Retirement Commission - Latest News [Page 2]

Encouraging Retirees to start the Sorted journey

Thursday, 12 February 2009, 2:43 pm | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commission says a new campaign will encourage New Zealanders to take action to get their finances sorted, and in doing so, help them cope with the current financial uncertainty. More >>

Record numbers using Sorted resources

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 12:55 pm | Retirement Commission

New Zealanders facing tough economic times appear to be taking the sensible step of sorting out their personal finances, judging by the numbers using the financial information website and ordering free Sorted booklets. More >>

Changing interest rates: What does it mean

Thursday, 29 January 2009, 9:28 am | Retirement Commission

The trend of lower mortgage rates is expected to continue following today's announcement of a 1.5% reduction in the official cash rate, which controls the interest rate the Reserve Bank charges on money it lends to New Zealand banks. More >>

Teaching kids money skills goes down well

Thursday, 18 December 2008, 4:59 pm | Retirement Commission

A trial to teach young people money skills at school has been overwhelmingly positive, according to Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan. More >>

Easier money management on

Monday, 8 December 2008, 10:50 am | Retirement Commission

Shoppers can now work out on the true cost of paying for things using different methods. More >>

Tips for managing your Christmas spending

Monday, 17 November 2008, 3:24 pm | Retirement Commission

Christmas often puts families under increased financial pressure but careful planning can help reduce the stress, according to Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan. More >>

How to help your team get financially sorted

Thursday, 18 September 2008, 2:45 pm | Retirement Commission

Helping work teams to get their money sorted can be good for business. That’s why the Retirement Commission has developed a free seminar for employers and managers to run with their staff. More >>

KiwiSaver decision-making one year down the track

Monday, 21 July 2008, 10:09 am | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says now that KiwiSaver has been in place for one year, has been updated to answer some key questions like: can I still afford KiwiSaver, and should I change schemes? More >>

Setting direction for improving financial literacy

Monday, 30 June 2008, 9:42 am | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan today welcomed the release of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy, a benchmark strategy which sets the direction for improving financial literacy in New Zealand. More >>

Banks contribute to financial literacy initiative

Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 11:06 am | Retirement Commission

Plans to teach financial literacy in schools moved a step closer today when the Retirement Commission received more than $400,000 from the country’s banks to help fund a trial programme in ten schools. More >>

Now is the right time to get Sorted

Friday, 23 May 2008, 11:50 am | Retirement Commission

Budget week is a good time for New Zealanders to consider their own personal finances. More >>

Commission chooses public relations support

Monday, 5 May 2008, 3:49 pm | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commission has chosen a consortium of independent communications specialists as its preferred supplier for public relations support, having held an open tender for the contract. More >>

Commission launches KiwiSaver fees calculator

Friday, 25 January 2008, 2:33 pm | Retirement Commission

To help New Zealanders with the complicated task of working out which KiwiSaver fund is most suitable for them, the Retirement Commission has released an analysis of KiwiSaver fees. More >>

Finish 2008 Better Off Than When You Started

Thursday, 3 January 2008, 10:54 am | Retirement Commission

"The most important thing is not how much you earn, but what you do with what you've got. Starting a financial plan early in the year - and sticking to it - should ensure you finish 2008 in a much stronger position than when you started." More >>

Retirement Income Review identifies new concerns

Monday, 17 December 2007, 4:22 pm | Retirement Commission

Diana Crossan, the Retirement Commissioner, has completed the 2007 Retirement Income Policy Review - an independent assessment of government retirement income policies that is statutorily required every three years. More >>

Home owners can soften blow of interest rates

Thursday, 26 July 2007, 9:26 am | Retirement Commission

New Zealanders should plan ahead for interest rate rises that may accompany today’s official cash rate rise, says the Retirement Commissioner. Even small interest rate rises can have a significant effect on Kiwis’ home loans and impact on their ability ... More >>

0800 SORT MONEY - free easy budget advice access

Thursday, 7 June 2007, 11:35 am | Retirement Commission

New Zealanders now have easier access to free budget advice thanks to 0800 SORT MONEY (0800 767 866), a service provided by the Retirement Commission with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. More >>

Online Check takes Pulse of Personal Finances

Monday, 21 May 2007, 10:17 am | Retirement Commission

New Zealanders now have a brand new online tool to help get their money sorted before deciding on KiwiSaver. Sort Me is a quick and easy online financial check up on developed by the Retirement Commission to help all New Zealanders take the pulse ... More >>

Dr Cullen Gets Sorted

Friday, 18 May 2007, 2:52 pm | Retirement Commission

Fresh from sorting out the nation’s finances, Minister of Finance Michael Cullen today turned his attention to his own financial situation. Joining the Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan, Wadestown nurse Beelah Bleakley and her daughter Mereana, ... More >>

Rate Increase Signals Personal Mortgage Review

Thursday, 8 March 2007, 5:18 pm | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner, Diana Crossan says that people with fixed rate mortgages expiring over the next 12 months should not ignore increases in interest rates that follow the rise in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) announced today. More >>