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65 Or 67, Early Retirement Planning Is Essential

65 Or 67, Early Retirement Planning Is Essential

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the Government aims to move the retirement age from 65 to 67 years by 2040. Aucklander Charles* turned 65 in 2016 and owns his own home. However he still works almost full-time to supplement his current fortnightly NZ Superannuation income. Charles and his wife receive the current pension rate of $295.97...

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China Waves Rock Global Share Markets But It’s Not Time To Panic

China Waves Rock Global Share Markets But It’s Not Time To Panic

Global shares have fallen 8% so far this year, initially driven by declines in China’s currency and equity markets, with softer US manufacturing data and sharp falls in energy and commodity prices adding to the negative sentiment.  AMP Capital’s investment strategy team have written an Investment Insight paper to help explain what is happening....

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Warm Weather Leads To Opportunistic Burglaries

Warm Weather Leads To Opportunistic Burglaries

As the weather starts to warm, it pays to remain vigilant when securing your home and property. Warmer weather brings out burglars who prey upon carefree Kiwis who leave doors and windows open, or unlocked overnight, or while in the garden. The advice is to lock doors and windows overnight or when you are away from part of the house, particularly...

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Got A Uk Pension? You Could Have More Choice And Control

Got A Uk Pension? You Could Have More Choice And Control

If you have a pension fund in the UK, here’s some great news... You can now transfer your UK pension funds to AMP’s new Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension solution in the New Zealand Retirement Trust (NZRT). And if you’ve already transferred your UK pension funds to New Zealand, find out why you might want to transfer to AMP’s NZRT.  ...

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Is Your Home Properly Insured?

Is Your Home Properly Insured?

Are you one of the 84% of New Zealanders who would not have enough money to rebuild your home if it was destroyed in a fire, earthquake or other disaster? The Treasury of New Zealand* reported recently that most Kiwis underestimate how much they need to insure their homes for - by as much as 28%. For example, this would work out to approximately...

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Take Control Of Your Kiwisaver Account

Take Control Of Your Kiwisaver Account

The AMP KiwiSaver Scheme now offers more choice and greater flexibility than ever before! With the introduction of 16 new funds, and with 28 investment options in total, taking control of your retirement savings has never been easier. The AMP KiwiSaver Scheme gives you unprecedented control, and the flexibility to help you choose the investment...

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