Superannuation

Stockspot integrates with Class to provide accountants a direct data-feed for SMSFs

Stockspot, Australia’s leading automated investment adviser and fund manager, today announced an integration with Class Super, the leading provider of cloud SMSF administration software.   The integration will provide SMSF accountants and their clients with a direct data connection from Stockspot to Class enabling income processing and enabling investment tax reporting. Accountants will be able to receive a daily data feed which includes their client’s Stockspot portfolio investments, capital gains, dividend statements and franking credits. It will also automatically generate tax summary statements, cutting down on hours of administration and analysis of taxation data.   Kevin Bungard, CEO of Class, said: “Robo-advice is the fastest growing areas of retail investment […]

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Class partners with peer-to-peer lender

Cloud SMSF administration software provider, Class, has collaborated with peer-to-peer lender, RateSetter, to provide self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) accountants and their clients with a direct-connect date feed. This would allow for automated data entry and transactions processing within Class. Class chief executive, Kevin Bungard, said the increase in digitisation in the finance sector was appealing to all ages and would allow for a streamlined execution of necessary tasks. “Some industry commentators have previously suggested that peer-to-peer lending may be more attractive to Gen Ys,” he said. “RateSetter experience has shown that a significant percentage of SMSFs, which typically comprise older age groups, are very much on board with the concept […]

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Jul
01

Ignition Wealth superannuation tools drive superfund engagement

Ignition Wealth is Australia’s leading provider of superannuation tools and calculators. Since 2010 our tools and calculators have been used by superannuation funds to drive member engagement and provide excellence in client experience.   “With 750,000 members served over the past six years we know that user friendly tools and calculators hold the key to powerful member engagement. Our technology allows superfund clients and prospective clients to do their financial homework while becoming comfortable with the superfund. This leads to a solid growth in the superfund’s business.” Mark Fordree, CEO, Ignition Wealth.   The Ignition Wealth wealth management solutions are hosted on the superfund’s own website or mobile app. Recognising […]

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Jun
30

Link Digital Solutions announces partnership with Ignition Wealth

Super advice tools integrating with online portals to increase consumer engagement   Digital and mobile solutions provider Link Digital Solutions today announced its successful integration with digital advice provider Ignition Wealth. The integrated offering will provide superannuation fund members with seamless access to advice tools directly through Link’s online member portals.   “The partnership with Ignition Wealth will allow us to prepopulate superannuation advice tools such as personal projections and simulations, and make them readily available within our clients’ online member portals. Ultimately, this will assist funds as they support their members in the journey from accumulation to retirement.   “We seek to integrate with specialist partners in order to […]

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Jun
29

Which fintech innovations are really adding value to customers?

Financial services, of all sectors, has seen some of the most significant technology innovations in recent years. Banks and insurance companies have been very keen to leverage technology in such a way that is mutually beneficial to both vendor and consumer, and now even superannuation is getting involved in the technology revolution. While there is a lot of innovation happening for the sake of it, not all of it is useful for the end user. It sounds simple, but what we learned as we developed our automated SMSF solution is a lesson that a lot of other financial services apps seem to forget at times; good design principles that keep […]

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Jun
22

Crowdfunding and real estate align on Sydney development

Online crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has raised more than $900,000 for a Western Sydney residential project, with most of the money coming from self-managed super fund investors. Investors put between $10,000 and $80,000 each into the 35-lot development in Riverstone East, acquiring a 49 per cent equity stake in the $10 million project. The developer, ClearState, has invested the remaining equity, totalling $1.81 million with the rest of the funding coming from mezzanine and senior bank debt. Returns in of more than 100 per cent on the equity invested are anticipated upon completion of the development in mid-2017, which is forecasting $13.1 million in net revenue with 22 of the 35 […]

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New platform makes switching easier for SMSFs

Term deposits are the latest sector of finance to feel the push of digitisation with the launch of Cashwerkz’ platform, which offers a quick and simple way for investors to manage term deposits. Cashwerkz chief executive, John Edginton, said that cutting the time that is spent on switching and managing deposits was the key for attracting self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) customers and advisers. “The time and paperwork required to open or switch term deposits was a major disincentive and prevents many investors from achieving the best market return,” he said. “Cashwerkz customers only need verify their identity once, and then have the flexibility of switching between different term deposits.” The […]

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Fintech to launch ‘lite’ money management tool

Moneysoft — a revamped version of a leading PMF tool — will be launched for financial advisers, mortgage brokers and superannuation funds next quarter. Moneysoft Lite has been developed to support advisers who are implementing cashflow management systems by providing client engagement tools. Moneysoft head of operations, Jon Shaw, said that the development of Moneysoft Lite would include new and enhanced functionality available in the flagship cloud-based Moneysoft solution. Set to include an intuitive interface to guide users, automated account balances, bespoke report delivery and share data control, the PMF will customise how clients can benefit from cashflow-based advice. “Moneysoft Lite will help advisers capitalise on the mounting interest in […]

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