Are you ready to buy your first home?

If you’re saving for your first home, high fees on your KiwiSaver account really reduce your balance. At JUNO, we want to help you get into your first home faster - and our low fees can help you do this.

You also might be eligible for the First Home Grant (previously called the HomeStart grant) or a First Home Loan.

How low KiwiSaver fees can help first-home buyers

When your money’s invested in KiwiSaver, you pay fees on your account. These fees eat into your KiwiSaver balance, and will impact how much money you have for your first home. JUNO has low fees, because we want you to get the most from your KiwiSaver balance.

Check your KiwiSaver provider and find out how much you’re paying in fees. It might be completely fair, or you may be getting ripped off. Decide if you’re happy with what you’re getting in return. We also have a simple fee structure so you know exactly what you’re paying each month - no confusing percentages!

You'll pay less with JUNO

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What's the right fund for first-home buyers

The type of fund your KiwiSaver money should be in depends on when you plan to use your money, and if you’re comfortable with investing.

Under five years
At JUNO, we say that if you think you’ll need your money in under five years, then a Conservative fund could be a good choice for you. Being in this lower-risk fund can help reduce the impact of market ups and downs, and help preserve your capital, with some growth.

More than five years
If you plan on using your money in about five years or more, then a riskier fund might suit you.

Being in a growth fund can mean higher returns on your KiwiSaver money, but it comes with higher risk. If you’re happy with risk when you’re investing, or perhaps you don’t need your money for 10 years or more, this might be right for you.  But if you’re more of a nervous or conservative investor, or you want to use the money closer to five years, a balanced fund might be better.

After you buy
If you take out all your KiwiSaver money for your first home, you will be now saving for your retirement. It’s likely you’ll be invested for say, 30 or more years, so a growth fund will probably suit you best.

JUNO has no fees on balances under $5,000, so if you’ve used all your money for your first home, JUNO could be a great choice to help grow your balance back again.

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* We have not considered anyone's personal circumstances, financial goals or objectives. Before acting upon this information, we recommend you speak with a financial adviser.

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