NZCU News

Beware of Scammers

A scam is any scheme designed to trick people out of money or steal their personal information that uses, or is delivered via, digital communications.  

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Here for you at Alert Level 2 and Beyond

Thanks to you all for playing your part, we’re now well into level 2 and are open and ready to help you with your banking and account needs. 

Here’s what to expect when you come into the branch as we continue to work in a way that serves our members while ensuring your safety.  

We are open for business, but with restrictions in order to keep our staff and our members safe when you come into the branch.  

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Alert Level 3 – FAQs

To our members, Under Alert Level 3, there are restrictions to keep yourselves, our staff and each other safe.

We must limit interaction with customers, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

You may have some questions, here are some of the most frequently asked.

We will stay in Alert Level 3 for two weeks, before Cabinet reviews how we are tracking and makes further decisions on 11 May.

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Government Wage Subsidy

The NZ Government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme ideveloped to help businesses and COVID-19affected workers in the short-term, as they adjust to the impact of COVID-19. 

Although we are now in Alert Level 3 and some employees can return to work, there may still be those who cannot, for whatever reason related to COVID-19.  

Under Alert Levels 3 and 4, people must work from home where they can (and be paid normally).

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COVID-19 Update and Operating Hours

To our members, as we are an essential service please be aware that we are open but are operating on restricted conditions in order to do our part to help our nation’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Changes to KiwiSaver default coming

Changes to KiwiSaver default funds were announced by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs earlier this year.

The changes will be beneficial to members in the long run and will be more ethical and green, too.

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Feb Financial Health Check: Credit Rating

We are all about saving and lending at NZCU Employees. It’s why we have the products to benefit you, our valued customer.

Sometimes, however, we don’t realise what our credit score is, or what our credit history looks like. You want to borrow, but a negative credit history prevents you.

We have some information about credit reports from Sorted to help you out

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Teaching your kids about money

A new year often involves a vow to adopt a new approach to handling your money.

We’re often told we should give our children pocket money to practice handling finances for the future. But how much, when and why? The reality is that it depends on the child.

How to start depends on your own financial circumstances and the age of your children. As a parent, you’ll obviously want to know what you want or expect them to do with the money.

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Back to school financial hustle

While many of us are still adjusting after the Christmas holidays, the first school term is fast approaching. Suddenly, we’re worrying about back to school expenses like stationery, equipment, uniforms, school fees and activities.

These expenses mount up fast, which can make it difficult and stressful trying to cover them so early in the year.

NZCU Employees, however, offers Personal Loans and Christmas Club Savings Accounts for Back-to-School expenses to help you get through.

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A year of change and challenge

New Zealand Credit Union Employees is continuing to be competitive in today’s market with the launch of a new banking platform.

Chair Sam Maw is optimistic about NZCUE’s path into the New Year, but advises members to only borrow what is needed and can be paid back.

The biggest and most exciting change in 2019 has been the move to the new banking platform which brings an expansion of digital offerings.

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