Maritime Super

Maritime Super - Stevedores Accumulation PLUS

Past 5-year return
5.62%
Admin fee

$78

Calc fees on 50k

$733

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Silver
Past 5-year return
5.62%
Admin fee

$78

Calc fees on 50k

$733

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Silver

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Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • Access to superannuation and retirement products that can take members through their working life and into retirement.
  • Access to Spouse and Child accounts, providing access to the benefits offered by the fund.
  • Affordable, quality advice from affiliated licensed financial planners.

Summary

Maritime Super was established in 2009 from the merger between the Seafarers' Retirement Fund (SRF) and Stevedoring Employees Retirement Fund (SERF). The Stevedores Accumulation Plus product caters to members currently employed full time in the stevedoring industry.Members have access to 10 Diversified and Single-Sector investment strategies, including a Growth option with active volatility management, as well as a Fixed Term investment option. Effective December 2019, the fund changed the default MySuper option from the Moderate option to the new MySuper Lifecycle investment strategy. The fund's Balanced option underperformed the SuperRatings Index over the 10 year period to 30 June 2019.Fees are higher than the industry average across all account balances assessed; however, the asset-based administration fee does not apply on account balances over $500,000. Members can perform investment switches at no cost. A full suite of insurance cover is provided to eligible members upon joining the fund, including Default Death, Default Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Basic Income Protection (IP) cover. Full Participating Employers meet the cost of providing Default cover, while members have the ability to apply for up to $2 million of Voluntary Death & TPD. IP cover is provided up to a maximum of 75% of salary, with a 2 year benefit payment period and a 30 or 90 day waiting period. Maritime Super members have access to free phone based advice and comprehensive financial planning services on a fee-for-service basis. Educational videos, calculators and an online rollover tool can also be accessed through the fund’s website, mobile application and enhanced member online portal.

Features and Fees

Maritime Super 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

$78

Administration fee (%)

0.28%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

0.35%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.68%

Exit fee

$0

Pros and Cons

  • Access to superannuation and retirement products that can take members through their working life and into retirement.
  • Access to Spouse and Child accounts, providing access to the benefits offered by the fund.
  • Affordable, quality advice from affiliated licensed financial planners.

Maritime Super was established in 2009 from the merger between the Seafarers' Retirement Fund (SRF) and Stevedoring Employees Retirement Fund (SERF). The Stevedores Accumulation Plus product caters to members currently employed full time in the stevedoring industry.Members have access to 10 Diversified and Single-Sector investment strategies, including a Growth option with active volatility management, as well as a Fixed Term investment option. Effective December 2019, the fund changed the default MySuper option from the Moderate option to the new MySuper Lifecycle investment strategy. The fund's Balanced option underperformed the SuperRatings Index over the 10 year period to 30 June 2019.Fees are higher than the industry average across all account balances assessed; however, the asset-based administration fee does not apply on account balances over $500,000. Members can perform investment switches at no cost. A full suite of insurance cover is provided to eligible members upon joining the fund, including Default Death, Default Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Basic Income Protection (IP) cover. Full Participating Employers meet the cost of providing Default cover, while members have the ability to apply for up to $2 million of Voluntary Death & TPD. IP cover is provided up to a maximum of 75% of salary, with a 2 year benefit payment period and a 30 or 90 day waiting period. Maritime Super members have access to free phone based advice and comprehensive financial planning services on a fee-for-service basis. Educational videos, calculators and an online rollover tool can also be accessed through the fund’s website, mobile application and enhanced member online portal.

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Maritime Super 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

$78

Administration fee (%)

0.28%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

0.35%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.68%

Exit fee

$0
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5.62%

$78

Maritime Super

$733

Advisory services
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Online access
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3.96%

$78

Maritime Super

$768

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MySuper Silver
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5.62%

$78

Maritime Super

$733

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice Silver
More details
5.62%

$78

Maritime Super

$733

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice Silver
More details
5.62%

$78

Maritime Super

$733

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice Silver
More details

FAQs

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).

How do you set up superannuation?

Before you set up a superannuation account, you’ll need to check if you’re allowed to choose your own fund. Most Australians can, but this option doesn’t apply to some workers who are covered by industrial agreements or who are members of defined benefits funds.

Assuming you are able to choose your own fund, the next step should be research, because there are more than 200 different superannuation funds in Australia.

Once you’ve decided on your preferred superannuation fund, head to that provider’s website, where you should be able to fill in an online application or download the appropriate forms. You’ll need your tax file number (assuming you don’t want to be charged a higher tax rate), your contact details and your employer’s details (if you’re employed).

How long after divorce can you claim superannuation?

You or your partner could be forced to surrender part of your superannuation if you divorce, just like with other assets.

You can file a claim for division of property – including superannuation – as soon as you divorce. However, the claim has to be filed within one year of the divorce.

Your superannuation could be affected even if you’re in a de facto relationship – that is, living together as a couple without being officially married.

In that case, the claim has to be filed within two years of the date of separation.

Either way, the first thing to consider is whether you’re a member of a standard, APRA-regulated superannuation fund or if you’re a member of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), because different rules apply.

Standard superannuation funds

If your relationship breaks down, your superannuation savings might be divided by court order or by agreement.

The rules of the superannuation fund will dictate whether this transfer happens immediately, or in the future when the person who has to make the transfer is allowed to access the rest of their superannuation (i.e. at or near retirement).

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SMSFs

If your relationship breaks down, you must continue to observe the trust deed of your SMSF.

So if you and your partner are both members of the same SMSF, neither party is allowed to use the fund to inflict ‘punishment’ – such as by excluding the other party from the decision-making process or refusing their request to roll their money into another superannuation fund.

This no-punishment rule applies even if the two parties are involved in legal proceedings.

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Financial consequences

Superannuation funds often charge a fee for splitting accounts after a relationship breakdown.

Splitting superannuation can also impact the size of your total super balance and how your super is taxed.

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Is superannuation paid on unused annual leave?

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

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.

What compliance obligations does an SMSF have?

SMSFs must maintain comprehensive records and submit to annual audits.

What are concessional contributions?

Concessional contributions are pre-tax payments into your superannuation account. The payments made by your employer are concessional payments. You can also make concessional contributions with a salary sacrifice.

How do you calculate superannuation?

Superannuation is calculated at the rate of 9.5 per cent of your gross salary and wages. So if you had a salary of $50,000, your superannuation would be 9.5 per cent of that, or $4,750. This would be paid on top 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.

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.

When did superannuation start in Australia?

Australia’s modern superannuation system – in which employers make compulsory contributions to their employees – started in 1992. However, before that, there were various restricted superannuation schemes applying to certain employees in certain industries. The very first superannuation scheme was introduced in the 19th century.

How is superannuation regulated?

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulates ordinary superannuation accounts. Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are regulated by the Australian Taxation Office.

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 are reportable employer superannuation contributions?

Reportable employer superannuation contributions are special contributions that an employer makes on top of the regular compulsory contributions. One example would be contributions made as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement.

How do I choose the right superannuation fund?

Different superannuation funds charge different fees, offer different insurances, offer different investment options and have different performance histories.

So you need to ask yourself these four questions when comparing superannuation funds:

  • How many fees would I have to pay and what would they cost?
  • What insurances are available and how much would they cost?
  • What investment options does it offer? How would they match my risk profile and financial needs?
  • How have these investment options performed historically?

How much superannuation should I have at age 40?

The amount of superannuation you should have at age 40 is based on how much money you need to have at retirement. That, in turn, is based on how much money you 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

 

 

What will the superannuation fund do with my money?

Your money will be invested in an investment option of your choosing.

Can I carry on a business in an SMSF?

SMSFs are allowed to carry on a business under two conditions.

First, this must be permitted under the trust deed.

Second, the sole purpose of the business must be to earn retirement benefits.

Do I have to pay myself superannuation if I'm self-employed?

No, self-employed workers don’t have to pay themselves superannuation. However, if you do pay yourself superannuation, you will probably be able to claim a tax deduction.

How does the age pension work?

Most Australians who are of retirement age can qualify for the age pension. However, depending on the size of your assets and post-retirement income, you might be entitled to only a reduced pension. In some instances, you might not be entitled to any pension payments.

How many superannuation funds are there?

There are more than 200 different superannuation funds.