WSNZ & WiS June Breakfasts
Save the dates - June 17th and 18th. David Boyle, GM Investor Education, Commission for Financial Capability will talk about why retirement matters. More information and the registration details to follow soon.
Workplace Savings Forum 2015 - 11th August
Gear up and get ready for the most comprehensive Workplace Savings peak industry event of the year! This year's theme is "Talking Retirement Incomes and Change". Registrations are now open and the programme timetable is available for your perusal. We are working on securing an exciting line-up of qualified speakers. Organisations making group bookings are offered a special deal. Sign up early and save! Early Bird registrations close July 17. Check out the details here.
A copy of the 2014 Annual Report can be downloaded here.
KiwiSaver schemes with QROPS Status
Read Workplace Savings NZ's communication on the QROPs issue here.
WSNZ Updated 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)
:: Trans-Tasman Portability: schemes accepting trans-tasman transfers and FAQs.
:: KiwiSaver quarterly surveys. Member login required.
:: FMC Act: Summary report for members.
:: KiwiSaver: provider information and more.
:: SuperNews: our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
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21 May 2015
New Zealanders who sign up to Kiwisaver from today will no longer get a $1000 "kick-start" payment.
13 May 2015
Typically private equity is only available to sophisticated investors – and yet its long time horizon and potentially high returns could be well suited to KiwiSaver. Do you want a piece of this growth asset in your KiwiSaver?
12 May 2015
IRD is in talks with its counterpart in Britain after moves that have meant New Zealand KiwiSaver schemes can no longer accept British pension transfers without penalty.
11 May 2015
The Government sees the funds as a parking space until a saver decides for themselves where best to invest.
4 May 2015
There's a gaping hole in the KiwiSaver concept: What happens to the money when people turn 65.