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Hayne recommendations will impact SMSFs

Q&A 18 February 2019

Q: I have a few superannuation funds floating around and I am thinking about consolidating…

SMSFs lose faith in the blue chips

Self-managed super fund trustees have dumped their investments in Australia’s top 10 listed equities as…

Open banking ready for lift off

The Government introduced its consumer data right bill last week, which marks the beginning of the development of open banking in the Australian market. The new right, set out in Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019, is designed…

Government waters down super protection bill to ensure passage

The Government’s package of superannuation protection measures was passed in the Senate last week, but not before one of the key elements of the package, relating to life insurance exemptions, was removed. The new law introduces a cap of 3…

NAB hybrid pricing ‘looks attractive’

Researcher Morningstar has given NAB’s latest issue of hybrids, Capital Notes 3, the thumbs up, rating it “subscribe”. The notes are fully paid, subordinated, perpetual unsecured notes with a scheduled conversion date of June 2028. NAB can call the securities…

Qantas enters the high-end card market

Qantas has entered the high end of the credit card market, launching what it describes as an ‘ultra-premium’ card whose benefits include first class lounge access, a concierge service and flight discounts. Applicants will have to pass an income test.…

$25,000 investment can access Sydney residential market in strategic suburb

Investors can access a stake in new apartments in the well located Sydney suburb of Epping for as little as $25,000 via the new “AusFunds Fractional Property Investment Platform”. The investment amount covers all associated costs such as fund setup,…

How your payment performance will be used in a loan application

Difficulties in making regular repayments on loans or failing to pay bills on time must be taken into account by lenders when assessing an application for credit, but will not necessarily rule out approval. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission…

Hayne recommendations will impact SMSFs

In the self-managed superannuation sector, a common response to the final report of the Financial Services Royal Commission is that it is of little consequence for SMSFs. But one industry expert disagrees. Peter Burgess, general manager technical services and education…