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Thu August 17, 17

Debt a barrier to saving more for retirement for one in three Kiwis - Thu August 17, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Nearly half of Kiwis are worried they will not have enough income in retirement and close to one in three say debt is holding them back from saving more.Research by financial ratings firm Canstar found women were more concerned... more ...

Cooking the Books podcast: One money tip from ... Jacinda Ardern - Thu August 17, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. For the last three weeks we've gone political, asking the leader of each political party in Parliament for their best money tip... more ...

Kiwis don't know what they are investing into - Thu August 17, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
More than a million KiwiSaver members have a large portion of their money invested in bonds yet many aren't aware of it.Research by regulator the Financial Markets Authority has found a low level of awareness for bonds - a type... more ...

Trust numbers predicted to shrink - Thu August 17, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A personal trust expert believes the number of trusts will shrink under a re-write of the law which will spell out the exact responsibilities of trustees.The Trusts Bill was introduced to parliament this month, four years after... more ...
Wed August 16, 17

Mortgage broker says bridging finance 'impossible' to get - Wed August 16, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
An Auckland mortgage broker says lending restrictions are making it "impossible" to get bridging finance through banks, making it harder for people to move houses.Bridging finance is typically used to fund a higher amount of debt... more ...
Tue August 15, 17

Cooking the Books podcast: One money tip from ... Peter Dunne - Tue August 15, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. For the last three weeks we've gone political, asking the leader of each political party in Parliament for their best money tip... more ...

Student loan borrowers pay $4.7m after info-sharing deal with Australia - Tue August 15, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Defaulting student loan borrowers living in Australia have stumped up $4.7 million since a new information-sharing agreement kicked in, the Government says.The agreement lets the Australian tax office give Inland Revenue contact... more ...
Sun August 13, 17

Tertiary students struggle to pay off interest-free overdrafts before study is finished - Sun August 13, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Nearly half of tertiary students who take out an interest-free overdraft haven't paid it off before they finish their study and many end up paying interest, research has revealed.Credit agency Credit Simple found 31 per cent of... more ...

Get Sorted: Debt is fire - master it - Sun August 13, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Debt is like fire in so many ways. To me, the most important is that, like fire, borrowing can - and needs to - increase our wellbeing. Think of a warm fire on cold nights, or firing up the barbecue when summer comes around. Fire... more ...

Kiwis worry about record level of debt - Sun August 13, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
One in three people strongly believe they deserve to have money to spend because they work hard, yet many are worried about their debt.The Commission for Financial Capability has surveyed more than 1000 people about their attitudes... more ...

Reserve Bank raises money-laundering questions over ATMs - Sun August 13, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
The Reserve Bank has questioned New Zealand's banks over the use of smart ATMs and the level of cash deposits they allow in the wake of the money-laundering scandal surrounding Australia's Commonwealth Bank.Australian regulator... more ...
Sat August 12, 17

Diana Clement: Don't moan about your phone - get a better deal - Sat August 12, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Mobile phone plans and pre-paid deals vary hugely in price and features, which makes it hard to compare apples with apples.Nor is there a one-size-fits-all deal. A university student may be umbilically attached to his or her phone,... more ...

Sorted Money Week: We need to talk about debt - Sat August 12, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
One in four Kiwis are worried about their debt, with one in 10 saying they are not confident they can make the necessary repayments over the next year.These new figures have been released by the Commission for Financial Capability... more ...
Fri August 11, 17

Mary Holm: $900,000 in the bank but life is slipping me by - Fri August 11, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Q: I am somewhat risk-averse and wish I owned my own home. I wish I had bought years ago when there was an opportunity and would be in a far better situation than now.A few people at work have taken on interest-only investment properties,... more ...
Thu August 10, 17

Cooking the Books podcast: One money tip from ... Te Ururoa Flavell - Thu August 10, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. For the next three weeks we've gone political, asking the leader of each political party in Parliament for their best money tip... more ...
Wed August 9, 17

Sovereign owner CBA in talks with third parties - Wed August 9, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Sovereign - New Zealand's largest life insurance business - could be sold.Sovereign owner Commonwealth Bank of Australia revealed as part of its results announcement today that it was in talks with third parties in relation to potential... more ...
Tue August 8, 17

Cooking the Books podcast: One money tip from ... Prime Minister Bill English - Tue August 8, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. For the next three weeks we've gone political, asking the leader of each political party currently in Parliament for their best... more ...

Get Sorted: Debt, what have you done for me lately? - Tue August 8, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Next week is Sorted Money Week , the series of money-themed events across the country held by private sector, government, schools and community organisations. It's our yearly opportunity to check in on our money situation.This... more ...
Sun August 6, 17

Employers' savings scheme rewards loyal staff - Sun August 6, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
The owners of Dunedin's three McDonald's outlets, who employ more than 200 staff, have committed $350,000 over three years to ''topping up'' a staff savings programme for home deposits or study.Justin and Eterei Stonelake's company... more ...

One in five oppose raising retirement age in ASB survey - Sun August 6, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
One in five Kiwis strongly opposes raising the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation, research has revealed.The National-led Government announced earlier this year that it would increase the eligibility age from 65 to... more ...
Last updated : Fri August 18, 17 - 00:50:46


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