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Care credit proposed to help close gender pension gap

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:50 am | Commission for Financial Capability

A “care credit” paid into women’s KiwiSaver accounts when they take time out of paid work to look after family could help to close the gender pension gap in New Zealand. This is one suggestion up for discussion in the three-yearly Review of Retirement ... More >>

Talking about money key to preventing scams

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 9:11 am | Commission for Financial Capability

Talking more about money could save many New Zealanders from falling victim to scammers, says the Commission for Financial Capability. Fraud Education Manager Bronwyn Groot says a hallmark of scammers is swearing their targets to secrecy, yet any such request ... More >>

NZ would rather talk politics, drugs or alcohol than money

Friday, 6 September 2019, 10:45 am | Commission for Financial Capability

New research shows that most New Zealanders would rather talk about drugs, alcohol and politics than money, and many don’t talk about money at all with their family, friends and colleagues. A survey by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) ... More >>

Submissions open for Review of Retirement Income Policies

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:29 am | Commission for Financial Capability

New Zealanders have the opportunity to contribute to the government’s Review of Retirement Income Policies, including questions around Superannuation and KiwiSaver. Submissions are now open for the Review, being run by the Commission for Financial ... More >>

Retirement village watchdog demands greater clarity

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:37 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The government agency tasked with monitoring the retirement village industry is demanding greater clarity from operators regarding the rules and costs involved in residents moving from independent living to rest home-type care facilities on the same site. More >>

Students keen to learn about money with Sorted in Schools

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:58 am | Commission for Financial Capability

A government-backed financial education programme for secondary students now has half of New Zealand’s high schools signed up, with a number starting to teach teens about how to make money work for them. More >>

CFFC welcomes Budget funding to improve home ownership

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:49 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) looks forward to scaling up its Sorted community programmes to help more Māori and Pasifika families into home ownership, thanks to an allocation of around $3 million in this year’s Budget. More >>

Media statement by Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:33 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Statement by Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell in response to the report of the investigation into allegations made against her of bullying: More >>

Nearly half government contribution to KiwiSaver unclaimed

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 12:39 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

KiwiSaver members have six weeks to make sure they qualify to receive the government’s annual contribution of $521. More >>

CFFC welcomes retirement policy summit

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:11 am | Commission for Financial Capability

A retirement income summit organised by Auckland University will be helpful in starting the conversation around a number of issues being studied by the Commission for Financial Capability in its three yearly review of government policies, says Acting Retirement ... More >>

CFFC supports call for central scam agency

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 10:28 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The fraud education arm of the Commission for Financial Capability supports the call for a centralised agency to combat the rapid rise in scams. More >>

KiwiSaver law changes adopt Commissioner’s recommendations

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 12:17 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Changes to KiwiSaver passed by Parliament last night will open the scheme to people over 65 for the first time, and enhance it for thousands of others, says Acting Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz. More >>

Issues raised by Merivale Retirement Village bed shortfall

Monday, 4 March 2019, 11:57 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The government agency that monitors the retirement village industry says the current case of residents of a Christchurch rest home having to find new accommodation at short notice highlights the need for clearer communication. More >>

Scam call-blocking device proves its worth

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 2:11 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

A trial of a call-blocking device that prevents scammers and unwanted callers from harassing landline owners resulted in 98% of unwanted calls being blocked. More >>

Smart Investor launched to help Kiwis get ahead financially

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:07 am | Commission for Financial Capability

A new online tool called Smart Investor enables Kiwis to search and compare New Zealand investments such as KiwiSaver, shares, bonds and other types of managed products for the first time. Housed on the Sorted website, the portal offers the first opportunity ... More >>

Beware of romance scams this Valentine's Day

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 2:46 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Valentine's Day can make single people feel even more lonely, making them vulnerable to online romance scams says the Commission for Financial Capability. More >>

Hayne report should add to wave of reforms for consumers

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 10:28 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability believes the ripple effects of the Australian banking inquiry report will help put Kiwi consumers back at the centre of the financial services industry. More >>

CFFC supports scrutiny of life insurance industry

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 3:06 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

A report aiming to improve the culture and conduct of New Zealand’s life insurance industry may require companies to change their entire business model, but the outcome will be better service for their customers, says the Commission for Financial Capability ... More >>

Christmas finance offers dress up danger as opportunity

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:30 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Flyers arriving in mailboxes encouraging Kiwis to “entertain now, pay later” are fuelling the pressure to spend at Christmas, even if it means racking up debt. More >>

Romance scam victims find tactics shockingly similar

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 1:52 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Romance scam victims find tactics shockingly similar • Rare video interview reveals how fraudsters trap Kiwis Romance scams are on the rise, and to mark Fraud Awareness Week two victims have come together to share their stories, finding that the tactics ... More >>

 

 

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