Buy property through SMSF when young

20-Jun-2018

SMSF investors should think about purchasing property within their SMSF in their 30s rather than postponing it until they are in their 40s, but only after seeking professional advice, according to wealth advisory gro.. Read More

Reminding us of our social purpose

20-Jun-2018

At a time of intense scrutiny on the financial services sector, it is easy to lose sight of the inherent social purpose underlying the myriad products and services it provides. This is especially true of life in.. Read More

ASIC releases AFCA guidance

20-Jun-2018

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) today released new guidance for its oversight of and role in relation to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). ASIC has released “.. Read More

Buy property through SMSF when young

20-Jun-2018

SMSF investors should think about purchasing property within their SMSF in their 30s rather than postponing it until they are in their 40s, but only after seeking professional advice, according to wealth advisory gro.. Read More

FASEA appoints new CEO

20-Jun-2018

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has appointed former Australian Prudential Regulation Authority general manager Stephen Glenfield as its chief executive. The announcement by FASEA cha.. Read More

Triggers key to SMSF software change

20-Jun-2018

Many SMSF accounting firms struggle to identify the best software solution for their circumstances and often choose technology under duress rather than recognising the triggers to allow for a critical review of their.. Read More

Unallocated contributions not a reserve

20-Jun-2018

Concessional contributions made by SMSF trustees as part of a contribution reserving strategy will not be considered a true reserve by the ATO, according to DBA Lawyers. DBA Lawyers director Dan Butler told an SM.. Read More

Applying for age pension an uphill battle

19-Jun-2018

Less than four in 10 Australians are satisfied with their age pension application process through Centrelink, with many seeking assistance or professional financial advice. A joint study conducted by National Se.. Read More

Super tinkering has little political bearing

19-Jun-2018

A view by governments the super system is politically neutral in terms of how it affects voters might mean tinkering with it will continue, according to financial services firm HLB Mann Judd. Superannuation direc.. Read More

SMSF contravention record on the line

19-Jun-2018

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has warned the federal government it is putting the SMSF sector at risk of increasing contraventions with its proposal to change the annual audit requirement to a three-yearl.. Read More

Trustees must exit after bankruptcy

19-Jun-2018

SMSF trustees who have entered into voluntary bankruptcy must be aware they cannot continue to act as a trustee or director of a corporate trustee of an SMSF, a law firm has warned. Townsends Business and Corpor.. Read More