Established in 2006, KiwiSaver is open to all New Zealand Citizens and permanent residents who meet the following requirements:
A KiwiSaver scheme provider is an organisation that offers a KiwiSaver scheme and is responsible for managing your savings in the scheme. You can choose your scheme and change schemes at any time, however, you can only belong to one KiwiSaver scheme at a time. If you don't choose a scheme and your employer doesn't have a chosen scheme, Inland Revenue will allocate you one of nine government-appointed default providers.
It's important to make an informed decision regarding your provider because there are no guarantees and the choice of scheme is at your own risk.
Providers in the all providers list that are marked with an * are default providers.