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Financial woes keeping Kiwi women awake – women are more likely to worry about money issues, research shows

New Zealand has been making global headlines for its recognition of women in power and gender equality, however new research suggests financial worries are keeping nearly half of Kiwi women (41%) awake at night. And they’re right to worry: a report from the National Institute on Retirement Security, in the US, found women were 80% more likely than men to be impoverished in retirement. Issues such as the gender pay gap, career breaks while parenting, and women being over-represented in…

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Credit Simple launches Clear Name, a way for people to clear outstanding defaults at a discount

Today we announced we’re launching Clear Name, a sister business to Credit Simple, that’s going to give Kiwis a way to clear outstanding defaults at a discount. Clear Name is a New Zealand first, and it’s designed to give people a chance to pay off unpaid defaults online and at their own discretion. We reckon Kiwis deserve the best shot at living a healthy financial life, so we’re calling on all credit providers to sign up to Clear Name so…

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One in three Kiwis pay interest on their credit cards, research shows

We’re a nation that’s far too comfortable with ongoing credit card debt according to new research that shows many of us are treating our cards like a never-ending loan. We conducted research* that shows one in three Kiwis don’t pay off their credit card in full each month, while more than one in ten (11%) respondents said they were comfortable with credit card debt of up to $10,000. When Central Otago business manager, Hamish Kyle was in his thirties he…

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