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Opportunities for advisers in KiwiSaver requirements

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Banks will be hard-pressed to offer advice and education to their thousands of default KiwiSaver scheme members, commentators say.

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Playing catch-up with Kiwisaver

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Are you saving enough for your old age? Afraid to even think about it? Geoff Cumming explores why the retirement savings debate is back in the spotlight and how we could make things easier for ourselves

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Cautious banks win - but investors are losing

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The new statements reveal that the banks have slam dunked traditional fund management companies in the battle for KiwiSaver funds under management. This is great news for their shareholders, who are mainly Australians. But we have to look at the issue in more detail to determine whether it is in the best interest of New Zealand savers, particularly KiwiSaver members who want to maximise the size of their retirement fund.

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Mark Lister: Five reasons to sell your NZ shares

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"For the past few years, New Zealand has been the place to be for share investors. Our market has powered ahead, proving more resilient during weak periods than overseas markets, yet rising just as much during periods of strength."

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KiwiSaver schemes' members in dark as banks spread risk

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"Bank KiwiSaver schemes are making a poor fist of telling savers where their cash is invested. KiwiSaver schemes hold a lot of cash, with many default and conservative savers opting for cash funds, or conservative funds with heavy cash holdings."

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KiwiSaver schemes' members far from informed

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"More than one-third of KiwiSaver schemes' members do not know which fund they are in, a survey says"

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Choose a change for the better says FSC to Kiwi savers

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"Most people are now choosing their own KiwiSaver scheme, the just released sixth annual review of KiwiSaver by the IRD reports, which hopefully sees a shift from conservative funds to a better earning balanced or growth scheme where savings nest eggs could be at least $250,000 bigger, says Financial Services Council CEO, Peter Neilson."

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Brave KiwiSaver schemes' members reap rewards

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"KiwiSaver growth funds lead the way with 10% rise a year for the past five years".

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KiwiSaver: The five biggest myths

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Experts look at the top five myths about KiwiSaver. Read this article to find out some of the common misunderstandings

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Getting KiwiSaver schemes to the masses

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“Undoubtedly one of the biggest issues in the market is the aggressive attitude banks are taking towards getting people to switch to bank-run schemes”

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