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Iress sells platforms business

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024
Iress has offloaded its platform business with $4 billion in funds under advice (FUA) to another ASX-listed firm. Praemium will soon be the new owner of Iress's OneVue Platform Business (IOPB), agreeing to pay $1 million in cash and an additional ...

How advisers protect themselves from 'rogue' clients

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 FEB 2024
Financial advisers should not overlook simple yet powerful strategies when it comes to protecting themselves from "rogue" clients, according to a law expert. Peter Bobbin, a consultant lawyer at Sydney-based Bobbin Lawyers, highlighted several methods ...

Proposed super tax requires perspective: Expert

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
Members must look beyond the "doom and gloom" of the superannuation tax leaping from 15% to 30% and not be scared off from using SMSFs as an alternative retirement savings vehicle, according to an expert. Presenting at the SMSF Association National ...

New caps can increase super contributions: SMSFA

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
The changes in concessional and non-concessional contributions caps announced today could mean that some Australians can have additional disposable income to contribute to superannuation, according to the SMSF Association. From 1 July 2024, the standard ...

Super tax is a 'wealth tax': Taylor

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
Shadow treasurer Angus Taylor slammed the proposed doubling of superannuation tax to 30%, saying it is a blatant attack on Australians' wealth. Addressing day two of the SMSF Association National Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition ...

ASIC vigilant on bad SMSF advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
ASIC is putting the pressure on financial advisers to provide appropriate SMSF advice using "professional judgment", as the regulator flags serious instances of misconduct it wants to curb. At the annual SMSF Association National Conference, ASIC senior ...

ATO cracks down on illegal early SMSF access

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
The Australian Taxation Office is cracking down on illegal early access to SMSF money, particularly targeting new entrants to the sector who are the main culprits. New analysis from the tax office released at the SMSF Association National Conference ...

SMSFA reappoints Hay-Bartlem as chair

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
The SMSF Association announced that Scott Hay-Bartlem has been reappointed as its chair and will serve another two years. Hay-Bartlem joined the association as a director in July 2019 and was appointed chair in February 2022. With a background in law ...

Reforms will strengthen retirement advice: Experts

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
Reforms underway to expand financial advice will have positive ramifications for the SMSF and APRA-regulated sectors as it will ultimately uplift outcomes in the retirement phase for all Australians, industry experts say. The first day of the annual ...

Link, The Trust Bank progress acquisition

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 20 FEB 2024
Link Group is on track to become part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (The Trust Bank) by mid-2024, having kicked off work to integrate the businesses. In a trading update this morning, Link said it has filed all major regulatory approval submissions ...