Superannuation

Jul
18

Ignition Wealth launches low cost high compliance SMSF appropriateness tool

CEO Mark Fordree today announced the launch of the Ignition Wealth SMSF Appropriateness tool, a software technology solution automating the administration of the SMSF appropriateness process.   “This is a client-centric solution that ensures that investors considering establishing an SMSF are engaged, educated and empowered. It offers a low-cost easy to use solution.”. Mark Fordree, CEO, Ignition Wealth.   Ignition Wealth sets the benchmark in Australia as a business to business digital financial advice solutions provider. This technology solution has been designed to allow advisers, accountants and financial enterprises to reduce the time and cost of the SMSF Appropriateness process.   “Our clients are seeking smart technology solutions to drive […]

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Jul
03

Xpress Super and RateSetter announce integration to boost SMSF access to peer-to-peer lending

RateSetter, Australia’s largest retail peer-to-peer lender, has today announced a partnership with innovative self-managed super fund (SMSF) administration provider, Xpress Super.   The integration provides investors with direct access to their RateSetter account on the Xpress Super platform, making it easier for SMSF investors to earn attractive returns by lending to creditworthy borrowers via RateSetter’s award-winning platform.   Olivia Long, CEO of Xpress Super, says: ““Two of the key benefits of running an SMSF is the ability to select your own investments as well as invest in financial products not accessible with other superannuation vehicles.  This is exactly what RateSetter allows SMSF trustees to do.”   Since RateSetter was established […]

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FinTech Interviews: GROW Super

by Matthew Parker, The Mitchellake Group   Over the coming weeks, I will have the pleasure of sitting down with many of Australia’s leading FinTech CEOs. Each will be discussing the specific vertical of Financial Services they are looking at and share their insights. For the first interview in this series, I sat down with the CEO of GROW Super, Josh Wilson, to discuss the stream of innovation that is occurring in the Superannuation vertical. Matthew Parker (MP): There have been a few new “disruptive” superannuation businesses launch over the past 2 years. Why is this happening now? What has created the right circumstance for this to occur? Josh Wilson […]

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myprosperity and BGL announce integration to provide real time access to a client’s entire financial world

myprosperity, the market leading financial collaboration platform for accountants and advisers, is proud to announce it has completed integration with BGL’s Simple Fund 360, the market leading cloud SMSF solution, to provide a holistic view of a client’s financial world.   myprosperity and BGL Simple Fund 360 clients will now benefit from the ability to see their entire financial world in real time and on any device. This means clients have just one platform, provided by their trusted adviser, to view everything from their property, motor vehicles, bank accounts, credit cards and their SMSF.   Accountants and advisers can seamlessly link their client’s Simple Fund 360 ledgers and myprosperity accounts […]

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Jun
12

Inside the multibillion dollar battle for Millennials’ super

Something hilarious has been appearing in the Facebook feeds of thousands of millennial-aged Australians lately. In a video, “Clancy Overall” and “Errol Parker”, two characters from “Australia’s oldest newspaper” the satirical site The Betoota Advocate, talk up “some financial start-up from down south” that allows you to “grab your superannuation by the balls” and invest in things such as “greenie bullsh-t”. The company they were plugging, Grow Super, is the latest participant in the most fascinating battle unfolding in Australia’s $2.3 trillion retirement industry: the fight for control of the Millennial generation’s wealth. Its rivals include Spaceship, the tech-focused super product backed by a string of start-up luminaries including Atlassian’s […]

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May
23

The shape of superannuation to come

The superannuation system has undergone sweeping changes in recent years and the dust has yet to settle. According to a finance software provider, tomorrow’s super system will look markedly different to the one we know today. In a recently released white paper, software company Bravura said Australia’s super system is likely to undergo a number of changes to meet the new regulatory environment and the advancement of modern technology. The role technology is slated to play in the delivery of superannuation services in coming years is likely to increase drastically, the company said. Super funds will be able to collect “unprecedented” amounts of data from their members and use this […]

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May
12

Class partners with robo-advice provider

Class has teamed up with an SMSF advice provider, allowing accountants administering SMSFs to offer financial advice services to clients without the need for an AFSL. The partnership with Plenty Plus, which operates under its own AFSL, allows accountants to generate advice without the need for their own license. Advice fees will also be calculated per transaction with no additional sign-up or ongoing fees. Class chief executive Kevin Bungard said the importance of financial advice for SMSFs has been brought into sharp relief by the introduction of the super reforms. “The impact of the super reforms on SMSF members and other investors frequently sees them needing advice beyond tax and […]

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Apr
27

BGL & SelfWealth team up to provide value added services for Accountants

BGL Corporate Solutions and SelfWealth have teamed up to provide free value added services for Simple Fund 360 clients. SelfWealth, Australia’s only flat fee brokerage solution is now fully integrated with Simple Fund 360; Australia’s leading SMSF cloud solution.  The integration gives Accountants free access to SelfWealth’s fixed fee trading solution, portfolio construction tools and stock research powered by Thomson Reuters with the ability to extend these services to their clients. “The integration is well timed” said Ron Lesh, Managing Director of BGL.  “With the early adopters of Simple Fund 360 experiencing significant time savings through automation, they are now looking to expand their services to provide more value to […]

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