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Best time to switch KiwiSaver provider

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"The KiwiSaver scheme you are in should be the one you expect to produce the returns you need to deliver the savings you think you need in retirement, market researcher Colmar Brunton was paid to interview 1000 KiwiSaver schemes' members aged 65 or over, and one of the questions it asked was whether they had switched provider at any time, and why they did it"

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KiwiSaver Q&A With Generate

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Generate's CEO sits down with New Zealand Asset Magazine in a special report. "With Over 50 KiwiSaver schemes already in the market, why start another?"

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KiwiSaver Scheme Managers Need Third-Party Adviser

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"There is no doubt the land grab that started when KiwiSaver was launched is in full swing. There is also little doubt the banks with their size, distribution force and access to customers are all conquering."

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Why You Should Think About KiwiSaver Schemes

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"Mortgage brokers should consider adding KiwiSaver to their list of services" Susan Edmunds from New Zealand Asset Magazine explains how you can do it.

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Conservative KiwiSaver funds risks smaller nest egg

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"A warning that savers who keep their money in conservative KiwiSaver funds risk having a smaller nest egg at retirement. A report from global research firm Morningstar says growth funds have grown by an average ten percent a year for the past five years, compared to 6.2 percent for conservative funds".

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Big year for savers and advisers

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"2014 promises to be a watershed year for KiwiSaver Schemes, with three major dynamics making seismic shifts in the market."

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Working within the rules

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"Quiz your average KiwiSaver scheme member on their balance and you're likely to be greeted by blank stares. But that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to investor ignorance".

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KiwiSaver schemes' members losing out in default funds

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"Thousands of people are in the wrong kinds of fund and are therefore forgoing a good slice of their retirement savings. In some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake."

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KiwiSaver First Home Deposit Subsidy - Changes from Oct 2013

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The Government has announced changes to the KiwiSaver Deposit Subsidy that will come into effect on 1 October this year.

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Changes to the KiwiSaver Scheme First Home Subsidy

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"The Government announced changes to the KiwiSaver Scheme First Home Subsidy that took effect on 1 October 2013. The changes included new house price caps (house caps), new income caps, and a 10 percent deposit."

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