Updated: 31 March 2020 - Coronavirus is dominating the news headlines at the moment and there's a lot of speculation about what might come next. Here's what we know so far.
3 March 2020 - The spread of coronavirus - or Covid-19 - has been the focus of media attention for several weeks. As well as the global health implications, there is increasing speculation about the impact of the virus on financial markets.
3 February 2020 – MAS has now moved to a risk-based pricing model, which means taking into greater account of the particular risks faced by houses in different regions around the country when it comes to setting premiums.
22 January 2020 – From 1 April 2020 the rules around making withdrawals from KiwiSaver schemes are changing to make things easier for people over 65 and people with life-shortening congenital conditions.
22 January 2020 – Whether you believe in resolutions or not, the start of a new year is a good time to review your finances. We've put together some tips to help you make the most of your savings as we kick off 2020.
22 January 2020 – The fourth quarter of 2019 was marked by strong returns, with many share markets hitting record highs as investors reacted positively to signs that the trade dispute between the United States and China was close to being resolved..
9 January 2020 - Nine MAS Members have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2020.
5 December 2019 - For the fourth year in a row, MAS has won the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for four insurance categories – house, contents, car and life insurance.
2 December 2019 - Five external trustees have been appointed to the MAS Foundation, a new philanthropic initiative which will support health promotion, initiatives, education and research.
21 October 2019 – The old saying "when elephants fight, the mice get trampled" could equally be applied to the battle between the United States and China over trade.
21 October 2019 – Under the MAS Responsible Investing Strategy, for the responsible investing mandate of our international equities, we only buy shares in international companies that have sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
11 October 2019 - MAS protects what matters most to our Members, and with more of our lives moving online, cybersecurity is more important than ever. That’s why we’re proud to support Cyber Smart Week (14-18 October) – an initiative organised by CERT NZ.
1 October 2019 - MAS and The Marketing Association are excited to invite you to attend this timely conversation with representatives from our industry and mental health and wellbeing experts.
2 September 2019 - We would like to update you on the outcome of resolutions presented to Members at this year’s AGM held in Christchurch on Wednesday 28 August.
13 August 2019 - MAS would like to invite Members to attend the 2019 AGM.
1 August 2019 - Financial markets continued to shake off the extreme weaknesses of the December 2018 quarter and the unit price of all our Funds ended the June 2019 quarter at new month-end highs.
1 August 2019 - The MAS commitment to responsible investing has been further developed. So now within the responsible investing mandate of our international equities, we're choosing to only buy shares in companies that are leaders in their industries..
18 July 2019 - The Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act 1993 established the New Zealand government’s natural disaster insurance product, known as EQCover. In February 2019, the Act was amended, bringing in key changes to the law...
30 June 2019 - We have recently undertaken a review of our Income Security product and this has resulted in an increase to your base premium.
30 June 2019 - To ensure we're meeting changing Member needs, we regularly assess the market and review Member feedback to identify ways to improve our products and services.
7 June 2019 - The Marketing Association and MAS are delighted to announce their new partnership to support New Zealand marketers and the marketing profession.
30 May 2019 - MAS is calling for nominations for candidates to fill two governance roles within the MAS Group.
31 January 2019 - New Reserve Bank changes are making it easier to buy your first home. And MAS wants to help you get there!
30 January 2019 - Learn more about how a new bill might bring changes to KiwiSaver in 2019.
30 January 2019 - Last quarter MAS investment managers predicted a big slump in the investment market was on its way ... they were not wrong.
29 January 2019 - Today New Zealand’s financial sector regulators Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) published a joint report on conduct and culture in the life insurance industry.
24 December 2018 - MAS was once again the top overall performing insurer, scoring top in both the 2018 and 2016 survey results.
29 October 2018 - Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming changes we're making to some of our portfolios, along with the joy investors experienced in the quarter.
26 October 2018 - MAS has achieved a new high with MAS KiwiSaver Plans and MAS Retirement Plans exceeding $1.5 billion for the first time.
Update: 15 February 2017 - Here is everything you need to know about Kaikoura Earthquake Claims.
24 July 2018 - Reports on investment performance in our quarterly investor update.
27 June 2016 - On 23 June 2016 UK voters were asked: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ Voters opted 51.9% in favour of ‘Leave the European Union’.