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New Parents – 5 Things To Sort Financially

Financially, starting a family means a lot more than just having another mouth to feed. As a new parent you’ll need to do a complete review of your finances so that you can ensure you’ll be able to live within your means, protect your income and assets, and face the future with confidence. Here’s a checklist to help you reach that goal. Make your...

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Benefits Of Kiwisaver

KiwiSaver was specifically designed to help you prepare for your retirement. But while you may have started KiwiSaver with a long-term retirement view, there are benefits that you can enjoy today. Here are some of the current benefits that you may be eligible for as an active KiwiSaver contributor: An annual member tax credit...

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First Homebuyers Kiwisaver Checklist

If you’re buying or thinking about buying a first home, and you’re contributing to a KiwiSaver scheme, you may be able to access financial assistance. But you’ll need to check carefully whether you, and the property, are eligible and establish how much you can get before you make a commitment. Our dedicated Home Loan Advisers can help you do...

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Low Inflation And Asset Outlook

The lack of inflation is the key theme in the investment landscape at the moment. With global growth moving to a lower path post the global financial crisis, one wonders where inflation is going to come from outside of a supply shock from some adverse geopolitical or weather related event. In the US, inflation is still running below the target of...

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Investment Coach

With interest rates so low our team is often asked “Where can I get a better return?  Are bank shares with dividend yields between 5% and 6% better than reinvesting in a term deposit at less than 4%?  Do I invest in a term deposit or do I buy the bank shares?”  Our response is never the same because recommendations will depend upon you, your...

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Maximising Returns From Your Retirement Savings

Retirees can potentially get greater returns and benefits by keeping their money in KiwiSaver after they turn 65 rather than using traditional savings plans such as term deposits. In the past, many people turning 65 have withdrawn their KiwiSaver funds and placed them in a term deposit because they're easy to understand and viewed...

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