5 Dec 2022

Almost 16,000 KiwiSaver hardship withdrawls

From Morning Report, 8:35 am on 5 December 2022

In the last year almost 16,000 people took money out of their Kiwisavers to help cope with tough times - but economists are predicting that to rise as the recession hits. 

People can get their money out of KiwiSaver for a number of hardship reasons, including not being able to pay a mortgage, being unable to cover minimum living expenses, or needing to pay medical costs.

Kiwisaver provider Simplicity managing director Sam Stubbs spoke to Māni Dunlop.