Accelerating Australia’s economic recovery, More financial advice sought, ACCR examines voting records, Streamlined support for SMSFs, ATO’s mailout bungle, Investment funds on notice.
Set out below are the latest articles that relate to superannuation news.
Access to early super resumes, ASIC defers mortgage broker reforms, Royal Commission calls for submissions on COVID-19, ASIC warns against day trading, SMSF annual returns deferred, Older Australians see silver lining.
Scammers targeting early release of super, ASIC announces advice relief measures, ATO releases Q&As on coronavirus, SMSF annual returns can be deferred, and the federal government releases a Code of Conduct for commercial tenants and landlords.
Five super funds continue to hit new members with pandemic exclusions
Noel Whittaker, Scott Pape and other experts discuss how to think about the Coronavirus in relation to your super and retirement.
Over the last couple of weeks the major super funds have generally been proactive in communicating with their members about what the recent Coronavirus-related sharemarket falls mean for Australians and their super. In this article we’ve summarised some of the key points that the major super funds have been passing on to members.
Pensioners, veterans, other income support recipients and concession card holders will receive a one-off payment of $750 as part of the Government’s $17.6 billion plan to prevent the economy sliding into recession following the coronavirus pandemic.
Super funds stay safe in short-term volatility, NAB hit with new class action, no increase in $1.6m transfer balance cap, older Australians resist home modifications and more Australian seniors would downsize if they could.
This month we look at what support is available to Australians affected by the bushfires, changes to legislation allow high earners to opt out of some SG payments, warnings from the ATO and ASIC on early release of super schemes, the price of medications for pensioners has come down, FASEA’s ethics rules are now in place and APRA launches a new sustainability standard.
This month we look at APRA’s MySuper heatmap, the new ‘Right to remain’ test recommendation, longevity tables in need of an update, new research shows that the majority of Australian retirees are independently navigating their way through their retirement finances and Treasury invites submissions as it considers the present and future performance of our retirement income system.
US investment giant sets its sight on Australian super, AFCA’s comparative reporting tool launches, ASIC flags potential downsides of SMSFs, Australian financial institutions at risk of cyberattack and SMSF couples track well against lifestyle goals.
This month we look at the new proof-of-life certificates required for pensioners overseas, the launch of Australia’s first independent superannuation consumer advocacy organisation, the announcement of a major review of Australia’s retirement income system and an awareness campaign to help you stay safe online.
This month we look at rising mortgage stress for retirees, Fat Cat Funds results, the suburbs with the most unclaimed super and the Better Retirement Outcomes report on super balances.
APRA to rate super funds, ATO cracking down on SMSF diversification and Australians working longer.
The Protecting Your Super Package of reforms start on 1 July 2019. These reforms are designed to protect your super accounts from being eroded by insurance policy fees and premiums that you may not require, as well as help to consolidate your low balance super accounts.