Lost super

Lost super is a special term to describe super benefits that are recorded in the Lost Members Register.

Your super benefits may be recorded as lost if your super fund cannot contact you (due to moving house or some other event), or your super account has not received any contributions in the past 5 years.

You can find your lost super by using SuperSeeker, the Tax Office's search service which looks for your name on the Lost Members Register.

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Lost super.

Super monkeys stop women creating a financially secure retirement

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For so many women, the needs of other people usually come first — children, partner, parents, friends and even workmates. Often, for a woman to think about her own needs, she has to face a health challenge, financial stress or a relationship breakdown.Too dramatic, perhaps? I don’t think so. The … [Read more...]

Super health check for beginners: 10 tips for your 2014/2015 retirement planning

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Note: This article is current for the 2014/2015 financial year.Near the start of each financial year, SuperGuide publishes an updated super checklist for beginner readers. More advanced checklists will follow in coming months. Use this list as a kick-start for your 2014/2015 super resolutions. … [Read more...]

Super in 3 steps: You’re probably richer than you think

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If you have more than one super account you’re probably paying more in fees than you need to, and possible having insurance premiums deducted from each of your super accounts. Paying at least double (and triple if you have 2 super accounts) in fees and insurance is not a great retirement planning … [Read more...]

Find lost super in 4 steps, and make quick cash

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Did you know that billions of dollars is sitting in lost super accounts waiting for Australians to claim the super cash? If you’re one of the Aussies with one or more lost accounts then you better act quickly. The federal government has changed the super rules, which means that your ‘lost’ super … [Read more...]

Ten handy uses for the APRA200 performance list

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Note: This article is updated each year to reflect the latest APRA performance data for Australia’s largest 200 super funds. The latest data was released by APRA in January 2014. The next APRA report is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2015.The Australian Prudential Regulation … [Read more...]

Liberal Party’s superannuation to-do list (updated)

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The Liberal Party and National Party Coalition are now in government and the superannuation agenda has shifted slightly, although the LNP has not yet confirmed all of its pre-election superannuation policies. Outlined below is a quick recap of the LNP’s position on current and proposed … [Read more...]

Superannuation: Hit list for the 2013 Federal Election (September 2013 update)

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UPDATE: The Liberal/National Party coalition won the September 2013 election. For a current list of the government’s current and proposed superannuation policies, see SuperGuide article Liberal Party’s superannuation to-do list (updated).The official election campaign is in full force and we … [Read more...]

2013 Federal Election: new super changes summary (April 2013)

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On 5 April 2013, federal treasurer Wayne Swan, and Minister for financial services and superannuation, Bill Shorten announced a bucket of changes to the existing super arrangements. This article is a summary of the announced changes, and you can find more detail on the proposed changes in separate … [Read more...]

Fee hike for small super accounts

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If you have less than $1000 in your super account, or you have children or grandchildren with part-time jobs (or starting their first full-time job), then you will be very interested in this article.From 1 July 2013, the Federal Government is abolishing the ‘member protection’ rule which … [Read more...]

Super checklist: 10 ways to save your super

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SuperGuide receives hundreds of questions every week from Australians wanting to create a better life for themselves in retirement. The types of questions we receive include: how much super should my employer contribute each year, how much money is enough, how can I work out if I am in a good super … [Read more...]