16 July 2009
Australia and New Zealand today signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for a new scheme that will allow transfers of retirement saving between certain Australian superannuation funds and New Zealand KiwiSaver funds. The scheme is expected to be in place by mid-2010.
15 July 2009
Giving New Zealanders returning permanently from Australia the ability to bring their compulsory retirement savings back home if they so choose is a positive move, according to the Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand (ASFONZ) which promotes workplace savings.
24 June 2009
An announcement on the detail of a trans-Tasman retirement savings portability scheme may be imminent, with effect possibly as early as the first quarter of next year. The package, which represents the culmination of more than two years' work by officials, addresses some of the tax issues involved in creating a single trans-Tasman market for superannuation.