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Frequently asked Questions

KiwiSaver is a voluntary work-based savings initiative to help you save for your retirement. Most members will build up their savings through regular contributions from their pay.
KiwiSaver has a range of membership benefits that other savings schemes do not usually offer:
  1. Employer contributions,
  2. Government contributions,
  3. First home withdrawal (conditions apply).
You can join the scheme if you: • Are a New Zealand citizen or are entitled to live in New Zealand indefinitely; • Live or normally live in New Zealand; and • Are under the New Zealand superannuation age.
When you reach the KiwiSaver retirement age, you may continue to keep making contributions; however, the Government will stop contributing.
If you’re already an AE member, you can log in to your portal using the link(s) below: AE KiwiSaver Plan: https://aekiwisaver.unitregistry.co.nz The username is in the welcome letter sent to you in an email. If you have problem logging in, please email info@always-ethical.com or call 0800 4 262624 (Freephone)

A black & white, or colour photocopy of your photo ID, e.g. passport, driver’s licence or, if you are enrolling a child under sixteen years of age, their birth certificate.

A member of the AE team can do this when we meet with you or an approved referee, someone who is at least 16 years of age and one of the following: police officer, justice of the peace, lawyer, accountant, minister of religion (including your local Imam), doctor, teacher, notary public or a member of parliament, none of whom should be related to you or your spouse, and should not live at the same address as you. If you don’t know anyone, please contact us and we will help you.

Proof of address is a requirement of the NZ legislation set out in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009. We need a copy of a document showing your name and address, e.g. bank statement, New Zealand Government department statement (including IRD) or New Zealand utility company statement (i.e. electricity, gas, phone, Sky). The address must match the address on your application form. If you don’t have one, please contact us and we will help you.
You can do either. If you email the application form (info@always-ethical.com), please post the original application form and accompanying documents to us as well. Our postal address is: AE KiwiSaver Plan PO Box 304015 Hauraki Corner Auckland 0750

If you are working, you will need to complete a KS2 form (available at www.ird.govt.nz or we can send you a form) and give it to your employer, manager or HR person. This tells your employer the amount of deductions to be made from your salary: 3 %, 4%, 6%, 8% or 10%. If you are not working, then you can arrange an automatic payment with your bank to AE KiwiSaver Plan.

Members of the AE KiwiSaver Plan can make voluntary contributions at their bank or via online banking direct to Always Ethical’s bank account. Our account details are as follows:

Bank: ASB Bank Limited
Account Name: AE Nominees Ltd
Account Number: 12-3198-0066681-02

Please note your Bank Statement with the following:

Particulars: Investor First Name
Code: Investor Family Name
Reference: IRD number (8 or 9 digits only no spaces or extra characters)

If you go to Australia, you can apply to have your AE KiwiSaver Plan money transferred to an Australian superannuation fund. Please note that your employer’s contributions as well as your contributions will be transferred. However, any Government contributions will not be. If you permanently emigrate to another country, after twelve months you can apply to have your AE KiwiSaver Plan money transferred to a nominated account. Please contact us and we will send you the necessary documents for completion. Please note that your employer’s contributions as well as your contributions will be transferred, however, any Government contributions will not be.