Legitimate early release of super under review


Revenue and Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has announced Treasury will review the rules controlling the early release of superannuation on severe financial hardship and compassionate grounds. The.. Read More

ETP market set to end year on record high


Australia’s exchange-traded product (ETP) market is projected to finish the year at $35 billion in assets, with investors increasingly opting for low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETF), according to VanEck. D.. Read More

Change of trustee a negligence risk


An SMSF change of trustee document could be a “time bomb” if not properly drafted by a lawyer, due to the numerous hurdles to overcome in order to ensure a valid removal and alteration. “It&rsqu.. Read More

Interest rate rises favour infrastructure


The common investment view that infrastructure assets are bond proxies that will not perform well when interest rates rise is overly simplistic, according to RARE Infrastructure. The global listed infrastructure .. Read More

Caution needed over bitcoin investing


The use of bitcoin may be a return to the gold standard, but while early investors in the cryptocurrency may initially be optimistic following rising prices, they need to be aware of the pitfalls, ETF Securities has .. Read More

Perth records highest residential vacancies


Residential vacancy rates in Perth are the highest of any capital city in Australia despite a drop in October, according to data released by SQM Research. Vacancy rates dropped to 8893 or 4.1 per cent in October,.. Read More

Pension overpayments require vigilance


While the issue of SMSF members meeting their minimum pension payments has received much attention since the new super rules commenced, the overpayment of pension income is equally as crucial an area to monitor, a sp.. Read More

Stake opens US access with SMSFs in mind


Fintech platform Stake has announced the beta launch of Stake Premium, which will provide SMSF investors with direct access to United States share trading without charging any trading fees or commissions. Stake P.. Read More

ATO finalises TBAR frequency


The ATO has handed down the outcome of its position paper, announcing that events-based reporting for SMSFs under its transfer balance account report (TBAR) regime will be limited to those SMSFs with members that hav.. Read More

Non-lodgement culprits on last notice


In the coming months the ATO will be increasing its activity against the most serious and common compliance breach, being SMSFs with significant balances that have continually failed to lodge an annual return. Ac.. Read More

IPOs delivering strong returns in 2017


A year-to-date analysis of the performance of the initial public offerings (IPO) for 2017 has revealed companies that floated on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for the first time have generated an average r.. Read More

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