by Jamuel Enriquez | 7 Feb, 2023 | General, KiwiSaver, Membership, Uncategorized
We continue updating our customer records for Anti Money Laundering (AML) purposes
We want to say a big thank you to those customers who we have contacted and who have returned their completed consent form for electronic identity verification purposes, so that we can update your details for our compliance with anti-money laundering requirements. If we haven’t contacted you then you don’t need to do anything, your information is up-to-date!
We now have more than 70% of the consents that we need so that we can check whether or not you are a politically exposed person. This is a great result, and we are on track with updating our customer records. Paul has joined our member services team and the team will continue to follow up with those customers who we need consents from. Alternatively, if you haven’t already, you can provide your consent to electronic identity verification in any of the following ways:
- through the Christian KiwiSaver Scheme website – this form of consent is online, so it is still a quick and simple way to complete the consent form. You can go direct to the website, or click the link to that form here: https://christiankiwisaver.nz/AMLConsent/
- through your member portal – you can login to your account and find the link to the consent form on your dashboard. You can login here: https://christiankiwisaver.nz/login/ (if you need help logging in please email or call us)
- by signing and dating a hard copy consent form – we can either email or post you a consent form (and you can post it or scan it back to us). Please email us or call us if you would prefer to provide your consent this way.
One final request from us is that if you have moved address or changed your phone number or email address, could you please let us know? If so, our friendly member services staff can update your records for you.
Thank you for your assistance with this – we have greatly appreciated the understanding and positive response to date.
by Amit | 31 Jan, 2019 | Investment, KiwiSaver, Life after 65, Membership
Being in the investment fund that best suits you is very important. Not knowing can cost you money if you make decisions that are a reaction to investment markets (e.g. a negative return) rather than a change in your personal circumstances or your feelings about risk.
Changes in the investment markets don’t change your investor type, changes in your personal circumstances are what influences your investor type.
You can also have more than one investor type (this can also be called your ‘investor profile’) depending on your personal investment goals. Confused? The Sorted website has some good information on it to explain how you can work this out and decide which type of Fund may best suit you. You can sign up on the Sorted site and save your personalised findings.
Sorted also has a personality quiz where you can find out if you’re a money maestro, practical domestic, authentic dreamer, money mechanic or one of the 12 other types.
Keep in mind that your investor type is not a description of you (people who are adrenaline junkies can be conservative where their money is concerned!). Your investor type is a measure of your financial circumstances, your personality, the timeframe you have to invest, and most importantly, how much risk you feel comfortable taking or can afford to take. The higher the returns you chase, the more you need to accept risk and run the chance that your investments will fluctuate in value or lose value.
Sorted has suggested the following attributes for various investor types.
We offer three distinct investment funds within the Christian KiwiSaver Scheme – the Income Fund, Balanced Fund and Growth Fund. This gives our members access to a good range of investment options, according to their particular circumstances. Members can invest in more than one of these Funds. This means each member can fashion an investment selection that suits the type of investor they are, and it can be changed at any time in the future.
Changes in the investment markets don’t change your investor type, changes in your personal circumstance are what influences your investor profile/type.
by Amit | 4 Dec, 2018 | Membership
We are helping those under 18 get a start with their longer-term savings. We’re introducing a change from 1 January 2019 where Christian KiwiSaver Scheme members under age 18 will not have fees deducted from the quarterly investment earnings allocated to their account if they are under age 18 on the first day of that quarter (i.e. on 1 April, 1 July, 1 October or 1 January, as applicable).
by Jo Cheramie | 26 Jul, 2018 | General, KiwiSaver, Membership
If you’re self-employed then KiwiSaver provides a handy and cost-effective option to save for retirement. If you know someone who is self-employed then tell them, your friends and your family about Christian KiwiSaver Scheme, a KiwiSaver scheme for Christians that reflects Christian values and is founded on ethical and responsible investment principles. Send them a link to this article.
You don’t have to be in paid employment to join, it’s open to:
- workers who are self-employed
- those not in paid employment
Self-employed people have great options:
- They can choose the amount they save in KiwiSaver
- They can make contributions on a regular basis or lump sum payments every so often
- They choose their KiwiSaver scheme (pick ours!)
- They are entitled to the government’s annual contribution of up to $1,042.86
- They are entitled to all of the other KiwiSaver benefits.
It’s never too late or too early to start but the earlier saving starts the better off the saver is likely to be. Saving a little over a long time has proven to be a really good option.