Superannuation News

The latest superannuation news and tips

Government to increase self-managed super fund flexibility


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 2 min read )

Fewer Australians paying extra into super

The number of Australians paying more than the minimum required amount into their superannuation fund has been on the decline in recent years, leaving more Aussies at risk of an unstable retirement, according to Roy Morgan.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 3 min read )

Aussies building more superannuation by working longer

The average age at which Australians intend to retire has increased by more than four years over the past decade, new research has found.


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

( 2 min read )

Closing the gender pay gap won’t close the super gap: Industry Super

Industry Super is calling for super on parental leave and to scrap the Super Guarantee threshold to combat the gender super gap in Australia.


Alex Ritchie

Alex Ritchie

( 3 min read )

DIY super making money for the wealthy, leading to losses for battlers

Australians wanting to take a “do it yourself” approach to their superannuation may be better served by a self-managed super fund (SMSF) if they already have healthy retirement savings available, while those with smaller super balances may not get the best returns from a SMSF, according to a new report.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

Bank super returns lag behind not-for-profit funds

If your superannuation is held by a bank-owned fund, the value of your retirement savings may not have grown at the same rate as a not-for-profit fund, according to new data.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

Super set to deliver double-digit returns

A December 2017 rally provided enough of a boost to push estimated annual returns on Australian superannuation funds into double digits. This annual return is understood to not only be the sixth positive annual return in a row, but to be well above the annual 10-year average.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

Early super release rules being reviewed

The Australian government is reviewing the rules surrounding the early release of superannuation, and seeking consultation from the public on when super should be claimed.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 4 min read )

Aussies no more trusting of financial planners

The level of trust that Australians have in the financial planners who manage their superannuation hasn’t changed significantly over the past eight years, according to new stats released by Roy Morgan.


Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow

( 2 min read )

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