Category Archives: SMSF Info, News & Stats

NEWS – Super changes coming 1 July 2017! – In summary

The Budget, last year has had many reforms legalised, and many begin on 1 July 2017. Here is a summary of key changes. What are your Thoughts? Comment below! Want to learn more, know the options and what we need … Continue reading

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NEWS – Decline in Property (as the reason to set up SMSF) (but it is smoother with a team that have experience)

The proportion of prospective SMSF trustees citing property investment as a reason to set up an SMSF has declined, new research has revealed, reports Katarina Taurian of website Mortgage Business.  According to research house Investment Trends’ 2015 SMSF Investor report, the reasons prospective … Continue reading

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NEWS – Australian Tax Office statistics on Self-managed Super (SMSF) draw a glowing picture of health

Professional Planner and the SMSF Association report this week some encouraging findings – “The latest set of ATO statistics on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) draw a glowing picture of health of the largest superannuation sector, says SMSF Association CEO/Managing Director … Continue reading

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NEWS – Aust. Govt allows borrowing in SMSFs to continue

Limited recourse borrowings arrangements (LRBAs) have survived another attempt to ban them with the Government’s decision to categorically rule out the Financial System Inquiry’s (FSI) recommendation to abolish them. The Association’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Andrea Slattery says: “We fully … Continue reading

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NEWS – More trustees are seeking advice and looking for mentors – Are you aware what SuperBenefit offers?

Do you use others for advice with your SMSF decisions? A recent survey shows that more are, and they are looking for mentors and relationships (just as SuperBenefit provides) – A survey that reveals self-managed super fund trustees are more … Continue reading

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NEWS – Superannuation contributes to Australian Economic stability (ASFA)

Superannuation is contributing to the economic stability and growth of the country, according to a report by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). The report found compulsory superannuation has: 1.       Reduced the cost of the … Continue reading

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NEWS – Not Enough to Retire – Call to lift contribution maximums in super

Are you concerned you do not have enough to retire on? (NEWS – 40% of Australians retire 5 years before financially ready). There is a call by many to lift contribution maximums to super, in order to help close the gap … Continue reading

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