Money Matters

Scams

While the internet provides a substantial source of information and opportunity, unfortunately there are also possibilities of scam which looks to access both personal and asset based data. 

Carefully and thoroughly thought out, online scam artists devise their schemes to convince and manipulate the vulnerable. Playing on emotional frailty and unfamiliarity with technology, they pounce on an individual’s lack of awareness to extort information for personal gain.


Going Guarantor

It is common for older people to be asked to be a credit contract guarantor for a family member, usually a child or grandchild. When you sign a form to be a guarantor you are doing much more than just witnessing a document or providing a character reference. This page provides you with advice on thinking carefully before going guarantor. 

Income

All New Zealanders over the age of 65 are eligible for New Zealand Superannuation (NZS) or a Veterans’ Pension (VP) as long as they meet certain eligibility criteria relating to age and residency. This page provides you with the resources for finding out what you might be eligible for and how to apply. 

Enduring Power of Attorney

Having an Enduring Power of Attorney is as important as having a Will. There may come a time when you become unable to make or communicate decisions yourself. Therefore, it is crucial that someone you trust knows how you want your life and property handled. This page tells you everything you need to know about setting up an Enduring Power of Attorney.