Retirement Policy and Research Centre Update July 2013

RPRC Update and news

We attach the latest quarterly report from the RPRC.  One of the key activities of the three months ended June 30th was the hosting of a Forum on the treatment of overseas pensions for those who are entitled to New Zealand Superannuation.

There are some real anomalies and key injustices in the current policy but it has been difficult to get political attention to remedy these. This is changing with both Labour and New Zealand First taking a serious look at out of date policy. The Update outlines the Forum – the proceedings can be found here. Continue reading Retirement Policy and Research Centre Update July 2013

Financial Services Council says ‘Discussion needed around future retirement’

Peter Neilson: Discussion needed around future retirement   So now KiwiSaver is six it’s timely to look at where our income … More Financial Services Council says ‘Discussion needed around future retirement’

Treasury suggestions “Affording our futures”. Be wary of the media Headlines, re the extreme options, the report and its many suggestions is worthy of consideration!

Treasury reports should not be, and cannot be dismissed. They represent the view of Governments lead advisor on economic, financial … More Treasury suggestions “Affording our futures”. Be wary of the media Headlines, re the extreme options, the report and its many suggestions is worthy of consideration!

Tom Berthold is the Principal Analyst for the Ministry of Social Development. Here is his working paper on assuring retirement income, with an annuity preference!

http://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/working-papers/wp-01-13-assuring-retirement-income.html

New CFLRI Commissioner

About Diane Maxwell

The Retirement Commissioner at the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income is Diane Maxwell. (Latest CFLRI Bulletin here)

Diane Maxwell has been appointed Retirement Commissioner at the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income for a three year term beginning 1 July 2013. Diane has been the Interim Commissioner on secondment from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) since March 2013. Continue reading New CFLRI Commissioner

Do you want your Kiwi Saver money transferred to and from NZ? Read the Tamsyn Parker article

Transtasman super deal to kick in – Read original here:- http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10892447 Alec By Tamsyn Parker Email Tamsyn Retirement savings can … More Do you want your Kiwi Saver money transferred to and from NZ? Read the Tamsyn Parker article

Financial Literacy Summit, June 14th, Auckland. New Retirement Commissioner announced, 300 attended

Along with 300 others attended the Financial Literacy Summit in Auckland on Friday June 14 2013. Put on by the … More Financial Literacy Summit, June 14th, Auckland. New Retirement Commissioner announced, 300 attended