KiwiSaver articles

2017 Chair’s Award

Pleased to be recognised at our advisers National Conference of the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA). The certificate was awarded in recognition and appreciation of Paul Sewell for outstanding service and loyalty  to the IFA and the financial services industry.  IFA recognises the quiet achievers with this award.  The volunteer who has dedicated their time, Read more…

Paul Sewell asked for views on Hawkes’s Bay First Home Buyers, HB Today

  Hundreds take step on to housing ladder Government loans aimed at helping New Zealanders buy their own homes are proving popular, Catherine Gaffaney reports in the second part of our five-week investigation into getting a foothold on the property ladder. And a loosening of restrictions is making it even easier. Financial Advice Hawke’s Bay Read more…

Michael Gallagher asked for views on KiwiSaver, NZ Herald

Tamsyn Parker Money Editor for NZ Herald Should you still sign kids up to KiwiSaver? Enrolling children in KiwiSaver can help teach them about saving. Photo / Thinkstock Parents would be financially better off paying down their mortgage or other debts than signing their children up to KiwiSaver now the $1000 incentive has been canned, Read more…

Last chance for free $520.00

The end of June is the deadline for people to receive the maximum member tax credit from their KiwiSaver account. For every dollar a member puts into their KiwiSaver account, the government puts in 50 cents up to a maximum of $521.43 per year. To get the full credit, you need to have contributed $1046.86 Read more…

Trans-Tasman Super Portability Rules

More than $17 Billion Australian dollars “lost” in their system: is any of it yours? If you have ever worked in Australia and had contributions to a superannuation scheme there new rules come into effect on 1 July 2013 that allow you to transfer your Australian Superannuation to New Zealand. There are certain rules though! Read more…

Risk and Return

The relationship between risk and return is a concept that is often overlooked and misunderstood by investors. However, risk and return sits at the very heart of investing. All investments involve taking some risk. The risk of investing is essentially the chance of negative returns or receiving back less than you have invested. The potential Read more…