The gender divide in longevity strategies has not been adequately addressed in the SMSF sector, according to Challenger’s Jeremy Cooper.
SMSF practitioners are “cheapening” superannuation as it becomes one of the fastest growing areas of litigation in Australia, according
Predictions of a lack of interest among accountants in taking up a limited Australian financial services licence (AFSL) appear to have been
The corporate regulator has imposed an extra condition on a NSW-based AFSL holder after surveillance prompted concerns about the advice prov
The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) has announced that a review of SMSF borrowing is “overdue” as the Reserve Bank o
The professional obligations and independence of auditors are being increasingly scrutinised as SMSFs continue on their upward trajectory, a
Despite acknowledging a majority of trustees are “responsible and compliant”, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned it will be
Industry associations have welcomed additional disclosure requirements proposed by the corporate regulator but questioned whether the sector
No wholesale review of the SMSF sector is necessary, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), which has also ca
SMSF trustees are three times more likely to seek offshore stocks than other investors, according to new data from Skaffold.
Heffron has launched an online compliance tool for SMSF practitioners, according to an announcement from the company.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has acted upon its SMSF taskforce findings, releasing new proposed guidelines fo
The Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) is encouraging its members to seek specialist education regarding SMSF lending to
The “enduring popularity” of SMSFs is being driven by advances in technology, with trustees increasingly bypassing “middle men” such
Industry bodies are calling for more stringent licensing conditions for practitioners involved in advising on investment products to SMSF tr
Industry bodies have vowed to hold the new Coalition government to account over its promise of no detrimental change to the super sector, an
Telstra Super has launched an investment platform that provides direct access to term deposits and shares in a bid to offer a “simpler”
A national self-licensed financial planning firm has agreed to an external independent review after an investigation by the corporate regula
Registrations are now open for the highly-anticipated SMSF Strategy Day, to be held as a three-city roadshow in November.
Up-and-coming SMSF administration software providers pose a threat to the major financial institutions' control of the platform market, acco
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