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Time to enjoy

First Super will soon be sending out your mid-year statement – an update on your super savings and investment performance as at the halfway point of this financial year. In the coming days, you will receive your statement in the mail, as well as your e-statement if you have selected that option. The statements include […]

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Financial security is a key component of a happy retirement, but how you choose to spend your daily life throughout retirement is critical as well. Retirement can mean different things to different people. Some look forward to pursuing new interests, while others want time to relax. Whatever your future holds, one thing is certain – […]

Australia’s big banks and financial institutions have broken the law and put profits before people, according to the final report of the banking system that warns “saying sorry and promising not to do it again” will not prevent history from being repeated. The damning final report of the royal commission into the banking sector has […]

Not-for-profit superannuation funds have higher returns than retail bank-owned funds over time while also being less risky, new research from Chant West has shown. Not-for-profit funds, which include industry, public sector and corporate funds, have produced average returns over 15 years for the growth option (61-80 per cent growth assets) of 7.8 per cent. Retail funds meanwhile […]

Investment update

January 2019’s investment returns provided a welcome boost to our Fund’s performance after a volatile period for share markets. The 2018/19 financial year got off to a positive start. Then followed volatility in Australian and international share markets between October and December 2018, which meant that First Super’s investments – like those of other super […]

Parliament passed new laws relating to superannuation in February, which will affect members who have inactive super accounts. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018 looks to automatically consolidate (or combine) inactive low-balance members’ balances through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to prevent their savings from being eaten into by fees or other […]

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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 […]

Time to enjoy     News & Media     

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 […]