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Listed as one of the top 12 countries in the world to grow old in by the Global AgeWatch Index for three years in a row, one might think that Kiwi seniors are living the retirement dream – travelling overseas, learning new skills and pursuing often neglected hobbies – but is this true for most …Read full article
Phones remain a popular and lucrative weapon of choice for scammers, with the average victim in New Zealand losing $5,000. However, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself. Bronwyn Groot, Head of Fraud Education at the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), has extensive knowledge of the subject after spending more than …Read full article
With friends and family close at hand, a local attraction created in their own backyard and a cold beer always ready and waiting at the local RSA, Leonard Jones and his partner Janet Turner had no plans to leave the community they love – thanks to a Heartland Bank Reverse Mortgage, they haven’t had to. …Read full article
Scammers, fake charities, fraudsters, cheats. They’re constantly thinking up new ways to trick you out of your money. The internet with online banking, shopping, and social media has given criminals new opportunities and led to increasingly sophisticated scams. Sadly, each year thousands of Kiwis get caught. Some people have lost hundreds of dollars, others their …Read full article
Heartland Bank supports NZ financial regulators’ initiative to ensure banks are focussing on good customer outcomes. A Royal Commission, which is leading a wide-reaching investigation into misconduct in the Australian financial services industry, has prompted NZ-regulators – the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) – to take a look closer …Read full article
Retirement can be expensive. It’s hard enough to calculate how much money you’ll need to live, let alone how to plan for hidden costs. Here a few common unexpected expenses and how you can plan for them. Medical insurance Everybody knows that medical insurance premiums rise steadily with age, but they jump suddenly from 65 …Read full article
An extended working life might be born out of necessity, but as well as keeping seniors engaged and providing greater financial freedom, delaying the age of retirement will provide a considerable boost to the economy over the next few decades. The Business of Ageing – Realising the economic potential of older people in New Zealand: …Read full article
Join us for afternoon tea and get the facts about how a Reverse Mortgage can help you in your retirement.Read full article
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