The Lifestages KiwiSaver Scheme can be accessed via the Nelson Building Society (“NBS”) and their branch network. FANZ Private Wealth Advisers support the sale and servicing of the Lifestages KiwiSaver Scheme via NBS Branches throughout the Nelson and West Coast regions; they also have a branch in Ashburton.
It’s nothing new really, and doesn’t need to be.
NBS first opened its door in 1862 when Nelson was a young colonial town struggling for a toehold in the wilderness that was Tasman Bay. The people that chose to settle in Nelson were industrious, tenacious and entrepreneurial. They were looking to build a new life with new opportunities, and they needed money to build new homes. So they formed what is now known as Nelson Building Society. It was a mutual society with the people of the region as its shareholders.
The absolute focus was on supporting local people and any profits made were returned directly to the community. 149 years later and, whilst NBS has evolved into a modern banking service, fundamentally nothing has changed. It is still a non-profit Mutual Society. The people of the Nelson region are still its shareholders and all its activities are still centred on providing for its customers and its local communities.
From small beginnings NBS has grown into a respected banking entity with branches in Nelson, Richmond, Motueka, Murchison, Takaka, Westport, Greymouth and Ashburton.