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Very good returns for less risk a real option

1 Mar 15 - - Growth fund returns continue to play second fiddle to the aggressive KiwiSaver schemes in terms of their returns, however, our recent analysis shows the gap is actually not as great as some may have expected.

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Saver tactics worry watchdog

22 Feb 15 - NZ Herald - As the battle heats up for the KiwiSaver dollar, authorities are taking a closer look at the tactics being used to tempt investors.
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New Zealand fund to sue over loss on Espírito Santo loan

22 Feb 15 - Wall Street Journal - State retirement fund says it lost $150 million after decision by Portugal’s central bank.
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Surge in KiwiSaver withdrawals for first home-buyers

1 Mar 15 - NZ Herald - Banks say many more first-home buyers have passed threshold to use scheme to get them into a property. Mortgage lenders have noticed an upswing in the number of people withdrawing money from KiwiSaver for a first home.


What are KiwiSaver's financial hardship rules?

1 Mar 15 - - The once-yearly review of the banking system by consultants KPMG came out this week, and it seemed to indicate people don't understand the KiwiSaver "financial hardship" rules.

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Super Fund files proceedings

1 Mar 15 - - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has filed debt recovery proceedings in the English courts against Novo Banco over $200 million lost in the collapse of a Portugese bank.


ACT calls for superannuation referendum

22 Feb 15 - Radio New Zealand - ACT Party leader, David Seymour, is proposing a binding referendum on the future of New Zealand's superannuation system.

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Diana Clement: Youths should be insured

2 Mar 15 - NZ Herald - Diana Clement - Insurance would be the last thing many students are thinking about at this time of the year. Finding a flat, figuring out timetables, navigating student loans and learning to budget take precedence.


5 retirement-planning items you should take care of now

1 Mar 15 - - I am amazed at how many people I meet who haven't prepared properly for their retirement, a time of life when you will go without earned income — potentially for decades.

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