Superannuation performance figures challenge Government's stance on industry funds

It's well known that the Federal Government is no fan of industry superannuation funds.<p>If we ever had any doubt, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Age-gap couples need to pay more attention to finances

<b>OPINION:</b> Couples with a big age gap between them face a number of potential hurdles, not the least of which is how to deal with the financial …


26,401 more public servants under Palaszczuk than Newman

The Palaszczuk Labor government is getting close to replacing the public servants Campbell Newman sacked twice over.


IIPM director gets extension

The board of governors of the Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), Bengaluru, at its 47th meeting has unanimously decided to extend the

Higher Education

A better venture, a bitter memory: Royal Mail staff try again

Ripped off by their previous employer and owed thousands, Royal Mail staff turn their initiative to food.

Royal Mail

Bank bosses face royal commission grilling

However, the bosses are not expected to face the hardline questioning from counsel assisting Kenneth Hayne that their junior executives have …

Financial Services

Sacked Westpac adviser received 'high achievement' ratings

Of the eight compliance audits of Mr Sinha between 2004 and 2009, five had a "requires improvement" rating or a "qualified" rating, and three rated …

Financial Services

Industry super dominance now an open embarrassment to business

Yet again, industry super funds have dominated the ranks of the best superannuation performers. What on earth are the big banks doing? The post …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Watchdog warns SMSF advice must improve amid property spruiking fears

Page 1 of 1<p>One in three SMSF users are in the dark about their investment strategy and are sometimes being urged to push their savings into high-risk …


Doughnut Time to open eight new stores

Doughnut Time to open eight new stores in the next two months – just months after the chain went into liquidation<p><b>Iconic pastry store Doughnut Time is</b> …

Gold Coast

APRA warns on premium increases inside super

<b>The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has confirmed that the Government’s Budget moves around low account balances and making</b> …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Premier releases report into public service hiring binge a year after promise

Annastacia Palaszczuk denied she had delayed the release of the year-old report until just before estimates to avoid scrutiny.

Personal Finance (Australia)

Mike Taylor on LinkedIn: "High fees may not equate to low returns, but they should certainly be justifiable. #superannuation #superratings #pc"

Mike Taylor on LinkedIn: "High fees may not equate to low returns, but they should certainly be justifiable. #superannuation #superratings #pc …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Australians lost more than $630,000 to tax scams last year

<b>The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is warning taxpayers to be vigilant after new data reveals Australians handed over more than $630,000 to scammers</b> …

Identity Theft

How to manage SMSF property investments in a falling market

Lachlan MacPhee and Simon Gladysz believe the key to managing a property in their self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) will be ensuring cash flow …

Real Estate

No certainty industry funds out-perform says CFS

<b>The involvement of financial advisers and the higher proportion of older members in retail superannuation funds makes seeking to compare retail fund</b> …


Queensland results

The <b>Queensland results</b>, being released in Brisbane today, are part of a major national poll commissioned by CEDA for the report <i>Community pulse 2018:</i> …


A stellar year for super, but what will 'best in show' deliver?

For nearly a decade, the retirement savings of Australians have been swelling nicely, but the Productivity Commission is rewriting the rules of the …


Advisers’ top query: deductible super contributions

<b>While historically only available to the self-employed, the use of deductible super contributions to top up retirement savings is a hot option for</b> …


APRA sides with business to keep fees on 'ghost' accounts

The prudential regulator has warned that budget changes designed to shore up the retirement savings of young people and low-income earners will …


High fees don’t always equate to low returns

<b>Superannuation funds ratings house, SuperRatings has disagreed with a draft finding by the Productivity Commission (PC) that higher fees are clearly</b> …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Mike Taylor on LinkedIn: "#APRA has confirmed the likelihood of premium increases resulting from legislated changes to insurance inside super. #superannuation"

Mike Taylor on LinkedIn: "#APRA has confirmed the likelihood of premium increases resulting from legislated changes to insurance inside super. …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Bank CEOs brace for Hayne’s bonus round

Bank CEOs are preparing to appear before the Hayne royal commission following confirmation that a bonus and seventh round of public hearings on …


SMSFs warned: stick to arm's length rules or lose tax breaks

by John Maroney<p>The federal government is widening the scope of the non-arm's-length income rules to make it clear to SMSF trustees who improve their …


Bank-run super customers left behind, no retail funds make the 'top 10'

Not one bank-run retail superannuation fund has made it into the "top 10" list of funds — whether it be across one or 10 years.<p>The top performers are …


Ask Paul: My husband is paralysed and lost his job, where to from here?

<b>Q. We have been following your articles in Money since we moved to Australia in 2005.</b><p><b>My husband and I are 44 years old with a teenage daughter. I</b> …

Personal Finance

Bill Shorten faces fresh campaign against retirement tax changes

An estimated 893,000 individuals and self-managed superannuation funds will still feel the impact of the changes by losing tax refunds on the credits …


The bizarre deductions Aussies are trying to claim at tax time

Tax time is upon us so tax is a particularly relevant subject right now, with millions of people dwelling on the possible deductions they might be …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Here are the super funds that have delivered nine years of straight growth

Australian super funds have continued to consistently post strong performance over the past decade, with a new report from financial and …


Leading fund manager names 2 value picks for reporting season

Reporting season is only a couple of weeks away and accountants are busily working away at the annual reports for most businesses.This is the perfect …

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