Funds performance for the quarter ended 30 June 2021

14 July 2021 - Financial markets were volatile as investors’ assessment of future inflation and therefore the risk of higher official cash rates changed frequently in response to new data.

MAS Talks 2021: The great Kiwi innovator

5 July 2021 - One of New Zealand's foremost technology innovators, Sir Ian Taylor, is headlining this year’s MAS Talks, 10 - 17 October, an exclusive free event for MAS Members.

New natural disaster claims process launched

30 June 2021 - From 30 June 2021, MAS will be the single point of contact for its Members when they need to lodge house or land claims following a natural disaster.

We’ve made some changes to the MAS KiwiSaver Scheme and Retirement Savings Scheme

25 June 2021 - Previously, you could only join the Schemes if you met certain MAS eligibility criteria. From 23 June 2021, we have opened eligibility to join our Schemes to all New Zealanders who meet the broader Government eligibility requirements.

Privacy Statement Changes

23 June 2021 - We have made some changes to our Privacy Statement.

Connecting with rural healthcare

14 June 2021 - One in four New Zealanders live rurally, and these rural communities face unique issues when accessing healthcare. Each year, the National Rural Health Conference brings together health workers to discuss key issues facing rural healthcare.

MAS Supports 9th Annual Teddy Bear Hospital

11 June 2021 - Medical and dental students from University of Otago took extra special care of some well-loved Dunedinites in May.

Meet this year’s top in-house lawyers

10 June 2021 - Two of the country’s best young in-house lawyers were celebrated at this year’s annual In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand Conference in May.

Policy Changes

04 June 2021 - New exclusions added to General Insurance policies (effective from 1 July 2021).

Call for Nominations 2021

27 May 2021 – MAS is calling for nominations for candidates to fill one governance role within the MAS Group.

Report on fund investment performance for the year ended 31 March 2021

13 May 2021 – The 2020/21 financial year offered a stark contrast to the previous financial year and several of our Funds produced their strongest annual return in their history.

Annual Statements 2021

13 May 2021 - Annual Statement and tax certificates for the year ended 31 March 2021: Frequently asked questions

100 years young and heading for the future

In 1921 a group of Napier doctors agreed to form an unlikely venture: an insurance company formed as a mutual to serve the needs of doctors. A century later, MAS is still thriving. In many ways it has been a century of success against the odds...

How we invest in international share markets

22 April 2021 - The MAS KiwiSaver Plan and MAS Retirement Savings Plan have around $1bn invested in international equities (shares). This means the success of our Plans depends on carefully managing our investment in international equities.

Report on fund investment performance for the quarter ended 31 March 2021

21 April 2021 - Over the past quarter, COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use and are being rapidly rolled out around the world. This means that the prospects for economic growth have significantly improved.

MAS leads the car insurance pack

MAS is one of the most affordable car insurance providers in New Zealand with outstanding customer satisfaction, according to a recent report by Consumer NZ.

MAS Foundation tackles implicit bias in the health sector

30 March 2021 - Dr Julie Wharewera-Mika and Ms Mafi Funaki-Tahifote have been appointed joint Heads of Foundation for the MAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of insurance and investment provider MAS.

We're phasing out cheques

15 March 2021 - With most New Zealand banks phasing out cheques in the coming months, MAS will no longer accept cheques after 31 May.

COVID-19: Updates from MAS

Updated: 28 February 2021 - MAS will do whatever we can to support the mental, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing and resilience of our Members. Read more here.

MAS staff and Members turn out in force for the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2021

24 February 2021 - More than 13,000 people participated in this year's Brendon Foot Supersite Round the Bays, 5,827 of those in the 6.5km Fun Run/Walk, which MAS sponsored for the first time. Among those were a huge number of MAS staff and Members.

New Year Honours for MAS Members

11 February 2021 - This year’s New Year Honours saw a number of MAS Members recognised for work spanning disciplines including veterinary science, women’s health, sustainability and public health.

New Year's financial resolutions

28 January 2021 - 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 2021.

Report on fund investment performance for the quarter ended 31 December 2020

27 January 2021 - News of the approval of several vaccines for COVID-19 propelled international sharemarkets to record levels, boosting returns for the MAS funds and closing out an extraordinary year on a positive note for investors.

MAS receives Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for fifth consecutive year

17 December 2020 - MAS has been awarded the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for its house, car, contents and life insurance – for a fifth consecutive year.

We've updated our privacy policy

16 December 2020 - We have updated our Privacy Policy. Please read this document as it describes our privacy policies and processes, and explains what information we collect from you; how we collect this information; and what we use this information for.

Tell us your stories

24 November 2020 - In 2021, MAS turns 100 years old, and to celebrate, we’re creating a series of short documentary videos to tell the stories of our Members and staff over the past century.

Winners announced for the Sustainable Business Awards

23 November 2020 - Congratulations to Pathfinder Asset Management, who has taken out the MAS-sponsored Social Impactor Award at this year’s Sustainable Business Awards.

MAS Members discount for Brendon Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2021

4 November 2020 - MAS is excited to be category sponsor at Brendon Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2021. Join us at this iconic event!

Changes coming for how we deal with natural disaster claims

2 November 2020 - MAS is working with the Earthquake Commission to make it easier for Members to submit claims relating to natural disasters.

Report on investment performance for the quarter ended 30 September 2020

27 October 2020 - The quarter began strongly as confidence grew that a vaccine for COVID-19 would be found this year, and as governments and central banks around the world announced further measures to help their economies offset the lockdown damages.

MAS proud to sponsor classic Wellington summer event - Round the Bays 2021

9 October 2020 - MAS is proud to be a category sponsor of the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays fun run/walk in Wellington this summer. The event will be held on 21 February 2021, and is one of the three largest events of its kind in New Zealand.

Information for Members about incorrect car parts

5 October 2020 - We want to reassure our Members that unless we have contacted you to discuss replacing these parts, you are not affected by this problem.

MAS celebrates Kiwi organisations making a social impact

5 October 2020 - MAS is proud to be sponsoring the Social Impactor Category at the Sustainable Business Awards 2020.

Changes to your life insurance premiums

23 September 2020 - MAS is committed to providing consistent and fair value premiums for Members, which is why we are making some adjustments to our premium rates for our life insurance policies.

Report on the MAS Annual General Meeting 2020

4 September 2020 - MAS's Annual General Meeting for 2020 was held on 26 August and, for the first time was conducted, entirely online.

MAS passing back motor vehicle savings to Members

12 August 2020 - MAS is returning $1.7m in savings made on reduced motor vehicle claims during the COVID-19 lockdown.

MAS Annual General Meeting 2020

10 August 2020 - MAS invites our Members to join us at the MAS Members' Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Report on investment performance for the quarter ended 30 June 2020

22 July 2020 - What a difference a quarter makes. In stark contrast to the March quarter, the June quarter produced one of the best quarterly returns for our multi-asset class funds.

Automated income assessments and PIR updates

22 July 2020 - A PIR update for Members.

MAS Members receive Queen's Birthday Honours

1 July 2020 - Ten MAS Members have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for their pulbic service in fields ranging from nursing to oncology, education, the Pacific community, and the veterinary profession.

MAS Foundation supports research to find safe ways to disinfect PPE for potential reuse

29 June 2020 - Today we are very pleased to announce that the MAS Foundation is supporting an exciting new collaborative research initiative to develop a safe protocol for disinfecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for potential safe reuse.

Call for Nominations 2020

28 May 2020 - MAS is calling for nominations for candidates to fill two governance roles within the MAS Group.

Annual Statements 2020

21 May 2020 - Annual Statement and tax certificates for the year ended 31 March 2020: Frequently asked questions

Get your MAS policy documents by email

19 May 2020 - At MAS, we're always looking for ways to make our business more sustainable and to reduce our environmental impact. That's why we're changing the way we send important policy documents to our Members, including annual policy renewal notices.

MAS proud to sponsor the 36th World Veterinary Association Congress

4 May 2020 - For a farming nation like New Zealand, vets are on the frontlines of keeping our livestock healthy and our economy humming. That’s why MAS is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the 36th World Veterinary Association Congress.

More financial support for our Members

24 April 2020 - As a mutual, we're responding to COVID-19 with support for our Members' financial and mental wellbeing, and we want to ensure MAS Members remain protected. Read more...

Annual Statements and Tax Certificates for the year ended 31 March 2020

20 April 2020 - Each year we send you a summary of the activity in your MAS KiwiSaver Plan or MAS Retirement Savings Plan account, together with a tax certificate.

Report on investment performance for the quarter ended 31 March 2020

20 April 2020 - The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic during the quarter saw virtually every country in the world go into lock down as authorities sought to contain the virus. As a result, business activity plummeted...

MAS is monitoring the reaction of financial markets to coronavirus

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.

MAS changes pricing to more fairly allocate costs for house insurance

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.

Changes to KiwiSaver withdrawal rules

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.

Report on investment performance for the quarter ended 31 December 2019

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..

New Year's Honours for MAS Members

9 January 2020 - Nine MAS Members have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2020.

People's Choice Award for MAS. Yet again.

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.

Trustees appointed to the MAS Foundation

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.

Report on investment performance for the quarter ended 30 September 2019

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.

Investing in ESG Leaders

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.

Cyber Smart Week, 14-18 October 2019

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.

Networking event: Developing resilient marketers in the age of disruption

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.

Update from the 2019 AGM

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.

MAS Annual General Meeting 2019

13 August 2019 - MAS would like to invite Members to attend the 2019 AGM.

Report on investment performance for the quarter ended 30 June 2019

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.

We're investing even more responsibly

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..

Changes to the EQC Act

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...

Income Security Premiums

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.

We're making some changes to your policies

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.

Marketing Association and MAS announce new partnership

7 June 2019 - The Marketing Association and MAS are delighted to announce their new partnership to support New Zealand marketers and the marketing profession.

Call for Nominations 2019

30 May 2019 - MAS is calling for nominations for candidates to fill two governance roles within the MAS Group.

Buying your first home? We can help!

31 January 2019 - New Reserve Bank changes are making it easier to buy your first home. And MAS wants to help you get there!

Changes to KiwiSaver - What you need to know

30 January 2019 - Learn more about how a new bill might bring changes to KiwiSaver in 2019.

Report on Investment Performance: from Easy Chair to Electric Chair

30 January 2019 - Last quarter MAS investment managers predicted a big slump in the investment market was on its way ... they were not wrong.

MAS welcomes life insurance industry report.

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.

Consumer NZ People's Choice 2016, 2017 & 2018

24 December 2018 - MAS was once again the top overall performing insurer, scoring top in both the 2018 and 2016 survey results.

Investment Returns – Good news for shares

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.

Funds under management exceed $1.5bn for the first time

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.

Kaikoura Earthquake

Update: 15 February 2017 - Here is everything you need to know about Kaikoura Earthquake Claims.

Investor News - July 2018

24 July 2018 - Reports on investment performance in our quarterly investor update.

Brexit - What does it mean to my investment?

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’.