Why I won’t be accessing my super early

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been asked on numerous occasions by friends, family and colleagues my opinion on whether allowing early access to superannuation is a good idea. …

What the 457 announcement really means

The recent announcement that the Federal Government will scrap the 457 working visa  for temporary skilled migrants is more of an age-demography solution than a national jobs solution. The fundamentals …

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Has the Productivity Commission killed default super?

Last month the Productivity Commission released its long-awaited report on superannuation. To be more precise, it was the report for: “Stage two, inquiry to develop alternative models for allocating default …

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CoreData’s Superannuation Member Growth Research

CoreData’s Member Growth research provides superannuation funds with ways to attract new members and leverage organic growth within their membership. The research provides insight on the following challenges facing the …

White Paper – The Shock of the New

Excerpt The financial services industry is in a state of flux. As competition heats up and companies scramble for market share, there are some new kids on the block threatening …

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Super – the big easy

The superannuation industry continues to experience strong growth and is currently worth over $2 trillion, up 7.5% on the previous year. However, the number of member accounts has decreased from …

Just good enough is enough

‘Nothing but the best will do’ is usually what consumers expect of financial services providers, including super funds. Consumers want the best fees, the best returns, the best service, the …

Retail funds will struggle in the shift from product to service

At the moment around the world, financial services is an industry in transition from being a product provider to a service provider, and if the first wave of data is …

Advice and education could bolster annuities take-up

The ideal retirement is a pipe dream for the majority of Australia’s 4.7 million[1] pre-retirees amid rising living costs and retirement income expectations, new research from CoreData has revealed. CoreData’s …

Don’t ignore the common enemy

It has long been known that superannuation funds need to find ways to better engage their members, particularly younger members for whom retirement is not typically part of their everyday …

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