Simplicity KiwiSaver Scheme


Last 5 years average

-% p.a.

Vs Category Average: 5.4%

Annual Fund Fees


Vs Category Average: 1.19%

First Home Buyer - Claire

Claire's current KiwiSaver Balance : $40,000

Claire is 30 years old and is looking to buy her first home within the next few years. She earns $70,000 per year and needs $75,000 from her KiwiSaver account to pay towards a first home deposit. She is contributing 10% from her salary and her employer contributes 3%.

To check if this fund is appropriate for her, we first need to calculate how long it will take Claire to reach her deposit goal and then compare that to how her current KiwiSaver fund invests her money.

How the GROWTH FUND invests Claire's money

  • 78% Growth Assets
  • 20% Income Assets
  • 2% Cash

This fund is a Growth Fund. While in therory, Claire should be able to reach her goal within 3-4 years with a Growth fund, it is not appropriate for her.

The expected volatility from a Growth fund means that her KiwiSaver balance could drop just as she is about to reach her goal. She could end up foregoing her first home dream by being too aggressive.

But how do I decide which Fund is best for me?

As in Claire’s example above, it depends on a combination of factors such as how long it will take you to reach your goal, your current contribution rates, and the flexibility of your time frame.

National Capital can help you calculate this and give you advice on which KiwiSaver fund is most suited for your personal circumstances.

Why use National Capital for First Home KiwiSaver Advice?

  • Time Frame:How long will it take you to reach your goal under different circumstances?
  • Volatility Tolerance:We check how comfortable you will be with investing and volatility?
  • Volatility Capacity:We determine what your capacity to endure the ups and downs of the market is.
  • Expertise:Our team specialise in Investment and KiwiSaver research.
  • Gift of Time:We do the hard work, so you can focus on life.
  • No Cost:Our service is at no cost to you. We are paid by the KiwiSaver providers.

Want us to recommend the best KiwiSaver fund for your First Home goals?


This page does not contain financial advice, only information. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. If you want personal financial advice on which KiwiSaver fund is suitable for you, please visit Provided figures as on 31st Mar 2020.

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