ALEX KOODRIN | FRIDAY, 4 MAR 2022
If your client base includes business owners, chances are you have turned your mind to what might happen to their superannuation and proceeds from life insurance policies should their circumstances drastically change, and they become bankrupt. Read more
AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY | TUESDAY, 27 APR 2021
Life and disability insurance are important benefits offered by superannuation funds to Australians. Under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SIS Act), all members in MySuper (default) products must have death and permanent incapacity ... Read more
SELWYN BLACK | FRIDAY, 15 NOV 2019
A considerable proportion of our wealth now sits in superannuation. It is estimated that at the age of retirement (age 60-64) the average Australian will have over $200,000 in their superannuation fund (ASFA, 2017). Read more
DEIDRE GROVER | FRIDAY, 14 JUN 2019
Insurance through superannuation is widely utilised in Australia and plays an important role given the benefits it can provide individuals. However, the deduction of insurance premiums from superannuation savings can be a key driver of superannuation ... Read more
LINDA BRUCE | FRIDAY, 13 APR 2018
Personal insurance policies, such as death, total & permanent disability (TPD) and income protection insurance, are often held within super. In fact, more than 70 per cent of personal insurance policies in Australia are held through super funds ... Read more
RAHUL SINGH | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Prior to 1 July 2014, when considering total and permanent disablement (TPD) insurance, advisers typically considered the advantages and disadvantages of owning the cover inside or outside superannuation when deciding the ownership structure. The advice ... Read more
Ahead of this weekend's election, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) wants both major political parties to commit to dumping the annual superannuation contribution cap for the benefit of women.
At first glance, the government's superannuation plan for homebuyers seemed a compelling proposition, but concrete analysis has revealed that at best it's only a marginal measure.
Homeownership rates have plummeted, but unions and industry groups have had a negative response to Scott Morrison's last-ditch pitch to 'aspirational Australians'.
The Morrison government has said it will expand the downsizer superannuation scheme by reducing the minimum eligibility age if re-elected this weekend.
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Heading one of the country's largest sustainable investors wasn't something Peter Chun ever envisioned for himself, but that's just a bonus of taking on the role he describes as a perfect fit - chief executive of UniSuper. Jamie Williamson writes.
As super funds prepare to publish their retirement income strategies to comply with the new Retirement Income Covenant, the next question is what are ...
Inadequate retirement planning is a very real issue for thousands of people both in Australia and globally, but there are ways of making the process more ...
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In response to the evolving ESG landscape, the skills and competency of directors and boards will need to quickly evolve to include the expertise and ...