidelines 1 April 2015
Serious Illness Processing Guidelines 1 April 2015
Buying a Home with KiwiSaver 1 April 2015 (incorporates HomeStart changes)
:: HomeStart Grant and First Home KiwiSaver withdrawals
:: KiwiSaver quarterly surveys. Member login required.
:: FMC Act: Summary report for members.
:: KiwiSaver: provider information and more.
:: Workplace Savings NZ Annual Report 2014.
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29 July 2015
The number of KiwiSavers getting their money out due to financial hardship has grown, but it's not something that budgeting advisers say should be done lightly.
19 July 2015
KiwiSaver providers were quick to offer transfers from an Australian superannuation fund but KiwiSaver flights to Australia seem to be stuck in the departure lounge.
15 July 2015
A number of simple steps could dramatically improve the financial wellbeing of KiwiSaver members if there was industry collaboration to implement them, investor education workshops have been told.
29 June 2015
People who have moved their UK pension to KiwiSaver schemes are now trapped in their current funds, following a decision from the UK tax department... "We’ve managed to protect almost everything for those people who were in the process of transferring their UK pensions to New Zealand,” Workplace Savings executive director Bruce Kerr says.
25 June 2015
The Government may have to go into the business of providing "voluntary" annuities, a new report has suggests.