2 December 2009
KiwiSaver providers have been warned about using standover tactics to stop people from changing schemes after complaints were made to the Government's superannuation watchdog.
20 November 2009
A tax bill introduced to Parliament today by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne opens the way for New Zealanders returning home from Australia to bring their retirement savings with them.
The changes are part of the Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver, and Remedial Matters) Bill.
10 November 2009
New research across the Tasman has quantified the annual income needed by retirees to fund either a comfortable or modest standard of living in retirement.
9 November 2009
David Ireland, Chairman of Workplace Savings NZ appeared on TV3's ASB Breakfast this morning to discuss our new "Peoples Choice KiwiSaver Award". Click on the link to view the interview with Michael Wilson.
30 October 2009
The Treasury has issued a "choose your poison" challenge to the Government, warning that if serious consideration is not given to pegging the costs of superannuation other public services will suffer.
28 October 2009
Authorised financial advisers (AFAs) will have to pay a minimum of almost $3,000 to comply in the first year of regulation, according to figures compiled by the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA).
16 October 2009
Surprisingly strong inflation in the September quarter has cast further doubt on the Reserve Bank's stated expectation that it will not start raising interest rates until the latter part of next year.
13 October 2009
Commerce Minister Simon Power has proposed a range of "technical tweaks" around the incoming Qualifying Financial Entity (QFE) regime, in a bid to meet industry concerns.
7 October 2009
Over the 12 months to March 31 this year, KiwiSaver providers collected a total of about $26 million in fees, according to my calculations.
7 October 2009
The price of gold is surging on world markets amid fears that the old economic order, based on the supremacy of the US dollar, could be breaking down.