Who controls a self-managed super fund?
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When you set up a self-managed super fund (SMSF) you need to understand what it is, and also what it isn’t. Firstly, an SMSF is a trust and, like all trusts, it’s not a legal entity. Therefore the fund needs a trustee who makes decisions, opens up bank accounts, completes the tax return and so…

Who will pay for your retirement?
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With an ageing population and ever decreasing government resources, Australians are looking at being less reliant on the social security safety net and planning personal strategies to give themselves a comfortable financial security in later years. Given the vagaries of the stock market, investing in property is being recognised as a less risky way of owning…

Is your SMSF loan caught in the APRA crackdown?
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As Australia’s banking regulator continues to force finance lenders to tighten their lending standards, we take a look at how SMSF loans have been affected. Lending via self-managed super funds (SMSF) began in 2007 after regulations where changed to allow SMSF’s to borrow money for investment purposes. However, under the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA)…

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