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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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As you will have received this year’s Annual Member Statement, it’s the ideal time to check your level of insurance cover and that it still suits your own particular situation. Life insurance can provide cover for death, total and permanent disablement (TPD), and income protection in the event of injury or illness, providing valuable protection […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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When you receive your Annual Statement, it’s the perfect time to do a health check on your super account and the rest of your financial situation. What you need to think about At this stage of your life and career, being invested in the right option for your circumstances is so important. You need to […]

First Super CEO Bill Watson gives a summary and his thoughts of the recent Financial Services Royal Commission hearings into superannuation funds. “The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has uncovered constant and ongoing misconduct and conduct falling below community standards and expectations over many years by retail superannuation […]

How good is tax time? In exchange for a few hours filling out your tax return, you could receive a handy windfall into your bank account. And with a bit of planning, you could make the ATO’s refund go a lot further. Receiving any lump sum of cash can make treating yourself tempting. But there’s […]