An inconvenient truth: we’ve failed our seniors

Are you someone who would walk an extra 500 metres to avoid an ATM fee? I’m not. It’s not that I don’t welcome Australia’s big four banks’ recent decision to …

Industry funds need to think of platforms… not products!

There is a shift at work in Australia’s industry funds, a shift from the onboarding of new members and being the lowest cost provider, to member retention and member engagement. …

What do super funds and football teams have in common?

Football finals are upon us. Regardless of the code, many of us are sure to be waiting in anticipation of who will triumph and who will rue their failure over …

Super funds need to help

The superannuation industry is in the rare position of being mandated to grow. It doesn’t have to compete, it doesn’t have to satisfy members, its simply needs to exist. The …

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 …

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