We'd all be better off if 'open banking' wasn't stymied by the banks

The recently announced new top tax rate, and regulation of PayWave, are unsurprising election promises by the Government. Sam Stubbs thinks of the two, regulating Paywave fees is the more interesting as it sends a message that even the Government is getting sick of bad bank behaviour.

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Eat My Lunch founder, Lisa King, joins Simplicity

Lisa King, founder of Eat My Lunch and a New Zealander of the Year finalist, has joined the Simplicity team.

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Simplicity extends ethical investing

We believe in investing ethically.

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Simplicity offers record low 2.25% mortgage, and predicts rates will go lower

Simplicity, New Zealand’s lowest cost mortgage lender and KiwiSaver manager, reduced its floating mortgage rate for first home buyers to...

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The simple truths are what ordinary KiwiSavers deserve, so we’re doing it.

The latest research from Mercer shows that the average person spends 250 hours each year...
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Why reform is badly needed at the NZX

As KiwiSavers save $200b by 2030, we need a share market which is up to...
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Simplicity forges new relationship with fee-based only advisors as it celebrates $300 m mark

Another breakthrough week for Simplicity.
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Kids at risk, environment and the homeless top priorities for Simplicity members

Many thanks to the almost 2,000 members who completed our charity survey.
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Simplicity releases first year returns

With the election results now behind us, we'd like to share some other news hot off...
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New KiwiSaver fund guarantees retirees income for life

In a first for KiwiSaver, Simplicity is launching a new fund that guarantees its members...
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Negotiating your mortgage - Guest Post

Last week's Housing Hacks blog looked at how to use KiwiSaver to get into your first home...
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Simplicity celebrates its first year anniversary

The Neonatal Trust overview from The Neonatal Trust on Vimeo.
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Housing hacks with Simplicity and Squirrel

So, you want to buy a house?

If you live in Auckland, perhaps you've flagged it...
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Everything you wanted to know about member tax credits but were afraid to ask

Just a quick update to let everyone know that Member Tax Credits covering the period...
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