Time waits for no one: The Dawn of the TBAR


The events-based reporting framework is an additional administrative process for the SMSF sector, but a necessary one. Krystine Lumanta examines how the new regime could underpin the inevitable move to real-time repo.. Read More

Change of heart: zero interest loans


Recent rulings from the ATO have created confusing and conflicting positions on zero interest loans for SMSFs, marking a potential end of the arrangements as an effective strategy for acquiring assets under related-p.. Read More

Contribution gaps - a new hope


Changes in the regulation and treatment of cap breaches have presented a potential opportunity for trustees to get more money into their SMSFs. Zoe Fielding reports. The favourable tax treatment of superannuation.. Read More

SMSF Service Provider Awards 2014 - BT Wrap: Investment platforms


As well as new product offerings, we also continue to focus on and improve the functionality and services that are important to advisers and their clients, like an efficient year end – across BT Wrap and Asgard.. Read More

Regulation overkill


This month, ASIC’s SMSF taskforce is expected to issue a class order and regulatory guidance on new SMSF disclosure requirements. But after a period of consultation, the industry believes a more considered appr.. Read More

Storm in a teacup


The threat of unlicensed property marketers has some industry experts calling for a legislative update to better protect this area. But while the hysteria around property spruiking persists, the number of actual case.. Read More

Superstream: The SMSF implications


The new SuperStream requirements present a significant change to how SMSFs operate. Zoe Fielding takes a look at the effect they will have along with some other significant legislative changes trustees will have to a.. Read More

All in the family


Including one’s children in an SMSF can be a very effective plan on many fronts. Darin Tyson-Chan examines the reasons to consider this strategy, but also the pitfalls that can be involved. SMSFs are often .. Read More

NAB: Where the action is


SMSF Service Provider Awards: SMSF property loans Borrowing for property investment is a small but fast-growing feature of the SMSF marketplace. While still a relatively niche product, growing numbers of financia.. Read More

AMP Bank: Maintaining consistency for advisers


SMSF Service Provider Awards: SMSF term deposits According to AMP Bank chief operating officer Rob Slocombe, variations and inconsistencies found in term deposit offerings will not win any favours with advisers i.. Read More

AMP Capital: Property expertise depth pays off


SMSF Service Provider Awards: Commercial property Since the demise of high interest rates in Australia, investors have been hunting for alternative assets that deliver yield, resulting in significant interest in .. Read More