SMSF
Westpac ditches SMSF lending
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 17 JUL 2018
Westpac will terminate its self-managed superannuation fund loan offering at the end of this month.
Crypto exchange enters superannuation market
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 17 JUL 2018
Cryptocurrency exchange Cointree is entering the superannuation space and enabling members to set up SMSFs that invest in digital assets immediately.
Government cuts SMSF red tape
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 10 JUL 2018
The move by the Turnbull Government release a discussion paper to change the annual audit cycle for some self-managed superannuation funds to three years has been welcomed by the SMSF Association.
ASIC slams SMSF advice, flags further education reform
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 29 JUN 2018
ASIC will pursue further education requirements for financial advisers in a damning report showing 90% of financial advice provided in establishing self-managed superannuation funds is non-compliant.
SMSF cash balances not ballooning: BGL
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JUN 2018
SMSF cash balances have increased in the past year but are not at an all-time high as is often suggested, according to latest research from BGL Corporate Solutions.
Industry fund calls for tougher SMSF rules
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JUN 2018
A $1.6 billion industry superannuation fund is calling for new regulations to make it tougher for people with low account balances to set up a self-managed superannuation fund.
SMSFs missing out on returns
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JUN 2018
The SMSF sector, which has traditionally shied from growth assets, underperformed default MySuper investment strategies by 1.2 percentage points in the 12 months to April 2018.
IPS triples funds under administration
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 21 MAY 2018
Independent investment and SMSF platform owner Integrated Portfolio Solutions tripled its funds under administration over the past three years as it experiences inflows courtesy of advisers and family offices.
SMSFs ramp up LRBA and property allocations
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 1 MAY 2018
Latest ATO figures show self-managed super funds' interest in limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBA) and residential property assets have skyrocketed in the last five years.
Government to increase SMSF member limit
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 30 APR 2018
The Federal Government announced it will expand the maximum number of self-managed superannuation fund members from four to six - a proposal welcomed by the SMSF Association.
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