Industry super funds trump retail

26-Apr-2017

The latest SuperRatings data has again raised questions about the major banks’ involvement in the superannuation system, with bank-owned super funds underperforming industry funds for over a decade, according t.. Read More

Industry super funds trump retail

26-Apr-2017

The latest SuperRatings data has again raised questions about the major banks’ involvement in the superannuation system, with bank-owned super funds underperforming industry funds for over a decade, according t.. Read More

New FPA campaign busts advice myths

26-Apr-2017

A new national campaign launched by the FPA on Monday would aim to promote the benefits of seeking an adviser with the association’s certified financial planner (CFP) designation, while dispelling the myth that.. Read More

ABA stretches reform timeline

26-Apr-2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) has extended the time frames for four of the six initiatives it has proposed to reform the code of banking practice, but will introduce interim steps to reach the objec.. Read More

‘Better-off’ test needed for super advice

21-Apr-2017

Major banks cross-selling superannuation to customers should face a ‘better off’ test to ensure consumers are not switched from better performing funds, following the failure of the Sedgwick review to tac.. Read More

Super fund returns improve in March

21-Apr-2017

Superannuation fund returns reached a high in March, with improving economic fundamentals contributing to stronger performance in global markets. However investors were warned that the remainder of the year may not b.. Read More

Super fund AI to change advice game

21-Apr-2017

Superannuation funds would soon be able to proactively offer free advice to members who need it through artificial intelligence, an initiative that would “change the game” in Australia’s digital adv.. Read More

Tech provider paves way for new super laws

20-Apr-2017

Financial technology provider IRESS has offered clients a range of updates to its superannuation platform, Acurity, and its financial advice software, Xplan, in the lead-up to new superannuation legislation set to co.. Read More

ALP calls for PM to rule out super policy

19-Apr-2017

The federal opposition has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to rule out using Australians’ superannuation savings to fix housing affordability as the coalition appears increasingly split down the middl.. Read More

Challenger launches advice support campaign

19-Apr-2017

Challenger has launched a range of initiatives to support advisers in the lead-up to new legislation around retirement income products, including a technical pack and a retirement illustrator tool to help advisers an.. Read More

Employers should weigh up group insurance

18-Apr-2017

Employers need to consider what benefits insurance embedded within superannuation actually provide to employees, particularly in light of new concessional contribution caps coming into effect on 1 July, according to .. Read More