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NZers draw on record $1.13 billion in insurance payouts

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:28 pm | Financial Services Council

New Zealanders are being paid more than $1.13 billion a year in personal insurance claims, a new record. More >>

More Kiwis have income protection insurance

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 12:21 pm | Financial Services Council

More Kiwis have income protection insurance to maintain their incomes when long term illness prevents employment More >>

Fair Tax for Savers Campaign

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:17 am | Financial Services Council

Michael Littlewood has suggested that the Fair Tax for Savers Campaign proposals are unfair for everyone except the savings industry ( Click here to view - Michael Littlewood: Fair tax for savers? Unfair for everyone else ). This is based on several ... More >>

Personal Insurance Claims Maintain Support for Kiwis

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 10:52 am | Financial Services Council

The amount paid out in claims by the personal insurance industry (life and income protection insurance) in the year ending June 2014 was $1,096,617,000 maintaining the support the industry provides to New Zealanders. More >>

Financial Services Council – Fairer Taxes on Savings

Monday, 4 August 2014, 10:55 am | Financial Services Council

The Financial Services Council (FSC) is supporting a campaign for fairer taxation of savings. Current tax laws overtax retired New Zealanders living off interest income and New Zealanders saving for retirement. More >>

Fair tax for savers proposals would broadly pay for itself

Monday, 4 August 2014, 10:46 am | Financial Services Council

Expert advice received to date on a package of Fair Tax for Savers Campaign proposals could increase Government tax revenue overall – and deliver a $400 million income boost to savers. More >>

Low-cost guarantees will protect KiwiSavers from downturns

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:08 pm | Financial Services Council

New research undertaken by Infometrics for the Financial Services Council (FSC) has shown capital guarantees on KiwiSaver balances are a much better deal for KiwiSavers than defaulting them into conservative funds as is the current policy. More >>

FSC Welcomes 7th Birthday for KiwiSaver

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 8:57 am | Financial Services Council

FSC Welcomes 7th Birthday for KiwiSaver and Points to What More Needs to Be Done More >>

FSC Welcomes Labour’s Plan for Comfortable Retirement

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 1:36 pm | Financial Services Council

The Financial Services Council (“FSC”) welcomes Labour’s Plan to help more New Zealand employees achieve a comfortable retirement by stepping up KiwiSaver contributions up to 9% over time. More >>

NZers with a Mortgage Even Keener on Compulsory KiwiSaver

Monday, 19 May 2014, 4:51 pm | Financial Services Council

New Zealanders with a mortgage have even more enthusiasm for compulsory KiwiSaver than Kiwis generally, says Financial Services Council (FSC), CEO, Peter Neilson. More >>

Disappointment at No Tax Relief for KiwiSavers

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 5:03 pm | Financial Services Council

The Financial Services Council is disappointed that after the 2014 Budget, the Government will keep in place the world’s most punitive tax regime for superannuation savings, said the FSC CEO, Peter Neilson. More >>

NZers being set on road to lower income retirements

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 1:50 pm | Financial Services Council

Most middle income New Zealand employees are being sent down a road to a financially uncomfortable retirement, says the Financial Services Council (FSC). More >>

41% say “force me to save”

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 1:23 pm | Financial Services Council

The public resoundingly disagree with one university expert’s opinion that New Zealand does not have a savings problem and don’t need compulsory KiwiSaver. More >>

KiwiSavers back lower KiwiSaver fund tax rates

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 12:33 pm | Financial Services Council

KiwiSavers back lower KiwiSaver fund tax rates paid for by abolishing the $521 annual tax credit More >>

KiwiSavers back lower KiwiSaver fund tax rates

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 12:15 pm | Financial Services Council

A Horizon Poll commissioned by the Financial Services Council shows KiwiSavers support removing the annual $521 members tax credit (MTC) to fund lower KiwiSaver fund tax rates. More >>

Fair tax for KiwiSaver funds a key election issue

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:38 pm | Financial Services Council

In this election year the parties need to say how they will reduce the unfair over-taxation of KiwiSaver funds that prevents most New Zealand employees from achieving a comfortable retirement. More >>

Abolished 1974 Super fund would now be worth $278 billion

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 9:45 am | Financial Services Council

Abolished 1974 Super fund would now be worth $278 billion, delivering $256,000 nest eggs More >>

Speech Congratulating the 2014 Morningstar Award Finalists

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 12:15 pm | Financial Services Council

Speech Congratulating the 2014 Morningstar Fund Award Finalists by Peter Neilson, CEO, Financial Services Council. More >>

Speech Congratulating 2014 Morningstar Fund Award Finalists

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 5:33 pm | Financial Services Council

Firstly, I would like to congratulate the award finalists and to thank you all for attending this celebration of the outstanding performance of the fund managers in New Zealand during the last year. The Morningstar awards are one of the rare occasions ... More >>

Personal insurance claims top one billion dollars

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 11:07 am | Financial Services Council

The amount paid out in claims by the personal insurance industry (life and income protection insurance) in the year ending December 2013 was $1,113,506 making it the third successive year that the New Zealand industry has paid more than $1b out in ... More >>

   

 

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