Money and You - KiwiSaver at a Crossroads

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July 27, 2021

As KiwiSaver celebrates its 14th birthday this month, the Financial Services Council [FSC] has released new research looking at what New Zealanders think about the scheme, the role it plays in their retirement preparedness, and where it needs to head in the future.   

The research, ‘KiwiSaver At A Crossroads,’ surveyed over 2,000 adult New Zealanders and provides a comprehensive snap-shot of Kiwis views on the scheme. 

Read the media release.

Read the research report.

Watch the online research launch event.

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Richard Klipin
Chief Executive Officer
Financial Services Council of New Zealand 021 0233 5414 or

About the research

The research was conducted via an online survey developed and hosted by CoreData. Data was collected between 15 April and 26 April 2021. A total of 2,035 valid complete responses were collected, which formed the basis of the analysis and the report. The sample is representative of the New Zealand consumer population in terms of age, gender and income based on the latest Stats NZ data. According to Stats NZ1 in March 2021 there was an estimated resident population of 5,116,300. As this survey only included respondents aged 18 years old or over, the estimated resident population of the sample is 3,944,700. The purpose of this survey was to understand how financially confident and the financial wellbeing of New Zealanders.