Financial education news

News on financial education issues and the work of the Westpac Massey Financial Education Centre.

The Fin-Ed Centre in the media


The Māori Women’s Development Inc. and the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre are working to improve wahine Māori financial literacy.

Herald – Retirement spending

The New Zealand Herald's article asks 'How much is enough?' and highlights the Fin-Ed Centre's retirement spending survey.

Juno – New Zealand's financial capability

Juno magazine featured commentary on New Zealand's financial capability from the Fin-Ed Centre.

Westpac – NZ ranks no.11 for financial literacy

This article on the Westpac website questions if New Zealand's ranking matches our capability.


Parents can help their children relate to financial concepts by relating them back to daily life, says Pushpa Wood.

Fin-Ed Centre News

Fin-Ed Centre secures grant to study Māori enterprise
Massey Business School researchers will study the financial capability of Māori enterprises, with the help of a $30,000 grant from the SkyCity...
Cultural response could improve Māori financial literacy
A report on the spending habits of Māori women has identified that a culturally-responsive community model could help improve financial literacy...
Young Kiwis expect NZ Superannuation to change
Most young people believe there will be big changes to New Zealand Superannuation by the time they retire, according to a new Westpac Massey Fin-Ed...
Young Kiwis lack skills in budgeting and saving
Young New Zealanders still lack knowledge in budgeting, saving and investing according to the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre 2015 Student Financial...
Even a ‘no frills’ retirement requires extra savings
The Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre has released updated Retirement Expenditure Guidelines to help New Zealanders plan for their retirement.
Festival proves finance can be fun
Three hundred primary and secondary students converged on Massey University's Auckland campus to learn about money matters through a series of fun...
Five common money mistakes
To mark Money Week 2015, Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood outlines the five most common mistakes she sees people make with their...

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