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Australians think banks lie about green credentials – how to spot greenwashing

With most Australians suspecting their bank of greenwashing, explore how to spot greenwashing in your financial products and how to identify providers investing in ethical and sustainable areas.

How much do you need to retire? The real amount you need to save for revealed

Could you retire with only $70,000 in your nest egg? New research from Super Consumers Australia indicates that the amount you may need in your super balance could be lower than you think.

Sunsuper and QSuper finalise merger, fee cuts expected for 2 million members

Two of Australia’s biggest superannuation funds have finished their merger, coming together to create the Australian Retirement Trust with a combined fund total of $230 billion. ART has committed to delivering a fee reduction from 1 July 2022.

Volatility may push super returns down to single digits: how to protect your nest egg

Your super fund return may reach the mid-single digits if the predictions of a veteran investment manager come to fruition. But there are ways Aussies can protect their nest eggs today to reduce the impact of lower returns.

Is this the year you finally get your super in order?

If managing your superannuation has been at the bottom of your to-do list for some time now, making it a priority in 2022 could be more important than you think.

New study shows responsible super funds financially outperforming peers

Australian super funds that demonstrate leading practice responsible investment are taking a bigger share of the market and achieving stronger performance, according to a new study.

APRA reveals 13 super funds that failed its performance test

APRA has assessed the returns generated by superannuation funds over the past seven years, as well as their fees, and listed those that do not meet its objective benchmark. APRA has revealed that 13 super funds of 76 tested have failed its assessment.

How to maximise your tax refund this new financial year

The end of financial year is here, and before you lodge your tax return it’s worth making sure you’ve dotted your t’s and crossed your i’s to maximise your potential refund.

Super Guarantee rise and the single parent home scheme start today: but beware of the fine print

Today two government initiatives kick off, designed to provide Australians with a more secure future, but not everyone is guaranteed to be a winner.

How super is set to change from July 1, 2021

The new financial year is upon us which will see some significant changes rolled out that are likely to affect your retirement savings.