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Super software given extra accounting grunt

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 26 JUL 2011
Self-managed super fund accounting software Class Super has been enhanced with a raft of new features through a strategic partnership with a subsidiary of one of the world's biggest providers of tax, accounting and audit software. Class Financial, developer ...

SMSF body moves against super death tax

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 26 JUL 2011
The financial services community now has the chance to comment on the recent draft tax ruling affecting self-managed super funds that some have called a death tax by stealth. Peter Burgess, technical director of the Self-Managed Super Fund Professionals' ...

Fund flows push life risk market to $9.5b

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 26 JUL 2011
Life risk insurance is enjoying steady growth and group risk sales have jumped as large deals change hands, latest figures show. Risk premium inflows increased to $9.5 billion in the year to March, an increase of 10.4% over the $8.6 billion collected ...

Astarra director convicted by NSW Supreme Court

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 25 JUL 2011
A NSW Supreme Court judge found on Friday that a term of imprisonment would be the only appropriate punishment for Shawn "Shawny Cash" Richard, the former director of Astarra Asset Management. Justice Peter Garling convicted the 36-year-old Canadian-born ...

Real estate may cause super tax headache

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 25 JUL 2011
Real estate investments within superannuation would cause the biggest issue when pension-phase funds revert to accumulation on the death of the member, a self-managed super fund expert said today. David Busoli, national head of education for Cavendish ...

Bank of Melbourne relaunches with plans for 90 new branches

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 25 JUL 2011
The first accounts were opened today at the new Bank of Melbourne, as Westpac rebrands its St George group and embarks on an expansion drive to capture the Victorian regional market. Scott Tanner, chief executive, said the bank today opened three new ...

ANZ gains head of wealth marketing in newly expanded role

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 25 JUL 2011
ANZ has appointed the former general marketing manager of insurance company InsuranceLine as head of wealth marketing in a newly expanded position. Bettina Pidcock, who has also held marketing leadership positions at Asgard/St George, MLC and Westpac ...

ASIC jobs cut as responsibilities rise

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUL 2011
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has axed 59 jobs in the year to May as part of 87 redundancies with a further 68 to go this financial year as part of a $10 million budget cut to the corporate watchdog, dependant on a funding review. ...

Super funds drop fees after merger

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUL 2011
Superannuation funds Cuesuper and NGS Super reduced their fees in what is believed to be the first time a merger has resulted in lower costs for members. Tom Taylor, chairman of Cuesuper, speaking at the Mergers & Acquisitions for Super Funds 2011 in ...

New tool launched to gear SMSFs into property

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUL 2011
Self-managed super administration provider Multiport has launched a new package to help SMSF trustees gear property into SMSFs and invited financial planners to a roundtable discussion debating the merits of property in super. At the luncheon in Sydney ...