IOOF

IOOF Pursuit - Focus Personal Superannuation

Past 5-year return
6.34%
Admin fee

$117

Calc fees on 50k

$542

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Past 5-year return
6.34%
Admin fee

$117

Calc fees on 50k

$542

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold

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Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • Simple regular contribution and income re-investment options.
  • Convenient access to a range of Diversified multi-manager and Single Sector Trusts with the "best of the best" mix of fund managers.
  • $1,000 minimum entry. Switchability between products.
  • Flexible Insurance options. Members can apply for insurance online.

Summary

IOOF Pursuit is a Division of the IOOF Portfolio Service Superannuation Fund and comprises a range of flexible superannuation products, including IOOF Pursuit Core, IOOF Pursuit Focus and IOOF Pursuit Select. IOOF Pursuit allows quick and easy movement between the different Pursuit models and between superannuation and pension products under the Pursuit banner as members' investment needs change.The Pursuit Focus investment menu consists of 'Easy Choice' options, providing members with access to a broad range of diversified and single sector multi-manager options. The IOOF MultiSeries 70 option outperformed the SuperRatings Index over each time period assessed to 30 June 2020.Fees are lower than the industry average across all assessed account balances. Members can switch investment options without incurring a switching fee, although, a buy-sell spread may apply.Members can apply for a full suite of insurance cover, including Death, Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Income Protection (IP) insurance. IP with a benefit period of 2 years, 5 years or to age 65, covering up to 85% of salary, is available following a 30, 60- or 90-day waiting period. Members can apply to increase cover following the occurrence of a prescribed Life Event without additional underwriting. A range of online tools, calculators and educational resources are available through the fund's website. Portfolio Online provides members with secure online access to their account, as well as the ability to generate comprehensive and consolidated reporting on their investments. Financial advice is provided by IOOF Investment Management Limited directly or through numerous adviser groups.

Features and Fees

IOOF Fees and Features

Features

Variety of options

Binding nominations

Account size discount

Online Access

Home loans

Financial planning service

Non-lapsing binding nominations

Employer size discount

Anti-detriment payments

Credit cards

Insurance Cover

Health insurance

Insurance life event increases

Total and permanent disability cover

Long term income protection

Fees

Admin fee

$117

Administration fee (%)

0.35%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.5%

Exit fee

$0

Pros and Cons

  • Simple regular contribution and income re-investment options.
  • Convenient access to a range of Diversified multi-manager and Single Sector Trusts with the "best of the best" mix of fund managers.
  • $1,000 minimum entry. Switchability between products.
  • Flexible Insurance options. Members can apply for insurance online.

IOOF Pursuit is a Division of the IOOF Portfolio Service Superannuation Fund and comprises a range of flexible superannuation products, including IOOF Pursuit Core, IOOF Pursuit Focus and IOOF Pursuit Select. IOOF Pursuit allows quick and easy movement between the different Pursuit models and between superannuation and pension products under the Pursuit banner as members' investment needs change.The Pursuit Focus investment menu consists of 'Easy Choice' options, providing members with access to a broad range of diversified and single sector multi-manager options. The IOOF MultiSeries 70 option outperformed the SuperRatings Index over each time period assessed to 30 June 2020.Fees are lower than the industry average across all assessed account balances. Members can switch investment options without incurring a switching fee, although, a buy-sell spread may apply.Members can apply for a full suite of insurance cover, including Death, Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Income Protection (IP) insurance. IP with a benefit period of 2 years, 5 years or to age 65, covering up to 85% of salary, is available following a 30, 60- or 90-day waiting period. Members can apply to increase cover following the occurrence of a prescribed Life Event without additional underwriting. A range of online tools, calculators and educational resources are available through the fund's website. Portfolio Online provides members with secure online access to their account, as well as the ability to generate comprehensive and consolidated reporting on their investments. Financial advice is provided by IOOF Investment Management Limited directly or through numerous adviser groups.

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IOOF Fees and Features

Features

Variety of options

Binding nominations

Account size discount

Online Access

Home loans

Financial planning service

Non-lapsing binding nominations

Employer size discount

Anti-detriment payments

Credit cards

Insurance Cover

Health insurance

Insurance life event increases

Total and permanent disability cover

Long term income protection

Fees

Admin fee

$117

Administration fee (%)

0.35%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.5%

Exit fee

$0
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Past 5-year return
5.92%
Admin fee

$180

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$1.1k

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
5.92%
Admin fee

$180

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$1.1k

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
5.82%
Admin fee

$117

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$542

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MySuper Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
New
Admin fee

$117

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$542

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
6.34%
Admin fee

$0

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$950

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
5.92%
Admin fee

$117

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$817

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
New
Admin fee

$180

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$1.1k

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
5.92%
Admin fee

$117

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$817

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
6.34%
Admin fee

$84

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$1k

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Silver
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
6.34%
Admin fee

$117

Company
IOOF
Calc fees on 50k

$542

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Gold
Go to site
More details

FAQs

How much superannuation should I have?

The amount of superannuation you need to have at retirement is based on how much money you would expect to spend each week during your retirement. That, in turn, depends on whether you expect to lead a modest retirement or a comfortable retirement.

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) estimates you would need the following amount per week:

Lifestyle Singles Couples
Modest $465 $668
Comfortable $837 $1,150

Here is the superannuation balance you would need to fund that level of spending:

Lifestyle Singles Couples
Modest $50,000 $35,000
Comfortable $545,000 $640,000

These figures come from the March 2017 edition of the ASFA Retirement Standard.

The reason people on modest lifestyles need so much less money is because they qualify for a far bigger age pension.

Here is how ASFA defines retirement lifestyles:

Category Comfortable Modest Age pension
Holidays One annual holiday in Australia One or two short breaks in Australia near where you live Shorter breaks or day trips in your own city
Eating out Regularly eat out at restaurants. Good range and quality of food Infrequently eat out at restaurants. Cheaper and less food Only club special meals or inexpensive takeaway
Car Owning a reasonable car Owning an older, less reliable car No car – or, if you do, a struggle to afford the upkeep
Alcohol Bottled wine Casked wine Homebrew beer or no alcohol
Clothing Good clothes Reasonable clothes Basic clothes
Hair Regular haircuts at a good hairdresser Regular haircuts at a basic salon Less frequent haircuts or getting a friend to do it
Leisure A range of regular leisure activities One paid leisure activity, infrequently Free or low-cost leisure activities
Electronics A range of electronic equipment Not much scope to run an air conditioner Less heating in winter
Maintenance Replace kitchen and bathroom over 20 years No budget for home improvements. Can do repairs, but can’t replace kitchen or bathroom No budget to fix home problems like a leaky roof
Insurance Private health insurance Private health insurance No private health insurance

Can I choose a superannuation fund or does my employer choose one for me?

Most people can choose their own superannuation fund. However, you might not have this option if you are a member of certain defined benefit funds or covered by certain industrial agreements. If you don’t choose a superannuation fund, your employer will choose one for you.

What is salary sacrificing?

A salary sacrifice is where your employer takes part of your pre-tax salary and pays it directly into your superannuation account. Salary sacrifices come out of your pre-tax income, whereas personal contributions come out of your after-tax income.

How much extra superannuation can I add to my fund?

There is an annual limit of $25,000 for concessional contributions – that is, money paid by your employer and extra money you pay into your account through salary sacrificing. There is also a limit on non-concessional contributions. Australians aged between 65 and 74 have a limit of $100,000 per year. Australians aged under 65 have a limit of $300,000 every three years.

What are personal contributions?

A personal contribution is when you make an extra payment into your superannuation account. The difference between personal contributions and salary sacrifices is that the former comes out of your after-tax income, while the latter comes out of your pre-tax income.

What is a superannuation fund?

A superannuation fund is an institution that is legally allowed to hold and invest your superannuation. There are more than 200 different superannuation funds in Australia. They come in five different types:

  • Retail funds
  • Industry funds
  • Public sector funds
  • Corporate funds
  • Self-managed super funds

Retail funds are usually run by banks or investment companies.

Industry funds were originally designed for workers from a particular industry, but are now open to anyone.

Public sector funds were originally designed for people working for federal or state government departments. Most are still reserved for government employees.

Corporate funds are arranged by employers for their employees.

Self-managed super funds are private superannuation funds that allow people to directly invest their money.

How do you open a superannuation account?

Opening a superannuation account is simple. When you start a job, your employer will give you what’s called a ‘superannuation standard choice form’. Here’s what you need to complete the form:

  • The name of your preferred superannuation fund
  • The fund’s address
  • The fund’s Australian business number (ABN)
  • The fund’s superannuation product identification number (SPIN)
  • The fund’s phone number
  • A letter from the fund trustee confirming that the fund is a complying fund; or written evidence from the fund stating it will accept contributions from your new employer; or details about how your employer can make contributions to the fund

You might want to provide your tax file number as well – while it’s not a legal obligation, it will ensure your contributions will be taxed at the (lower) superannuation rate.

How much is superannuation?

Superannuation is currently 9.5 per cent – which means that your employer must pay you superannuation equivalent to 9.5 per cent of your salary.

The ‘superannuation guarantee’, as it is known, has been at 9.5 per cent since the 2014-15 financial year. It is scheduled to rise to 10.0 per cent in 2021-22, 10.5 per cent in 2022-23, 11.0 per cent in 2023-24, 11.5 per cent in 2024-25 and 12.0 per cent in 2025-26.

Can my employer use money from my superannuation account?

No, your employer can’t touch the money that is paid into your superannuation account.

What happens if my employer falls behind on my superannuation payments?

The Australian Taxation Office will investigate if your employer falls behind on your superannuation payments or doesn’t pay at all. You can report your employer with this online tool.

What is the difference between accumulation and defined benefit funds?

A majority of Australians are in accumulation funds. These funds grow according to the amount of money invested and the return on that money.

A minority of Australians are in defined benefit funds – many of which are now closed to new members. These funds give payouts according to specific rules, such as how long the worker has been with their employer and their final salary before they retired.

What are ethical investment superannuation funds?

Ethical investment funds limit themselves to making ‘ethical’ investments (which each fund defines according to its own principles). For example, ethical funds might avoid investing in companies or industries that are linked to human suffering or environmental damage.

How much superannuation do I need?

According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), here is how much you would be able to spend per week during retirement:

Lifestyle Singles Couples
Modest $465 $668
Comfortable $837 $1,150

Here is the superannuation balance you would need to fund that level of spending:

Lifestyle Singles Couples
Modest $50,000 $35,000
Comfortable $545,000 $640,000

These figures come from the March 2017 edition of the ASFA Retirement Standard.

The reason people on modest lifestyles need so much less money is because they qualify for a far bigger age pension.

Here is how ASFA defines retirement lifestyles:

Category Comfortable Modest Age pension
Holidays One annual holiday in Australia One or two short breaks in Australia near where you live Shorter breaks or day trips in your own city
Eating out Regularly eat out at restaurants. Good range and quality of food Infrequently eat out at restaurants. Cheaper and less food Only club special meals or inexpensive takeaway
Car Owning a reasonable car Owning an older, less reliable car No car – or, if you do, a struggle to afford the upkeep
Alcohol Bottled wine Casked wine Homebrew beer or no alcohol
Clothing Good clothes Reasonable clothes Basic clothes
Hair Regular haircuts at a good hairdresser Regular haircuts at a basic salon Less frequent haircuts or getting a friend to do it
Leisure A range of regular leisure activities One paid leisure activity, infrequently Free or low-cost leisure activities
Electronics A range of electronic equipment Not much scope to run an air conditioner Less heating in winter
Maintenance Replace kitchen and bathroom over 20 years No budget for home improvements. Can do repairs, but can’t replace kitchen or bathroom No budget to fix home problems like a leaky roof
Insurance Private health insurance Private health insurance No private health insurance

Am I entitled to superannuation if I'm a contractor?

As a contractor, you’re entitled to superannuation if:

  • The contract is mainly for your labour
  • You’re over 18 and earn more than $450 before tax in a calendar month
  • You’re under 18, you work more than 30 hours per week and you earn more than $450 before tax in a calendar month

Please note that you’re entitled to superannuation even if you have an Australian business number (ABN).

Is superannuation paid on unused annual leave?

If your employment is terminated, superannuation will not be paid on unused annual leave.

What is lost superannuation?

Lost superannuation refers to savings in an account that you’ve forgotten about. This can happen if you’ve opened several different accounts over the years while moving from job to job.

What are government co-contributions?

A government co-contribution is a bonus payment from the federal government into your superannuation account – but it comes with conditions. First, the government will only make a co-contribution if you make a personal contribution. Second, the government will only contribute a maximum of $500. Third, the government will only make co-contributions for people on low and medium incomes. The Australian Taxation Office will calculation whether you’re entitled to a government co-contribution when you lodge your tax return. The size of any co-contribution depends on the size of your personal contribution and income.

What happens to my superannuation when I change jobs?

You can keep your superannuation fund for as long as you like, so nothing happens when you change jobs. Please note that some superannuation funds have special features for people who work with certain employers, so these features may no longer be available if you change jobs.

What are the age pension's age rules?

Australians must be aged at least 65 years and 6 months to access the age pension. This eligibility age is scheduled to increase according to the following schedule:

Date Eligibility age
1 July 2019 66 years
1 July 2021 66 years and 6 months
1 July 2023 67 years

What should I know before getting an SMSF?

Four questions to ask yourself before taking out an SMSF include:

  1. Do I have enough superannuation to justify the higher set-up and running costs?
  2. Am I able to handle complicated compliance obligations?
  3. Am I willing to spend lots of time researching investment options?
  4. Do I have the skill to make big financial decisions?

It’s also worth remembering that ordinary superannuation funds usually offer discounted life insurance and disability insurance. These discounts would no longer be available if you decided to manage your own super.