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Overwhelmingly positive feedback – Heartland Reverse Mortgage 2020 survey

18 March 2021 by Heartland Bank

We have collated feedback from customers who drew down a loan in 2020, and are thrilled to share the results. 

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Are increasing costs putting a strain on your budget?

11 March 2021 by Heartland Bank

For many, funding a comfortable retirement is no longer possible on NZ Super alone. Here’s a how a Heartland Reverse Mortgage with a regular advance could help.

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Global equity release market set to triple by 2031

03 February 2021 by Heartland Bank

International research published by EY predicts that the global equity release market could more than triple over the next decade.

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Heartland Reverse Mortgages recognised for commitment to customers

18 September 2020 by Heartland Bank

We’re excited to announce Heartland has been awarded Consumer Trusted accreditation for the fourth year in a row for its reverse mortgage product.

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Here’s one way to fund a more comfortable retirement

17 September 2020 by Heartland Bank

With the rise in living costs and an aging population, many Kiwis are struggling to fund the retirement lifestyle they have always desired.

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96% of customers satisfied with a Heartland Reverse Mortgage

16 September 2020 by Heartland Bank

The overall response for those who took out a Heartland Reverse Mortgage was overwhelmingly positive, with 96% of customers responding they were either very satisfied or extremely satisfied.

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Mortgage deferral isn’t the only solution for older Kiwis

19 August 2020 by Heartland Bank

The Reserve Bank’s extension of the mortgage deferral scheme from 27 September 2020 to 31 March 2021 may only result in relief for some borrowers.

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New challenges for retirees in post COVID New Zealand

07 July 2020 by Heartland Bank

Many Kiwis are retiring without the funds they need to support their dream lifestyle. Post COVID-19, this trend is expected to continue.

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Key findings from retirement income policy review

01 April 2020 by Heartland Bank

The 2019 Review of Retirement Income Policies debunked a few myths and recommended how the government can better prepare people for retirement.

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How low can you go?

01 April 2020 by Heartland Bank

With the Reserve Bank of New Zealand dropping the Official Cash Rate to 0.25%, news coverage has largely overlooked the adverse effects on deposits.

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Lower interest rates hurting retirees

25 February 2020 by Heartland Bank

In 2019, many retirees (who rely on the interest from deposits at banks) were shocked when the Reserve Bank of New Zealand reduced the Official Cash Rate by 0.50%.

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What does retirement look like in the future?

01 October 2019 by Heartland Bank

The Retirement Commission’s triennial Review of Retirement Income Policies is currently in progress and is open for public submissions until 31 October.

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Building value at its strongest in recent years

16 July 2019 by Heartland Bank

Building activity had its strongest quarter in three years, spelling good news for homeowners looking to free up equity through a reverse mortgage.

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Mortgage-free no more?

01 April 2019 by Heartland Bank

With statistics indicating that the number of mortgage-free households is on the decline, Kiwis are beginning to question their spending.

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The cost of living well

05 December 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Listed for three years in a row as one of the top 12 countries in the world to grow old, NZ is a great place to retire – but it can be costly.

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How to spot a phoney

29 November 2018 by marketing

Phones are still a popular weapon of choice for scammers. However, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from scams.

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Fraud Awareness Week

13 November 2018 by Consumer Protection

Scammers, fake charities and fraudsters are constantly thinking up new ways to trick you out of your money. Fraud Awareness Week aims to help.

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Putting people first

29 October 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Heartland supports NZ financial regulators’ initiative to ensure banks are focusing on good customer outcomes. Here’s how we’re contributing.

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The hidden costs of retirement

24 September 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

New retirees often find themselves surprised at the financial strain of retirement. What costs have surprised you the most in retirement?

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Age of alchemy

14 August 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

With the age of retirement increasingly being postponed, seniors are earning for longer and putting more money back into the economy as a result.

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Your personal care and welfare

31 May 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Having a personal care EPA gives you peace of mind, knowing that you’ll have someone to take care of you if you can no longer care for yourself.

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Do you have a will?

31 May 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Ensuring you have a detailed, official will in place can offer peace of mind to you and your loved ones in the event that you pass away.

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Future-proofing your home for retirement

31 May 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Home is where the heart is, and many Kiwis want to retire from the comfort of their home. These renovation tips could help you future-proof your home.

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Volunteering in retirement benefits all involved

17 April 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

With fewer Kiwis taking the time to volunteer, over-65s are becoming increasingly important to their communities

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Expect the unexpected

10 April 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Losing your decision-making ability is unnerving, but it’s good to be prepared. Here’s why it’s smart to create an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA).

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Is a Reverse Mortgage an option for your retirement?

04 April 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Join us for afternoon tea and get the facts about how a Reverse Mortgage can help you in your retirement.

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The grandparent connection

27 March 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

It’s no secret that grandparents play a vital role in their grandkids’ lives – here’s how to build the connection between the generations.

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How will you fund your retirement?

22 March 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

There are many ways to fund your retirement. Our expert, Lisa Hatfield discusses reverse mortgages, a retirement tool that is often overlooked.

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Train your brain!

05 March 2018 by Lisa Hatfield

Incorporating these simple steps into your life could help you in the fight against dementia and memory loss.

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Retirees rely on state pension as savings run out

12 December 2017 by Lisa Hatfield

Most retirees will use up their savings in just 10 years and rely solely on the state pension after that, new research suggests.

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Preparing ageing parents for retirement

30 August 2017 by Lisa Hatfield

Here are some simple tips to help you, your siblings and your parents prepare for retirement.

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Staying afloat during retirement

30 August 2017 by Lisa Hatfield

Here are four things you can do to boost your retirement savings

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