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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

SMEs look for other ways to gear business premises

There is some speculation that the borrowing rules for SMSFs could significantly ahead of the May budget, with big implications for all businesses that use recourse borrowing arrangements to acquire or gear their business premises. by Michael Laurence

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ageing population and apathetic retirees: The future of the super system and how your SMSF will fare

Things look grim for retirees, with significant strain being put on Australia’s retirement income system over the next 40 years, experts say. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 13 February 2015

Warning that SMSF borrowing could “increase risk in the financial system”

The Financial Services Inquiry’s final report released in December recommended a ban on borrowing to invest in property through self-managed superannuation. by Zoe Fielding

Monday, 9 February 2015

SMSF money lost in failed attempt to save business: Four ways to protect your SMSF

A recent Federal Court case underlines the potentially destructive consequences when the assets of a family’s self-managed super fund are used in an attempt to save a struggling small business. by Michael Laurence

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Spike in number of SMSFs in breach of borrowing requirements

The number of self-managed superannuation funds in breach of borrowing requirements increased over the past year, according to research by the Partners Wealth Group. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

SMEs set to benefit from rewriting of super contribution rules

A Board of Taxation report released this week recommends giving small businesses owners the option of assessing their employee superannuation contributions on a quarterly basis. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 19 January 2015

Why self-employed women are among superannuation’s biggest losers

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show self-employed women have one of the lowest rates of superannuation savings out of any group in the workforce. Here are five key reasons why. by Michael Laurence

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

“Telling porkies”: 440 SMSF auditors deregistered after failing or not sitting the exam

The corporate watchdog has deregistered 440 self-managed super fund auditors who did not undertake or pass the competency exam necessary to be registered. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 8 December 2014

Murray report: Ban on borrowing, but SMSFs left mostly untouched

The final report of the Financial System Inquiry has called for the government to stop direct borrowing from self-managed super funds, but has left SMSFs mostly untouched from its sweeping recommendations. by Kirsten Robb
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