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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 >>

Sorted in Schools launched to teach teens about money

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:32 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Sorted in Schools launched to teach teens about money Pualele Fomai sees learning about money as a journey. “The lessons we’re having now in Year 9 are giving us a headstart for the future,” says the 14-year-old. “By the time I’m in Year ... More >>

CFFC welcomes government crackdown on loan sharks

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:11 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) welcomes government moves to crack down on loan sharks announced today. “Our community partners work with families every day who are in crippling cycles of debt as a result of the predatory actions ... More >>

Scams and fraud: We need to stop blaming the victims

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 4:07 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

A fraud educator says the stigma carried by victims of scams worsens the crime’s far reaching effects, and blame for this type of fraud needs to shift to the offenders. Bronwyn Groot, Fraud Education Manager at the Commission for Financial Capability ... More >>

What we don't know about KiwiSaver

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:23 am | Commission for Financial Capability

An estimated 800,000 KiwiSaver members do not know which fund they’re in, and half that number don’t know how much they’re contributing each payday, or their total balance. The figures are even worse for women when broken down by gender. A survey ... More >>

Little Black Book a first in the fight against scams

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 9:50 am | Commission for Financial Capability

New Zealanders have a new weapon in their defence against scammers – a booklet detailing different types of scams, how to avoid falling for them, and what to do if you’re caught. The Little Black Book of Scams has been produced by the Commission ... More >>

Will they, won’t they – half of Kiwis have no will

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:55 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Will they, won’t they – half of Kiwis have no will Fewer than half of Kiwis have a will to protect their loved ones after they die, and the figures are worse for women, Māori and Pasifika. A survey of 2000 New Zealanders by the Commission ... More >>

Culture of saving needed to prevent harm of bad debt

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 4:35 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Culture of saving needed to prevent harm of bad debt Money needs to be talked about openly to help people prepare for financial emergencies, and prevent the suffering caused by high-interest debt, says the Minister for Pacific Peoples’, Mr Aupito ... More >>

KiwiSaver case of worker with Down Syndrome supported

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 12:13 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Action by mother Joan Fairhall on behalf of her 39-year-old son, Tim, to have his KiwiSaver funds released early is being supported by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), and its head, Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell. More >>

KiwiSaver law changes adopt Commissioner’s recommendations

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:32 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Proposed changes to KiwiSaver in a bill introduced to Parliament will open the scheme to people over 65 for the first time, and enhance it for thousands of others, says Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell More >>

Ageing workforce white paper highlights the need to act

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:59 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell said the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) valued being part of the group that today released a white paper on the ageing workforce, viewing it as a springboard for future work. More >>

KiwiSavers miss out on $270 million – employers may be to blame

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:15 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

More than half a million KiwiSaver members left $270 million of government contributions unclaimed last year, and employers may be partly to blame. More >>

Money summit tackles barriers to wealth

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:57 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The risk of many New Zealanders reaching retirement with little or nothing will be addressed at the New Zealand Financial Capability Summit on June 12. More >>

Fighting the fraudsters

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:25 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

New research has found 33 per cent of New Zealanders have been actual or intended victims of scammers. More >>

Cooking up Ways to Combat Debt

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 4:47 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Hospitality students from Ignite Colleges teamed up with the Commission for Financial Capability last week, to help South Aucklanders tackle debt. More >>

Playing loan sharks at their own game

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:13 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability has unveiled an unusual tactic after hearing stories from young people about being fleeced by loan sharks and the impact this has had on their lives and their futures. Some didn’t know their rights; others ... More >>

Have your say on financial advice legislation

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:10 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

A draft bill to improve the regulation of financial advice has been published for consultation. More >>

New babybot takes on KiwiSaver

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 9:26 am | Commission for Financial Capability

It’s alive! Artificial intelligence is taking over conversations about KiwiSaver with the launch of a new chatbot. More >>

Should all superheroes get NZ Super?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 12:11 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Superman has dealt with his ageing fears, now Batman is tackling the question of who should get NZ Super in the latest release of four new ‘Toys talk retirement’ interactive videos. More >>

 

 

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