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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

KiwiSaver HomeStart loan proving extremely popular

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Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says the figures confirm the government is on track to meet its target of helping 90,000 people over the next five years to buy their own home. "It's making home ownership a reality for Kiwis for whom owning their own home may otherwise be out of reach."

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Kiwisaver: Tax credit worth saving for

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Q. A month ago, we bought our first home. We were unable to use our KiwiSaver funds because we have only been members for a year. When we have been contributing for three years, can we then withdraw our funds to help pay for what will still be our first home?

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Nicola Hines

Nicola Hines

SuperRatings calls for fee realism (and robots) in KiwiSaver take two

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An obsessive-compulsive focus on fees could be detrimental to the long-term health of KiwiSaver members, according to Australian research house, SuperRatings. In its second annual report on the KiwiSaver market, SuperRatings says while fees were important in rating provider competitiveness, the nominal fund costs should be put in a wider perspective.

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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

Backbone Business Profile: Generating Options for Kiwis

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ln 2012, old friends and experienced financial professionals Henry Tongue and Sam Goldwater saw an opportunity to make a difference to New Zealanders’ retirement savings through creating a specialist KiwiSaver scheme – and what a difference they’ve made.

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Nicola Hines

Nicola Hines

Children often have more appropriate KiwiSaver funds than adults

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Many children are invested in more appropriate KiwiSaver funds than grown-ups, according to Henry Tongue, chief executive of fast-growing KiwiSaver scheme provider Generate.

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Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

Generate KiwiSaver Scheme: No. 1 performance by all three of its funds

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The Generate KiwiSaver Scheme is one to watch, with all three of its funds the top performers in their respective categories on a one year return basis, according to the September quarter survey from independent investment research agency Morningstar.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Going without is a test for retirement

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A new study shows that superannuation payments alone (even if they do exist in the future) will not be enough to live on in retirement for many New Zealanders. You may need extra, via KiwiSaver, or something else, or you will go without.

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Sam Gapes

Sam Gapes

Kiwis miss out on KiwiSaver millions

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More than a million people did not receive any or all of the government's KiwiSaver subsidy in the last financial year leaving $300 million-plus on the table.

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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

Generate KiwiSaver Scheme surpasses $100m in FuM

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Award winning New Zealand owned and operated KiwiSaver specialist, the Generate KiwiSaver Scheme, has surpassed $100 million of funds under management.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

KiwiSaver start-ups face pressure

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A financial adviser who used to manage a small KiwiSaver scheme says the pressure will be on Pie Funds if it launches into the market.

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