NZCU News

Save for your future with KiwiSaver

NEWS_KiwiSaverNZCU Employees now offers KiwiSaver through a new partnership with the Generate Scheme. Save for your future by joining KiwiSaver, whether it’s to put towards purchasing your first home, for your retirement, or both.

There are many benefits to joining KiwiSaver.

When you contribute to KiwiSaver from your salary or wages, your employer is required to put in a 3% contribution.

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Savvy saving

Saving is an important part of living financially free, whether it’s to prepare for unexpected events, to fund extras like holidays, or to save for your future such as your retirement. While we’re here to help you save, there are other ways in life where you can kick the spending and start saving for a stronger financial future. Check out these savvy savings tips to make your money go further. 

There are three main reasons for saving:

  • For the unexpected – ensuring you’ve got money aside for emergencies such as a loss of income, a family bereavement or vehicle expenses
  • For the extras in life – to fund holidays, family gatherings, a new vehicle or a laptop
  • For your future – to help you in retirement when you’ve stopped working and you’re no longer earning regular income

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Neha new but not nervous

NEWS_NehaAs the newest member of staff at NZCU Employees, accountant Neha Garcha is finding it easy to settle in thanks to her supportive colleagues and a sense of belief in the principles of the credit union. Barely two months into her role and she’s found her groove. Neha is ready to apply her accountancy skills and experience but also to learn and develop new ones.

Born and raised in India, Neha says she had always wanted to be an accountant.

So while her brother went to work in Dubai, Neha completed her studies at the University of Punjab, Chandigarh and worked as an accountant for Nestle International Limited.

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Life insurance is not just for you … it’s for those you care about

NEWS_LifeInsuranceNZCU Employees offers a range of insurance options to cover your life and income through Pinnacle Life Insurance. While we don’t like to think about the unexpected happening, knowing that your family can pay the bills and rent, if anything happens to you creates great peace of mind.

Below we outline some of the key types of life insurance that are now available to our members.

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New Banking System

NEWS_BankingSystemWe’re excited to announce the move to our new banking system, coming October 2018.

The new system keeps the credit union up to date with digital technology, and for our members it means a faster, more reliable banking system with improved service and a smoother experience.

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We’ve got you covered

MAIN_InsuranceOptionsNZCU Employees offers a range of insurance options to cover you, your family and to protect the things you own through Tower Insurance. Here we provide an overview of what’s on offer.

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NZCU Employees offering Co-operative Bank home loans

MAIN_HomeLoansNZCU Employees is able to offer home loans to members through The Co-operative Bank.  Co-op have a full range of product options and their experienced lending staff will work with you to make sure that you get the right Home Loan solution for your situation.

The range of products on offer include Welcome Home Loans for borrowers  who have a minimum of 10% deposit and Fresh Start loans for people who have/have had previous credit problems. NZCU Employees will receive commission from Co-operative Bank for each home loan.

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Loyal to the credit union

NEWS_TuifuaTuifua Pofele says that in a modern era where you often walk into a bank and cue up not knowing anyone, it’s nice to be able to walk into the NZCU Employees Penrose branch and be known as an individual.

“I walk in and I know Sheryl, Anna or Lele, or whoever’s at the front counter and it makes it easier,” says the 42 year old Paint-maker team leader.

Tongan-born Tuifua’s parents brought him over to New Zealand when he was just three years old.

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All his eggs in one basket

NEWS_SioneSione Afa Mua has been with NZCU Employees since the late 80s and the great grandfather says the best part of being with the credit union is how easy it is to ask for help when you need it.

“When you have a problem, you come to the credit union and they’re here for you,” says the 61 year old machine operator.

Sione immigrated to New Zealand in 1975 from Nautoka in Tonga and joined the credit union as a member in 1989.

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Back to School with NZCU Employees

NEWS_BacktoSchoolAre your finances feeling stretched after an expensive Christmas and now the costs of back to school expenses are piling up? Maybe we can help you to cover the costs of this expensive time of year.

Back to school expenses like stationery, equipment, uniforms, school fees and activities can mount up fast, and it can be difficult and stressful trying to cover these expenses at the start of the year.

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