SMSF account openings shift from self-directed to advised clients

SMSF account openings shift from self-directed to advised clients

The statistics have begun to change coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new findings from Australian Investment Exchange Limited (AUSIEX). The Australian provider has reported that SMSF growth has continued following the peak of the pandemic. However,...
How advice gets you closer to your goals

How advice gets you closer to your goals

A recent Vanguard survey found that investors believed financial advice provides substantial portfolio, financial and emotional value, and got them closer to achieving their financial goals. A recent Vanguard survey asked over 1,500 investors in the U.S. if they...
ATO ramps up identity fraud detection for new SMSFs

ATO ramps up identity fraud detection for new SMSFs

Around a quarter of the individuals being identified as high risk under the ATO’s new registrant program have compromised identities, said the ATO. ATO deputy commissioner, superannuation and employer obligations, Emma Rosenzweig said that with the ATO seeing more and...
Weighing up value and growth

Weighing up value and growth

What's the difference between value and growth investing, and how can you incorporate these investment factors into your portfolio? Most investors in share markets seek both value and growth. By seeking value, the objective is to find companies whose shares...
ATO ruling may offer solution to NALE issues

ATO ruling may offer solution to NALE issues

Amendments being made to contribution ruling TR 2010/1 may provide a fix to some of the significant issues with the non-arm’s length expenditure rules, said the SMSF Association. Addressing the 2022 SMSF Association National Conference, SMSF Association deputy chief...
Investors are becoming more ethically conscious

Investors are becoming more ethically conscious

Investors worldwide are becoming more actively engaged with where their money is being invested, with flows into ESG products continuing to build momentum. When it comes to where people are investing their money globally, the evidence is irrefutable. Investors...
Largest cities in the world 1500 to 2100

Largest cities in the world 1500 to 2100

The information in this chart is fascinating from both an historical perspective as well as what it predicts. It also guarantees you'll be the breakfast table expert every time. Please click on the following image to view how the world has changed in the past 520...
Federal budget 2022: Winners and Losers

Federal budget 2022: Winners and Losers

With a federal election only a couple of months away, find out who’s getting a cash boost — and who’s not — in Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s latest budget. Winner – Motorists In an effort to bring down petrol prices, the government is cutting the fuel...
Government intervention in super a ‘low priority’ for consumers

Government intervention in super a ‘low priority’ for consumers

Access to healthcare and the cost of living rank higher, according to a recent survey. The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has released consumer research that found Australians did not consider changes to superannuation to be a top priority...
ATO upgrades Online services for SMSF auditors

ATO upgrades Online services for SMSF auditors

The ATO has made a number of enhancements to Online services for business to improve the process of lodging auditor contravention reports and audit complete advices. The Tax Office said these updates would provide auditors with the ability to enter and save auditor...