Funds’ advice ‘variable and sporadic’, says super expert

Financial services consultancy firm Rice Warner says that support from the superannuation industry for people approaching retirement needs urgent reform because it is “variable and sporadic”.


Top-performing funds named, but PC thinks they could do better

The annual winners of Rainmaker Information’s SelectingSuper Awards have been announced, with a new fund taking out top honours.

Finance News

The super challenge to help manage your retirement

You’ve accumulated as much super as you can and retirement is the next stop. But you need to know how to organise your assets to fund the next, perhaps, 30 years. How does it work?


Super funds are short-changing retirees, report finds

Underperforming super funds and multiple accounts are costing members $3.9 billion every year, according to a draft report by the Productivity Commission.


Super returns showing modest growth in September quarter

Super funds have enjoyed a steady start to the new financial year, with modest growth in the September quarter and industry funds again outperforming retail funds.


Federal Government announces super fund law overhaul

For the first time since 1993, the Federal Government has announced an overhaul of laws governing superannuation funds.


The wrong choice of super fund may cost you $100,000

A new report has revealed that, by being in the wrong super fund, people in their 50s could lose $100,000 in the years leading up to retirement.

Age Pension

Allocated pension merger

Craig Hall of the National Information Centre for Retirement Investments INC (NICRI) has some advice for member Cecilia about the merging of her allocated penision provider with another provider.


Medicare-funded dental system

Tony Abbot called for the introduction of a Medicare-funded dental system on Tuesday this week. The Opposition Leader stated in his first major speech for the year that cheaper dentistry was “an aspiration not a commitment” and that such a program would not be possible until the Budget returns to a strong surplus.


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