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A Guide To Investing: how not to feel lost

By Hamesh Sharma on | 3 min. read

It also pays to be clear about your values and ask yourself: how do I want to make my money and at what cost? 

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Investing responsibly and for returns

By John Berry on | 3 min. read

Investors are increasingly looking for strategies that avoid investments in fossil fuels, the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia found.

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Here's how Covid has changed the business landscape

By John Berry on | 3 min. read

Before Covid the Fortune 500 list had six airlines, now there are none.

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Is it the end of fiat currency?

By John Berry on | 3 min. read

Almost 90 per cent of New Zealanders are paying “lazy tax” on financial products, new research shows.

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Three things about KiwiSaver everyone should know

By John Berry on | 3 min. read

With KiwiSaver, your head may sometimes be racing with questions. To help, here are three key things you absolutely should know.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your KiwiSaver and Managed Fund questions answered here 

What is your eligibility requirement for opening a managed fund?

Our Pathfinder managed funds are open to both New Zealand residents and non-residents, trusts and children.

Our digital form will guide you through the requirements. Please read through carefully and supplied the requested documentation. 

I have a KiwiSaver account, how do I set up a managed fund account?

Use the joining form on the website for managed funds. Even though you already have a KiwiSaver account with us, there are different regulations around managed funds and we require slightly different information from you.

It takes a few minutes to complete the form and a few working days for us to run our compliance checks and set up the account.

You will receive an email notification with payment instructions when your account is ready. 

Can I set up an account for a minor?

Yes. As you complete the online joining form, you will be asked for supporting documentation proving your relationship and additional information for guardians.  

How do I make a deposit into my managed fund?

Please pay into the following account using the references below. Be sure to note the correct code in the payment details to us. 

There is a minimum initial deposit of $5,000 but no minimum regular contribution required after that. It is up to you. 

  • Account Name: Pathfinder Account
  • Account Number: 03-0566-0224417-000
  • Particulars: Your Member Number PAMxxx
  • Code: see below for your Fund code
  • Reference: Your Surname

Fund codes

  • Pathfinder Global Water Fund: PGWF

  • Pathfinder Global Responsibility Fund: PGRF

  • Pathfinder Global Property Fund: PGPF

  • Pathfinder Ethical Trans-Tasman Fund: PETTF

  • Pathfinder Ethical Growth Fund: PEGF

Please note that from the time your funds are received, it takes 2-3 working days to price and invest. The entire process therefore can take 4-5 working days depending on bank processing times. ​

Should you need help, please contact our friendly Customer Service team.

How do I apply for first home withdrawal?

If you’ve been a member of KiwiSaver for three years, you may be able to withdraw some of your KiwiSaver savings to put towards purchasing your first home.

Usually, you can withdraw your contributions, your employer’s contributions, any government contributions, and all of the investment returns in your KiwiSaver account (provided you leave a minimum balance of $1,000).

If you have owned a house before, you may still qualify if the Minister of Housing considers that your financial situation, in terms of your income, assets and liabilities, is the same as what would be expected for a person who has never owned a home.

In this case, you need to get a certificate from Housing New Zealand  (now Kāinga Ora) verifying this.

What is the minimum contribution I need to make for your managed funds?

There is a minimum investment amount of $5,000 for the initial investment.  Once your account is set up, you're welcome to make regular or one-off payments at any time. Please use our online banking instructions. 

How can I pay into my Pathfinder KiwiSaver account?

Regular savings / contributions

  • You can invest by making regular payments, and change (or stop) the amount you save, at any time. You can do this via online banking using the information below. 

Lump-sum payment

  • You can make a lump sum payment into your account at any time using internet banking or Direct Debit.

Internet banking

  • Account Name: Pathfinder KiwiSaver Applications
  • Account Number: 01-1839-0934700-00
  • Particulars: your IRD Number
  • Code: your Unique Investor Number: ESGxxxxx
  • Reference: your Surname 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Documents

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Savings projection tool

See how much you could save by age 65 

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Find out what you're exposed to in your KiwiSaver

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