Which super funds outperformed during the COVID crash?

As funds finalise their reporting for June 2020, the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis is clear.


Plan to boost retirement income by 30% and make funding last longer

Government urged to force super funds to offer compulsory longevity risk management to boost retirement income by up to 30 per cent and make it last longer.


The trends that are redefining retirement in Australia

Retirement planning is complex, but these trends, identified by the Actuaries Institute, are set to make things even harder.


Super funds back from the brink

A strong June quarter has seen super funds recover from the depths of the COVID-19 crisis in March, however results for the 2020 financial year will fall shy of a positive return.


Super changes for older Aussies now in effect

A legislative change that came into effect on 1 July means that more older Australians will be able to make voluntary contributions to their superannuation when they are in a position to do so.

Retirement Income

Scheme set to destroy many retirement dreams

Australia’s Early Release Scheme presents big issues for future retirees, with women most affected – again.


ATO cracks down on super rorters as millions more seek relief

Data-matching program set to identify anyone deliberately exploiting the early super release scheme and other COVID relief measures.


ATO announces crackdown on COVID-19 relief payments

The Australian Taxation Office has announced that it is zeroing in on fraud and schemes designed to take advantage of the government’s COVID-19 stimulus packages.


Changes to pensions could halve payments from 1 July

In March, the Australian government announced a temporary 50 per cent reduction in superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions.

Banking & Investment

What to do if you have a financial services complaint

How the Australian Financial Complaints Authority can help you resolve issues with financial services providers.

Finance News

Analysts predict 60 per cent decline in super funds

The pace of mergers in the super sector will continue to rise over the next two years and the coming decade will see a 60 per cent fall in the number of funds, according to a KPMG report.

Banking & Investment

Don’t hand more of your hard-earned money to the taxman than needed

Mr Taxman reveals the strategies you must take advantage of to ensure your tax bill is as low as possible or your refund all it should be.

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