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ANZ is People’s Choice for Plain English KiwiSaver

ANZ is People’s Choice for Plain English KiwiSaver

ANZ Wealth was named Plain English Champion for best team and won the Peoples’ Choice award for its ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme Investment Statement, taking out four awards in total at last night’s 2013 Plain English Awards. ANZ was a finalist in nine categories including best organisation.

John Body Managing Director ANZ Wealth said the awards recognize ANZ’s commitment to helping customers make well-informed financial decisions.

“The People’s Choice award is particularly pleasing as we wanted our updated investment statement to appeal to our customers. The commitment and hard work of our plain English team is clear from the number of nominations ANZ has received in this year’s plain English awards,” said Mr Body.

ANZ Wealth looks after the retirement savings of more than 560,000 New Zealanders through its three KiwiSaver schemes, and is responsible for some of New Zealand’s longest-running investment funds.

“The finance industry is not well-known for writing investor documents and disclosure documents in plain English. To change this perception we formed an expert team to develop market-leading documents that put the interests of our customers first,” said Mr Body.

“The team’s main goal was to take all the complex investor documents that were full of jargon and turn them into clear, concise and effective communications. We’re proud to receive these awards and this recognises the efforts we’ve made to improve the way we communicate with our customers.”

Four awards for ANZ Wealth at 2013 Plain English Awards:

• Plain English Champion — Best Individual or Team - ANZ Wealth

• Best Private Sector Plain English Document — Private Sector – ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme investment statement

• Best Plain English Investor Document – ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme investment

• People's Choice — Best Plain English Communication - ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme
investment statement


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