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Booster leads the way in responsible investing

Booster has been named as a leader in responsible investment in this year's Responsible Investment Benchmark Report, issued by the RIAA.

Their assessment is based on a rounded approach to investing responsibly, which includes avoiding harm, accounting for ESG factors in investment decisions and engagement with businesses.

Term deposits and low interest rates

The current low interest rate environment is making it harder for investors to get good returns on their investments. So, what can you do about it?

Booster Spotlight Series – F&P Healthcare

An iconic Kiwi brand, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a world leader in the design and manufacture of medical devices and systems. F&P Healthcare's Optiflow™ technology is proving essential as a front-line treatment option for Covid-19.

A safe pair of hands

In cricket, wicket keepers are said to be a ‘safe pair of hands’. They act as insurance for the bowler: taking the catch from that great delivery and – just as importantly – preventing the not so great deliveries going to the boundary for runs.

Engaging with the companies you invest in

Investing in a company isn't just about doing well when the company does well. It also means having a say in how the company is run. How does this happen and what does it mean for you as an investor?

NZ joins the ‘money printing’ club

The term ‘quantitative easing’ has been tossed around in the media recently, particularly in reference to the Covid-19 economic recovery.… But what does this actually mean?

Insurance – for peace of mind

People can be wary about risk insurance products and might think that it’s not worth it and they could save the money they’d pay in premiums and use that instead if an emergency struck. Often, that’s not the case.

Why do I need life insurance?

What is life insurance and why is it important? Life insurance isn’t so much for you. It’s for your family, should something happen to you.

Booster Spotlight Series – Dodson Motorsport

Dodson Motorsport is a world-leading brand in upgraded aftermarket dual clutch transmission components.

Chapter 8: What's next for The Spendy Saver?

In her final blog post, Grace shares some of the ways she's been able to help her friends and family manage their money better. She also reveals what's next in her savings journey.

Chapter 7: The Spendy Saver’s tips

Grace shares some of the helpful money management tips she's learnt from working in the financial services industry. Some of these she's used to help her get out of debt and others have been helpful for clients she has talked to.

Chapter 6: The Spendy Saver buys a house!

Grace's savings plan had finally paid off. Grace and her partner had managed to purchase their very own brand new four-bedroom home!

Chapter 5: The Spendy Saver gets promoted

A promotion, set savings goals and extra KiwiSaver contributions. Grace's savings started to build up, which was really exciting to see all her hard work pay off and see the balance grow!

Chapter 4: Getting back on track

After getting so far into debt, how did Grace get back on the savings track? Using the simplest money management tool out there. An excel spreadsheet.

Booster Spotlight Series – Inhibit Coatings

NZ Innovation Booster invests in a number of exciting research and innovative start-ups, helping fund the ground-breaking research to the next level – while keeping IP right here in NZ - one exciting innovation is Inhibit Coatings.

4 Ways To Budget Your Money

The key thing to know when it comes to budgeting your money is there’s no right or wrong way of doing it. It’s all about finding a method that works for you and then refining that over time.

Kiwis helping Kiwis in the Booster Tahi Fund

Global share markets have continued to bounce back from the big sell off in March, as investors started looking ahead to the gradual lifting of restrictions around the world.

Chapter 3: A $10,000 conversation

Grace moves out of home to go flatting with her friends. Find out how her "go with the flow" attitude towards money takes her from being a super saver to complete shopaholic!

Introducing mybudgetpal

Dive into the what, the why and the how behind the creation of mybudgetpal and why we’re opening it up to all New Zealanders!

Booster Spotlight Series – Rothschild Bank & Costco

Booster partner with several expert research houses to help deliver solid investment outcomes for our clients. One of these trusted advisers is Rothschild Bank.

Chapter 2: The Spendy Saver starts working

How did Grace become the Spendy Saver? Find out in this lastest blog how getting her first job started Grace's journey to becoming the Spendy Saver.

Capturing opportunities while helping kiwi companies raise capital

With the effect of Coronavirus dominating the headlines around the world, we thought it was important to share our view on what is happening in the markets and what the key factors affecting your investments are during this time.

Chapter 1: Introducing the Spendy Saver

Grace charts her journey from total shopaholic to serious saver. Find out how she got debt free, learnt how to use her spendy habits to become a smart budgeter and serious saver – managing to save a deposit for her first house. All in just under 3 years!

Booster Spotlight Series – Booster Wine Group

There’s no question that New Zealand’s wine industry is one of our biggest industries. Our wine is exported across the globe, and considered to be amongst some of the finest in the world.

Strategy and planning – when you need it most

The effect of Coronavirus are the main headlines around the world at the moment so we thought it was important to share our Booster view on what is happening in the markets and what the key factors are driving your balance up and down during this time.

Booster Spotlight Series – Sunchaser Avocados

To remain at the forefront of avocado production, Sunchaser has perfected the art of growing export-quality avocados on an island.

Introducing the mybooster refresh

Find out what we have been busy doing behind the scenes with lots of exciting new features and products for mybooster - including the new and improved mybooster!

5 min chat: David Beattie – should I change my KiwiSaver fund?

There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, which means there's a lot to take in – not least how it all affects your KiwiSaver investment or any other investments you may have.

Understanding market volatility in uncertain times

While market drops can be unnerving to watch, the strategic diversification and active components within Booster’s portfolios are working well to ease some of the downside risks.

The tragedy of the commons

Being stuck in traffic is no fun. No one likes the jerky start stops, increased stress and delayed schedules. It is tempting to wonder what would happen if half the people driving took the bus instead.

Concerned about market activity and your KiwiSaver balance?

Concerned about market activity and your KiwiSaver balance? Wondering what the best course of action is to take? It will depend on your investment timeframe and savings goals.

Booster's cyber security measures

Online security is more important than ever. James Story, our Head of Technology, outlines the steps Booster takes to ensure your personal information is protected.

5 min chat: Alison Payne and PLPF

Alison Payne, Booster's Chief Operating Officer, discusses how Booster's Private Land and Property Fund is an alternative to traditional property investments, while investing back into New Zealand land and property.

Making extra contributions to KiwiSaver

Tom Donoghue contributes to his KiwiSaver fund with extra payments, using the convenience of direct debit. Knowing that his Booster KiwiSaver fund is ethically invested was also an important factor for Tom.

Viruses and their effect on markets

Over the few past weeks, the media has been filled with information on the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. But how does this compare to other epidemics recently? And what has Booster done in response?

When the stock market reacts to global events

The markets might be reacting to the media reports of the coronavirus outbreak at the moment, but it's not unusual. Markets go through up and down cycles on a regular basis. The key thing to do is not panic and jump into any rash decisions.

NZ Innovation Booster invests in Multiple sclerosis drug research

The New Zealand Innovation Booster announces its latest funding investment for a potentially ground-breaking Multiple sclerosis drug, being developed by Rekover Therapeutics.

Checklist: How to get financially prepared

Been playing ostrich with your finances for too long? Time to take your head out of the sand and get your finances under control! Use this handy checklist to help get you started.

Responsible investing toolkit

Responsible investing is an evolving space. Investors look at a range of factors, including non-financial disclosure information from companies, to determine investment opportunities. But how is this information actually used to make investment decisions?

The joy of less

Michelle found herself looking around at the stuff that her and her husband had amassed over a 20-year period and wondered how on earth they were going pack up their lives and start fresh in New Zealand.

A guide to socially responsible investing

Saving for the long term – whether for retirement, your first house, your kids’ education or perhaps that dream boat – is a process that takes some degree of patience. A lot of your time and effort is spent earning those savings.

KiwiSaver after 65

I plan to work for as long as I can, so leaving my KiwiSaver invested gives me a nice little fund that I can draw on occasionally, if I need to.

Approaching Christmas on a high note

Looking back over 2019, global share markets give us another reason to celebrate.

Booster's 'Be part of history' campaign

Earlier this year, we ran a series of adverts across Facebook and Instagram, focusing in on several key events in New Zealand’s history.

Investing in Booster's SRI funds

By avoiding investing in fossil fuels, Booster’s SRI funds align with my personal and business ethos: to live more sustainably and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Kiwi businesses taking on the world

Sadly the ball didn’t quite land the right way for us in the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks tumbling out of the comp in the Semis. But feel rest assured that rugby is not the only place where Kiwis are able to compete on the world stage.

Kombucha and...KiwiSaver?

You’re the recycling guru, you always have a reusable bag on hand – because, whales! – and you’ve switched to using beeswax wraps for your leftovers.

Why investing in PLPF is good for your nest egg

Paul Foley, Chairman of Booster, explains why investing in PLPF is a good addition to your nest egg if you're looking for something that offers more than standard term deposits.

The Beauty of Capital Markets

What are Capital Markets and the benefit? How do they help us here in NZ? What’s been happening in the markets?

Ethically saving a first home deposit

Booster’s socially responsible investment funds helped Sofia save for her first home deposit ethically.

Keep your online data safe

There’s a lot of talk around keeping yourself protected online, but what does that actually mean?

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