Banking

NZ Herald 27 August 2016

Q&As: Who should add a windfall to KiwiSaver, and who shouldn’t; Reader gets fun out of direct share investment; Was Rabobank included in recent stress tests?; Is there any point in reader continuing pension contributions?; Which KiwiSaver funds are ‘ethical’.

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NZ Herald 23 July 2016

Q&As: Should we bail out of bank accounts if house prices plunge 40 per cent?; All bank accounts and term deposits affected if a bank fails; Thanks but no thanks to a suggested video; Share funds much safer than finance companies were; 65-pluser should stick with KiwiSaver given employer’s generosity.

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NZ Herald 31 October 2015

Q&As: 80-year-old is still spending up large; What happens when bank KiwiSaver providers invest heavily in their own products?; The complexities of buying an apartment; Another KiwiSaver provider offers regular withdrawals in retirement; Auckland housing market not a Ponzi scheme, but how about the Greater Fool theory?

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NZ Herald 8 August 2015

Q&As: Banks shouldn’t favour new customers, but reader shouldn’t have big credit card debt; Gold doing OK in NZ dollars, but that’s not the point; Why advisers tend to favour low-risk investments and why they shouldn’t; Banks have a wide range of financial advisers.

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NZ Herald 1 August 2015

Q&As: Gold bugs disappear now that their price has plunged; 2 Q&As about older bank customers getting poor service; How to judge your financial adviser; 76-year-old doesn’t have to reduce risk.

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NZ Herald 25 July 2015

Q&As: Couple’s rental property plans riskier than they might think; What happened at Milford, and how are KiwiSaver members placed?; Bank adviser may regret lack of interest in man in his 90s; Hard to be a young, independent adviser.

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NZ Herald 18 July 2015

Q&As: Financial advisers fail to give good advice on risk to woman in 20s; If a bank fails, a percentage of all accounts would be frozen…; And only a small amount in transaction accounts would be exempt; Reader is disappointed that I didn’t discuss the tax on gains from property.

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NZ Herald 11 July 2015

Q&As: Has reader discovered the secret to beating the share market?; Could a bank failure lead to cuts in KiwiSaver funds?…; …And Bonus Bonds?; A reader is happy with their adviser; But another reader dumped the same adviser.

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NZ Herald 30 May 2015

Q&As: How should high-saving couple allow for emergency money?; Will reader’s children squeak through and get KiwiSaver kick-start?…; …And will another reader’s partner?; Some bank depositors’ money at risk if bank gets into trouble; Shouldn’t borrowers be the ones who bail out a bank?

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NZ Herald 23 May 2015

KiwiSaver Kick-start ends. Q&As: Patience needed on new first home KiwiSaver withdrawal rules; How to get around KiwiSaver guardian rules; Reader skeptical about Reserve Bank statements.

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