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First Super is celebrating after being named a Gold Winner in Money Magazine’s Best of the Best 2019 awards. The national industry super fund for the furniture and joinery, pulp and paper, and timber sectors won the Best Capital Stable Super Fund category for its Conservative Balanced option. In addition, the Fund scored second place in […]

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First Super a “fit cat”

Fund manager Stockspot has just published its Fat Cat Funds Report 2018 – its sixth annual assessment of superannuation funds. This review looks at the performance of Australia’s largest super funds to help Australians understand the factors that matter most when choosing a fund, and to draw attention to the impact of high fees on […]

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If you’ve got nagging doubts that you could be saving more, then you’re not alone. Industry super fund-owned bank ME highlights five red flags that suggest it could be time to start squirreling away a little more, with tips to boost your savings. 1. You’re living payday to payday Who doesn’t love payday? But if […]

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A new independent body has been established to help consumers seek justice if they believe they have been treated unfairly by banks, insurers and other financial services providers. The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), a new “one-stop shop” for Australian consumers to resolve problems with various providers, launched on 1 November. The Government first proposed […]

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The New Daily’s YourSuper Editor, Rod Myer, reports on new research that reveals how much people are receiving as retirement lump sums on and how they are spending this money. For many people the day they retire and take their superannuation is the day they receive the biggest unencumbered windfall of cash they have seen […]

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As you consider options to provide for your loved ones after your death, you may be wondering if funeral insurance is right for you, or whether you should rather opt for a more comprehensive life insurance policy. Answering the question of which insurance is better, you need to understand the difference between funeral insurance and […]

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Member AGM 2018

Members and employers heard about First Super’s strong 2017/18 performance at its AGM (annual general meeting) in Sydney on 31 October. This year’s event location, Parramatta, was chosen as it’s central to one of the heartlands of Fund members and industries in New South Wales. First Super CEO Bill Watson gave the main presentation of […]

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First Super has just released its 2017/18 Annual Report. The publication marks 10 years since the Furniture Industry Retirement Superannuation Trust, the Pulp & Paper Workers’ Superannuation Fund and the Timber Industry Super Scheme merged in July 2008 to become First Super. Inside this year’s report, you’ll find highlights of the year, an overview of […]