Quarterly newsletter: March 2017

See the latest quarterly newsletter at 31 March 2017 here.

Quarterly newsletter: December 2016

See the latest quarterly newsletter at 31 December 2016 here.

Quarterly newsletter: September 2016

See the latest quarterly newsletter at 30 September 2016 here.

Quarterly newsletter: June 2016

See the latest quarterly newsletter at 30 June 2016 here.

Quarterly newsletter: March 2016

See the latest quarterly newsletter at 31 March 2016 here.

Investment news: March 2016

SuperLife has made a number of changes to its investment options in recent times. Read more.

Quarterly newsletter: September 2015

See the latest quarterly newsletter at 30 September 2015 here.

Investment news: September 2015

SuperLife has made a number of changes to its investment options in recent times.  There will also be some additional changes over the next few months. Read more.

2015 Budget

On 21 May 2015, the National led government delivered its 2015 budget policies.  Included in its budget was the removal from 2pm that day of the $1,000 KiwiSaver kick-start payment. Read more.

Switching KiwiSaver schemes

Should you switch KiwiSaver schemes? Read more...

Statements – choose how and when

With SuperLife, you can choose how and when you receive your statements.

How to get your full MTC

SuperLife members who joined KiwiSaver before 1 July 2014 wanting the full government subsidy (called ‘member tax credit’) in July 2015 need to have saved at least $1,043 in the year ended 30 June 2015. This can be saved in one amount or a series of payments throughout the year. If you choose to make a lump sum payment, use the payment of lump sum form here. The form also has the SuperLife bank account details for internet banking payments.

Gross returns can be very misleading

We suggest that fund managers should not be able to quote just gross (pre-tax; pre-fees) returns either to clients or to the public. Gross returns can be very misleading. 

9 Suggested changes to KiwiSaver

If we were the government, this is how we would change KiwiSaver. This assumes that the member tax credits (MTCs) will continue to apply. The following are suggested improvements to the current framework. 

Compulsory Super – to compel or not to compel

Compulsory superannuation always generates positive and negative comments, but it is not as simple as forcing people to save so everyone has a better retirement.

KiwiSaver contributions

The minimum KiwiSaver employee and employer contribution rates increased from 2% to 3% on 1 April 2013. Read more...