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SMSFs not for the faint hearted, ASIC warns

Take care when adding family members to your SMSF

The decision to include other family members in a self-managed fund is not straightforward, as…

SMSF borrowers may have to recalculate their balances

A change to limited recourse borrowing arrangements, included in new superannuation legislation, may make borrowing…

AGM strike season approaches

Q: I am a Computershare shareholder and will be attending the company’s annual general meeting next month. At last year’s AGM the company received a first strike after there was a large vote against its remuneration report. What will happen…

The New Criterion

With investors clamouring for better yields than paltry returns on cash deposits, the world’s top debt whisperers have obliged with an expanding cluster of ASX-listed funds to give retail punters an exposure to a $US2 trillion global sector hitherto the…

Kavanagh

There is growing concern among actuaries and consultants working in the superannuation industry that retirees increasingly see their retirement benefit as capital that should not be touched, while they live off the interest and dividends generated by that capital. The…

Getting your travel money right

Holidaymakers should consider five things when selecting travel money options in order to get the best deal. These include looking for the cheapest exchange rates and fees, prioritising their budget, considering the local currency and selecting more than one option…

Smaller lenders offer lowest home loan rates

Only six lenders have passed on the full cuts to their customers, with the big four nowhere in sight. Athena, Homestar, Freedom Lend, Auswide, U Bank and Freedom Lend are the only lenders that have passed the full 25 basis…

Testamentary trust tax rules tightened

The tax treatment of testamentary trusts is being tightened, to ensure that minors who are trust beneficiaries do not receive tax concessions they are not entitled to. Last week, the Government introduced draft legislation for consultation. Generally, tax law imposes…

Kogan continues to roll out consumer finance products

Online retailer Kogan is continuing its push into financial services distribution, with the launch of a credit card. The Kogan Money Black Card offers no annual fees, uncapped rewards and member benefits. The card is issued by Citibank. It has…