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.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am – 4pm we will be operating only by phone 09 579 0448 and email

Wednesday we will have the branch open from 9am – 12pm and then 12pm – 4pm we will be operating by phone 09 579 0448 and email

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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.

And as KiwiSaver balances fluctuate due to the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on the sharemarket, members are told not to panic. Continue reading “Changes to KiwiSaver default coming” »

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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What we really want for Christmas

NZCU Employees share research by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) which showed the most important thing on peoples’ lists for what they wanted for Christmas.

The gift of time with family. 

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Saving money this Christmas

Christmas can be an expensive time of year for families, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun. Make sure you’re not letting Christmas get you into unnecessary debt with these ideas for saving money this Christmas.

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Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 Opening Hours

Our normal office hours are Monday – Friday (9 am – 4 pm). During the 2019-2020 holiday period we will be running a reduced service, with normal operating hours from 6 January 2020.

Our holiday office hours during the Christmas / New Year period are as follows:

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Come to our 2019 AGM

Come along to our 2019 AGM and receive a $50* Pak’nSave Voucher for attending.

Date & Time

Thursday 12th December 2019 (doors open 5:30pm, AGM starts 6:00pm)


Landmark Bar and Function Venue, RSA Panmure (corner of Domain Road and Queens Road, Panmure)

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