ILG assists clients in their financial security and are promoting KiwiSaver.
What is KiwiSaver?
KiwiSaver is a voluntary work-based savings initiative that makes it easier for you to save for your future. KiwiSaver makes it easier to save because money is put into a KiwiSaver scheme from your weekly, fortnightly or monthly pay.
Once you join KiwiSaver your savings are locked-in until you reach the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation (currently 65), or for five years for people who join after age 60.
KiwiSaver offers a number of benefits including:
- An annual tax credit to your KiwiSaver account of up to $10 per week (approximately $520 per annum). Conditions apply
- Compulsory contributions from your employer
You can choose to contribute 3%, 4%, 6%, 8% or 10% of your gross (before tax) salary or wages to KiwiSaver and in most cases, your employer must contribute a minimum of 3% of your gross salary or wages to KiwiSaver. Your default contribution rate is set at 3% if you don't choose a higher rate.
Who can join?
You can join KiwiSaver if you’re:
- Under the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation (currently 65),
- A New Zealand citizen, or entitled to live in New Zealand indefinitely, and
- Living or normally living in New Zealand.
Enrolment in KiwiSaver will be automatic for all those starting a new job (with some exceptions), although employees automatically enrolled will have the chance to opt-out (within a specified timeframe). Other people can choose to opt-in to KiwiSaver but can’t then opt-out.