BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme
Putting aside savings for your retirement is a big step towards being good with money. So we’ve made it as easy as possible with the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme. Joining or transferring to the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme is hassle-free and it’s simple to manage your account once it’s up and running.
Understanding the impact of Brexit on your BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account
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Have you been automatically enrolled in the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme?
If you’ve been automatically enrolled in the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme by your employer or Inland Revenue, you can still decide how you want to manage your KiwiSaver account. Find out more
Why choose the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme?
- Convert your Fly Buys points into BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme contributions
- Choose from six different funds to suit your savings goals
- Easily view and manage almost every aspect of your BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account online through Internet Banking
- By investing into funds managed by related parties of Russell Investment Group Limited, we’re able to access the expertise of carefully selected global investment managers
- Our dedicated and specialised BNZ Authorised Financial Advisers are on hand to advise you about retirement savings whenever you need it
A fund for first home buyers
If you're planning to buy your first home in the next three to five years, and want to use your KiwiSaver account to help you save for it, our BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme First Home Buyer Fund may suit. Learn more about buying a home with KiwiSaver. (PDF 501KB)
Convert Fly Buys points into BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme contributions
Over 1 million Fly Buys points have already been converted into BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme contributions.^
For 108 Fly Buys points you can give your BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account a $20 boost. Conversions must be in multiples of 108 Fly Buys points, with each bundle of 108 Fly Buys points being equal to a $20 contribution. Also:
- Contributions made with Fly Buys points can count towards your annual member tax credit^
- You can convert Fly Buys points to your own BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account or someone else’s
- Any Fly Buys member can convert their Fly Buys points into contributions to your BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account
- If you’re self-employed or not employed, converting Fly Buys points into BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme contributions is a great way to keep putting money aside for your retirement
It’s easy to convert Fly Buys points
All you need is:
- your Fly Buys account number
- the account number of the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account you want to contribute to
- the name of the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme member
What kind of investor am I?
There are six different investment funds available with the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme. Each fund invests your money differently and provides a different level of potential return depending on the amount of risk you are willing to take.
The funds that you can choose from are:
- Cash Fund
- First Home Buyer Fund
- Conservative Fund
- Moderate Fund
- Balanced Fund
- Growth Fund
We’ve created a simple tool to help you discover what kind of investor you are and which fund might suit you. It’s really important to be comfortable with your investment, so if the investor description doesn’t sound like you, read the other profiles and select the one that sounds right for you. Find out what kind of investor you are.
The information is of a general nature only and does not constitute personalised financial advice. While we have made every effort to ensure the information is accurate, you should not rely on this information to make any financial decision without first having sought advice from a financial adviser, or make an investment decision, without first having read all of the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme Investment Statement.
For more information about how the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme funds are invested, read BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme investment approach.
Your investment in the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme is measured in ‘units’ in the fund(s) that you choose to invest in. Your contributions to the Scheme buy units in the fund(s) you have selected at what is known as a ‘unit price’. Each unit represents a share of the fund assets.
The net balance of your BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account is the value of your account, at any specific date. This is based on the number of units you hold, multiplied by the unit price at that date.
BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme Annual Report and Financial Statements
- BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme 2015 Annual Report PDF 1.3MB
- BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme 2015 Audited Financial Statements PDF 1.5MB
The first BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements relate to the period 8 January 2013 to 31 March 2014.
- BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme 2014 Annual Report PDF 182KB
- BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme 2014 Audited Financial Statements PDF 854KB
BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme Investment Statement and Prospectus
- BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme Investment Statement PDF 1.7MB
- BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme Registered Prospectus PDF 1.2MB
KiwiSaver for employers
BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme help and support
Since 17 June 2013.
If you're over 18 (and below your Qualifying Age) the Government will (if you are otherwise eligible) contribute 50 cents for every dollar you put into your KiwiSaver scheme account each year (1 July to 30 June), up to a maximum of $521.43. It's called the Member Tax Credit (MTC). This means you have to contribute at least $1,042.86 each year and be eligible for the full year to maximise the credit available to you.
It may take up to 16 days for your contributions to show in the member's BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme account.
BNZ Investment Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BNZ, is the Issuer and Manager of the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme. Download a copy of the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme Investment Statement PDF 1.7MB, or pick up a copy from your local BNZ store.
Investments made in the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme do not represent deposits or other liabilities of BNZ or any other member of the National Australia Bank Limited group, and are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and principal invested. None of BNZ, any other member of the National Australia Bank Limited group, the Trustee, any director of any of them, the Crown or any other person guarantees (either fully or in part) the performance or returns of the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme or the repayment of capital.
BNZ Authorised Financial Advisers' Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.
Fly Buys Programme terms and conditions apply, visit flybuys.co.nz for details. Fly Buys points and redemption rates are subject to change without notice. BNZ (and its related companies) do not guarantee the collection or redemption of Fly Buys points or that Fly Buys points will continue to be offered for products or services provided by them. Visit flybuys.co.nz to convert points.