SMSFs

Apr
13

Optimo adds SMSF modelling to platform

Optimo Financial has enhanced its paraplanning software Pathfinder Online to include self-managed super fund modelling capabilities. Pathfinder, an online modelling platform, allows financial advisers to create projections for up to 20 years that cover tax, superannuation and the Age Pension. Optimo Financial chief executive Hugh Bannister said for too long advisers have relied on cumbersome, multi-module programs and third-party paraplanning services. “The self-managed super fund generation is demanding a comprehensive strategy consistent with the evolving super rules,” Bannister said. The new release, which is in beta phase, will meet demand on a 24/7 basis and enable financial advisers and paraplanners to produce comprehensive financial strategies for clients within minutes, he […]

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Apr
06

GBST, Superestate launch digital super product

Fintech company GBST has teamed up with Superestate, a start-up that provides superannuants with access to the Australian property market outside the self-managed super fund (SMSF) structure, to launch a new digital super fund. The mobile accessible fund will provide Superestate with a secure, member-oriented platform allowing greater communication and engagement with its members through a variety of digital channels, GBST said. Using the end-to-end solution, Superestate members will be able to sign up and join, find, and consolidate all or part of their superannuation holdings in an efficient timeframe, it said. GBST head of Asia Pacific, Denis Orrock said that by talking securely to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) […]

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Mar
30

Super Plus switches to SMSF fintech

Brisbane-based SMSF administrator Super Plus is migrating its clients to Mclowd, which provides its core software for free. The administrator has entered into a five-year agreement with Mclowd – a fintech with about $1 billion in super assets under administration on its SMSF platform. The shift to Mclowd will help the Super Plus save about $165,000 in costs over the period. “This move will also reduce our prospective licensing costs by more than $33,000 per annum. As the needs and expectations of our clients evolve we need progressive partners to give us the edge. In that context, the shift to Mclowd is a no-brainer,” Super Plus managing director Phillip Whiteley […]

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Feb
15

Crypto hype drives new partnership

An SMSF administrator is teaming up with a cryptocurrency brokerage firm to help investors achieve greater portfolio diversification. A new partnership between Xpress Super and Bitcoin Trader will provide SMSF investors with access to five of the top cryptocurrencies in the market: bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, DASH and ripple. Xpress Super chief executive Olivia Long said the new partnership is in response to growing investor demand for digital currencies, saying the administrator has been inundated with inquiries from trustees. “Our role as SMSF compliance specialists isn’t to give advice to self-directed investors on whether this is the right investment option for their fund, but to ensure they are compliant if […]

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Feb
07

Local digital currency exchange Independent Reserve adds two new execs, turns to institutions

Independent Reserve, the Australian Digital Currency exchange, has added two executives to its senior management team as the company turns its attention to its growing stable of institutional and SMSF clients.   Roman Stefanidi joined Independent Reserve as Chief Technology Officer in August, and Lasanka Perera as Head of Strategy in October. CEO Adrian Przelozny said the firm was now well positioned to grow as it focuses on institutional clientele.   “Digital Currency has reached a level of awareness now where we’re seeing investors who have been waiting on the sidelines starting to enter the market,” he said. “Factors like the the new regulation by AUSTRAC, emerging ETFs and crypto […]

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Dec
05

Aura Venture Fund backs fintech Integrated Portfolio Solutions as it targets SMSF and investors

Integrated Portfolio Solutions, a start-up that has built a platform to help investors keep control of self-managed super and investments, has raised $3 million to fuel ambitious growth plans, which it says will lead to it having $5 billion in funds under administration within the next five years. Aura Group’s $30 million venture fund led a syndicate of investors in the $3 million raise, which will support IPS’ development of an integrated customer resource management, self-managed superannuation fund reporting and investment platform. IPS deals directly with all third parties (banks, fund managers and stockbrokers) on a client’s behalf and enables advisers and investors to minimise the cost of portfolio administration, […]

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Dec
05

Australian fintech launches alternative fund

Australian fintech and fully licensed marketplace lender, Zagga has launched its Alternative Growth Fund aimed at wholesale investors, including self-managed super funds (SMSFs), which will target net returns of 6.5 per cent per annum. The fund, which would have the minimum investment for wholesale investors of $50,000, was designed to add scale to the Zagga business model which uses a bespoke algorithm to match wholesale investors with borrowers, the firm said. The fund would aim to offer wholesale investors an exposure to a range of loans secured by registered mortgages over real property located across Australia. Also, the fund would be entirely invested in the firm’s approved marketplace lending deals. […]

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Nov
07

Australian FinTech SelfWealth IPO offering self directed investors alternative to traditional broker trading

SelfWealth Limited, an Australian FinTech business offering a flat fee brokerage service and social portfolio construction network for Australian investors, is pleased to announce the opening of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise up to A$7.5 million (with a minimum subscription of A$5.0 million). SelfWealth is offering for issue 37.5 million shares priced at A$0.20 per new share; the indicative market captialisation of SelfWealth will be approximately A$26.1 million. The Company’s ASX ticker code will be SWF. SelfWealth was established in 2012, with a $A2.3 million capitalisation, by founder and Managing Director, Andrew Ward. Since launching, the Company has introduced two platform offerings: SelfWealth TRADING, a $9.50 commission free, […]

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