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Lower fees for KiwiSaver default schemes

1 July 2014

Commerce Minister Craig Foss says nine KiwiSaver default providers start their seven year appointment today, offering lower fees for investors.

KiwiSaver debate benefits everybody

21 June 2014

Discussion about scheme covers broader issues such as deciding how much risk to take, and managing savings.

FMA releases guide to help smaller financial adviser businesses with the licensing process for DIMS

18 June 2014

Following changes to the regulation of Discretionary Investment Management Services (DIMS) announced Monday 16 June, by Commerce Minister, Craig Foss, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released a guide to help advisers and small businesses who want to apply for a licence to provide DIMS under the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

Intergovernmental FATCA agreement signed

13 June 2014

On 12 June 2014, the Minister of Revenue and the US Chargé d’Affaires signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in New Zealand. Read Workplace Savings NZ's response and the full media release here.

Are you in the right Kiwisaver fund?

2 June 2014

Nobody has a crystal ball, so while the past can provide some indication of what an investor might expect, there are no guarantees. Sorted, the website of the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income, has a fund finder, which every KiwiSaver should have a play with at least once, and preferably every few years.