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What happened to Property Crowdfunding in New Zealand?

You probably already know about Crowdfunding (and Equity Crowdfunding) where many people put their money together to fund a common cause. Property Crowdfunding applies this concept to property, allowing many ...
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Buying shares on the NZX – Sharesies vs ASB Securities and Direct Broking

There's a new kid on the block. Previously ASB Securities (owned by ASB Bank) and Direct Broking (owned by Jarden) were the cheapest brokers to buy and sell shares in ...
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What’s the difference between InvestNow, Sharesies, Simplicity, Hatch, and more?

InvestNow, Sharesies, Simplicty, Smartshares, Kernel, Hatch, and ASB Securities. Whether you've been investing for a while, or you're new, you've probably heard of these popular New Zealand investment services. They ...
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4 things to know about investing in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding is a relatively new way to invest, becoming available in New Zealand in 2014, and in Australia in 2018. It allows ordinary people to invest and buy shares ...
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Bonus Bonds – Is it investing or gambling?

Bonus Bonds is a savings scheme that was set up by the government in 1970 to encourage people to save more. Basically investors put money in, and in return they ...
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9 ways to invest in New Zealand

Do you want to start investing and want to know what the options are? Here's a beginner's guide to nine investing options available in New Zealand - from the four ...
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What I’ve been investing in – June 2019

What I've been investing in is a monthly series covering what investments I've made during the month, and any investing related news that I've found interesting. June 2019 has been ...
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Investing in individual companies vs funds – What’s better?

In July 2019, Sharesies started allowing their users to invest in individual companies listed on the NZX, New Zealand's sharemarket. Sharesies have already done a spectacular job in making funds ...
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5 things to know about investing in Peer to Peer Lending

Peer to Peer (P2P) lending is a relatively new type of investment, launching in New Zealand in 2014. It involves investors lending money to borrowers (who are everyday people and ...
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Which NZ bank savings product is right for you?

For many of us, saving money is our first taste of the world of growing our wealth. I remember starting out as a kid by putting my pocket money into ...
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3 tips to get the most out of KiwiSaver

KiwiSaver is a savings scheme set up by the New Zealand Government. It's aimed at helping New Zealanders save for retirement, although it can be used to help fund the ...
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How to choose which fund to invest in on InvestNow and Sharesies

With an offering of over 110 funds, choosing which funds to invest in with InvestNow can be a daunting task - especially because InvestNow is aimed at self-directed investors and ...
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How to buy Bitcoin in New Zealand (step-by-step guide)

It can be a challenge to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in New Zealand. Many major services for buying cryptocurrency do not accept New Zealand Dollars. This step-by-step guide covers ...
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How much money do I need to start investing?

Investing is all about putting your money to work for you - so that it grows into even more money. But how much money do you need to start investing? ...
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