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19.06.20 | All

The KiwiSaver year end is fast approaching…

If you are a KiwiSaver member and you haven’t contributed enough to receive your maximum Government Contribution, you will need to top-up before 30 June 2020. Each year, eligible KiwiSaver members can receive a Government Contribution to their KiwiSaver account up to a maximum payment of $521.43. The Government contributes 50 cents for every dollar,…

28.04.20 | All

Surviving through lockdown

Our Office Manager, Michelle, has a small family of three and one of their daily activities involves cooking a meal from around the world. Each night they take turns pulling a country’s name out of a hat and cook a meal from that cuisine the following night… well, an interpretation at least. So far, they…

15.04.20 | All

Market & Portfolio Update

March saw the Coronavirus have a more tangible effect at home, with the move to lockdown in New Zealand taking it from a global event to something with a very clear impact on our day-to-day lives.  Meanwhile, share markets around the world continue to be volatile, with the US S&P 500 index staging a dramatic partial…

30.03.20 | All

Covid-19 Update

We know this is a very troubling time for all. We wanted to reach out and let you know we are still operating as usual from our home offices, so please contact us with any queries you have or services you require and we will endeavour to help you as best as we can.  …

02.12.19 | All

Top 5 Financial Tips

Earn more than you spend Have an emergency fund Identify your financial goals then make a plan of how and when you will achieve them Identify your strengths and weaknesses in your financial behaviour, i.e.: spender/saver If finances are not your thing, find help or education A key to success in life is having control…

02.12.19 | All

How to Teach Children Good Money Habits

As my daughter went through her childhood, I unflinchingly exposed her to the power of spending but kept other important aspects like earning and saving unknowingly hidden away. This created an unrealistic impression that my flashy silver (credit) card magically paid for all her heart desired. It is now time to teach her some life…

02.12.19 | All

Complaints Procedure

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the Ark Financial Group service, we want to know about it. We want to get it right for you. We have a formal internal complaint handling process and will try to reach a satisfactory resolution with you as soon as possible. Please contact 03 360 2001 and you…

02.12.19 | All

Contact details for Insurance Providers

Need to contact your insurance provider urgently. Please see a list below: Accuro 0800 222 876 http://www.accuro.co.nz AIA 0800 800 242 http://www.aia.co.nz AMP 0800 808 267 http://www.amp.co.nz Asteron 0800 737 101 http://www.asteronlife.co.nz Fidelity Life 0800 882 288 http://www.fidelitylife.co.nz NIB 0800 123 642 http://www.nib.co.nz Partners Life 0800 145 433  http://www.partnerslife.co.nz Southern Cross 0800 800 181 http://www.southerncross.co.nz Sovereign 0800…

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