AMP Bank

AMP SignatureSuper Personal Superannuation

Past 5-year return
5.25%
Admin fee

$120

Calc fees on 50k

$1k

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice GoldInfinity Recognised
Past 5-year return
5.25%
Admin fee

$120

Calc fees on 50k

$1k

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice GoldInfinity Recognised

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Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • For full details of fee discounts applicable on a member's plan contact AMP SignatureSuper on 1300 366 019.For full details of fee discounts applicable on a member's plan contact AMP SignatureSuper on 1300 366 019.
  • Straight through contribution processing
  • Lifestyle education and wealth management resources available through a network of commission free financial planners
  • Online member access to account information using My Portfolio
  • Dedicated service consultants to ensure a thorough service

Summary

AMP SignatureSuper was established in 2003 to cater for corporate superannuation plans wanting greater flexibility and tailored features. AMP is Infinity Recognised, which is a result of its strong commitment to environmental and social principles. The Personal division is designed for former members of the Corporate plan and their families. Members have access to an extensive investment menu featuring over 80 Diversified, Single-Sector and Single Manager options, as well as Term Deposits. The Future Directions Balanced option underperformed the SuperRatings Index over each time period assessed to 30 June 2019. Fees for this product are higher than the industry average across all assessed account balances. However, we note member fees and asset administration fees can be tailored to individual employer plans, hence, our ratings are indicative only. AMP SignatureSuper allows members to continue their existing cover upon exiting the employer plan. Members can apply for up to $1 million of Death only or Death & TPD cover. Income Protection is offered over a benefit period of 2 years, 5 years or up to age 65, with a choice of 30, 60, 90 or 180 day waiting periods. AMP's website contains a variety of financial simulators and retirement calculators, as well as a Goals info centre with a wealth of online tools and educational materials. Furthermore, the fund's interactive digital advice tool 'AMP Goals 360' is designed to assist members to plan and track their retirement goals.

Features and Fees

AMP Bank 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

$120

Administration fee (%)

0.7%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

0.6%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.46%

Exit fee

$0

Pros and Cons

  • For full details of fee discounts applicable on a member's plan contact AMP SignatureSuper on 1300 366 019.For full details of fee discounts applicable on a member's plan contact AMP SignatureSuper on 1300 366 019.
  • Straight through contribution processing
  • Lifestyle education and wealth management resources available through a network of commission free financial planners
  • Online member access to account information using My Portfolio
  • Dedicated service consultants to ensure a thorough service

AMP SignatureSuper was established in 2003 to cater for corporate superannuation plans wanting greater flexibility and tailored features. AMP is Infinity Recognised, which is a result of its strong commitment to environmental and social principles. The Personal division is designed for former members of the Corporate plan and their families. Members have access to an extensive investment menu featuring over 80 Diversified, Single-Sector and Single Manager options, as well as Term Deposits. The Future Directions Balanced option underperformed the SuperRatings Index over each time period assessed to 30 June 2019. Fees for this product are higher than the industry average across all assessed account balances. However, we note member fees and asset administration fees can be tailored to individual employer plans, hence, our ratings are indicative only. AMP SignatureSuper allows members to continue their existing cover upon exiting the employer plan. Members can apply for up to $1 million of Death only or Death & TPD cover. Income Protection is offered over a benefit period of 2 years, 5 years or up to age 65, with a choice of 30, 60, 90 or 180 day waiting periods. AMP's website contains a variety of financial simulators and retirement calculators, as well as a Goals info centre with a wealth of online tools and educational materials. Furthermore, the fund's interactive digital advice tool 'AMP Goals 360' is designed to assist members to plan and track their retirement goals.

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AMP Bank 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

$120

Administration fee (%)

0.7%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

0.6%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.46%

Exit fee

$0
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4.55%

$0

AMP Bank

$950

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice SilverInfinity Recognised
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New

$91

AMP Bank

$371

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice Gold
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5.45%

$152

AMP Bank

$507

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice GoldInfinity Recognised
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5.02%

$91

AMP Bank

$571

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MySuper PlatinumInfinity Recognised
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5.25%

$91

AMP Bank

$971

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice PlatinumInfinity Recognised
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5.35%

$84

AMP Bank

$644

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice SilverInfinity Recognised
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4.85%

$91

AMP Bank

$701

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice Gold
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5.74%

$91

AMP Bank

$701

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MyChoice Gold
More details
5.02%

$91

AMP Bank

$571

Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
MySuper GoldInfinity Recognised
More details
4.55%

$110

AMP Bank

$1.3k

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

FAQs

What happens to my insurance cover if I change superannuation funds?

Some superannuation funds will allow you to transfer your insurance cover, without interruption, if you switch. However, others won’t. So it’s important you check before changing funds.

How is superannuation calculated?

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.

What age can I withdraw my superannuation?

You can withdraw your superannuation (or at least some of it) when you reach ‘preservation age’. The preservation age is based on date of birth. Here are the six different categories:

Date of birth Preservation age
Before 1 July 1960 55
1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961 56
1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962 57
1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963 58
1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964 59
From 1 July 1964 60

When you reach preservation age, you can withdraw all your superannuation if you’re retired. If you’re still working, you can begin a ‘transition to retirement’, which allows you to withdraw 10 per cent of their superannuation each financial year.

You can also withdraw all your superannuation once you reach 65 years.

What is the age pension's assets test?

The value of your assets affects whether you can qualify for the age pension – and, if so, how much.

The following assets are exempt from the assets test:

  • your principal home and up to two hectares of used land on the same title
  • all Australian superannuation investments from which a pension is not being paid – this exemption is valid until you reach age pension age
  • any property or money left to you in an estate, which you can’t get for up to 12 months
  • a cemetery plot and a prepaid funeral, or up to two funeral bonds, that cost no more than the allowable limit
  • aids for people with disability
  • money from the National Disability Insurance Scheme for people with disability
  • principal home sale proceeds you’ll use to buy another home within 12 months
  • accommodation bonds paid on entry to residential aged care
  • any interest not created by you or your partner
  • a Special Disability Trust if it meets certain requirements
  • your principal home, if you vacate it for up to 12 months
  • granny flat rights where you pay more than the extra allowable amount

For full pensions, reductions apply when your assessable assets exceed these thresholds:

Category

Home owners

Non-home owners

Singles

$253,750

$456,750

Couples living together

$380,500

$583,500

Couples living apart due to ill health

$380,500

$583,500

Couples with only one partner eligible

$380,500

$583,500

For part pensions, reductions apply when your assessable assets exceed these thresholds:

Category

Home owners

Non-home owners

Singles

$550,000

$753,000

Couples living together

$827,000

$1,030,000

Couples living apart due to ill health

$973,000

$1,176,000

Couples with only one partner eligible

$827,000

$1,030,000

For transitional rate pensions, reductions apply when your assessable assets exceed these thresholds:

Category

Home owners

Non-home owners

Singles

$503,250

$706,250

Couples living together

$783,000

$986,000

Couples living apart due to ill health

$879,500

$1,082,500

Couples with only one partner eligible

$783,000

$986,000

Can I buy a house with my superannuation?

First home buyers are the only people who can use their superannuation to buy a property. The federal government has created the First Home Super Saver Scheme to help first home buyers save for a deposit. First home buyers can make voluntary contributions of up to $15,000 per year, and $30,000 in total, to their superannuation account. These contributions are taxed at 15 per cent, along with deemed earnings. Withdrawals are taxed at marginal tax rates minus a tax offset of 30 percentage points.

Voluntary contributions to the First Home Super Saver Scheme are not exempt from the $25,000 annual limit on concessional contributions. So if you pay $15,000 per year into the First Home Super Saver Scheme, you have to make sure that you don’t receive more than $10,000 in superannuation payments from your employer and any salary sacrificing.

How do you find lost superannuation funds?

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.

You can use your MyGov account to see details of all your superannuation accounts, including any you might have forgotten. Alternatively, you can fill in a ‘Searching for lost super’ form and send it to the Australian Taxation Office, which will then search on your behalf.

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.

What is the age pension's income test?

These are the rules for most people who want to claim the standard pension:

Single people

  • If your income per fortnight is up to $168, you’re entitled to a full pension
  • If your income per fortnight is over $168, your pension will reduce by 50 cents for each dollar over $168

Couples

  • If your income per fortnight is up to $300, you’re entitled to a full pension
  • If your income per fortnight is over $300, your pension will reduce by 50 cents for each dollar over $300

These are the rules for most people who want to claim the transitional pension:

Single people

  • If your income per fortnight is up to $168, you’re entitled to a full pension
  • If your income per fortnight is over $168, your pension will reduce by 40 cents for each dollar over $168

Couples

  • If your income per fortnight is up to $300, you’re entitled to a full pension
  • If your income per fortnight is over $300, your pension will reduce by 40 cents for each dollar over $300

For most people, the age pension cuts off if your fortnightly income exceeds these thresholds:

Category Fortnightly income
Standard pension for singles $1,944.60
Standard pension for couples living together $2,978.40
Standard pension for couples living apart due to ill health $3,853.20
Transitional pension for singles $2,038.00
Transitional pension for couples living together $3,317.00
Transitional pension for couples living apart due to ill health $4,040.00

Am I entitled to superannuation if I'm a part-time employee?

As a part-time employee, you’re entitled to superannuation if:

  • 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

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 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 money do you get on the age pension?

Pension payments can be reduced due to the income test and asset test (see ‘What is the age pension’s income test?’ and ‘What is the age pension’s assets test?’).

Here are the maximum fortnightly payments:

Category

Single

Couple each

Couple combined

Couple apart due to ill health

Maximum basic rate

$808.30

$609.30

$1,218.60

$808.30

Maximum pension supplement

$65.90

$49.70

$99.40

$65.90

Energy supplement

$14.10

$10.60

$21.20

$14.10

TOTAL

$888.30

$669.60

$1,339.20

$888.30

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.

What superannuation details do I give to my employer?

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 should also provide your tax file number – while it’s not a legal obligation, it will ensure your contributions will be taxed at the (lower) superannuation rate.

How much is superannuation in Australia?

Superannuation in Australia 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.

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.

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.

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.

How do you create a superannuation account?

Before you create 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).