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A review of BNZ and Generate KiwiSaver schemes one year on; a solid start and many positives

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KiwiSaver may have turned seven but both BNZ and Generate KiwiSaver schemes are relative newcomers and have recently only celebrated their first year of operation.

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Using savings the second time around

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It’s possible to put KiwiSaver cash towards a house even if you have owned one before, but rules apply.

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Top up before you hit 65 to get Govt cash

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Contribution must be made before reaching milestone to get the highest possible payment for that year.

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Mary Holm: Schemes here to stay, in some form

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Party proposals include Super at 60 for some, raising the starting age to 67, and making KiwiSaver compulsory.

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KiwiSaver members miss out on $400 million of “free money”

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ANZ Investments is suggesting KiwiSaver members set up direct debits to their KiwiSaver funds after estimating thousands of members missed out on around $400 million of Member Tax Credits from the Government in the last year.

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Looking to purchase your First Home?

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If you've never owned a home, and you've been a KiwiSaver member for at least three years, you can take out all the money both you and your employer have put in, as well as all the investment returns, to help buy your first home. In some cases, previous home-owners can also apply.

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Berkshire Beyond Buffett: A Lasting Bet- Book Review

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Following is an interesting article on one of our International Equities Managers - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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Under-18s miss employer contributions

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Companies not required to pay into savings funds of young workers but should deduct employees’ input.

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Shelley Hanna: Foreigners working here not eligible for scheme

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The eligibility rules to join KiwiSaver state that a person must be living or normally living in New Zealand, or employed overseas under the State Sector Act, and be a New Zealand citizen or entitled to remain in NZ indefinitely. They must also be under the age of 65. Any person not meeting these criteria cannot join.

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KiwiSaver: Land part of deal for first-home buyers

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Would-be owners cannot withdraw funds from savings scheme to help pay for the building of a house alone.

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