Simplicity takes stake in tax tech company

Simplicity’s latest private equity investment is an 18.8% share in the parent company of two tax technology companies, Tax Traders and its startup business Taxi. The investment will primarily be used to develop Taxi, a new company offering access to working capital for businesses, backed by their provisional tax payments. Tax Traders, which started in […]

Kiwis, depending on their age group, generally want compulsory KiwiSaver

Most Kiwis, bar Millennials, think regular KiwiSaver contributions should be compulsory, a survey has found. When Auckland financial advice firm National Capital canvassed New Zealanders on whether they felt KiwiSaver contributions should be compulsory, nearly two thirds, 62%, of the 672 respondents said, yes. Those closer to retirement age were the most likely to answer […]

KiwiSaver portability settings blocking investors from private asset benefits

A legal opinion by law firms Chapman Tripp and MinterEllisonRuddWatts has outlined proposed changes to the KiwiSaver framework to support investment in private assets. Commissioned by Toitū Tahua: The Centre for Sustainable Finance, the legal opinion says KiwiSaver members are missing out on investment options with potentially higher financial returns and long-term positive environmental, social […]