6 February 2024
If you have money in a superannuation account that you no longer contribute to, you could be paying more fees than necessary.
Luckily, there is an easy way to reduce these fees and help your savings grow faster, by consolidating (or combining) your super into just one account.
According to moneysmart.gov.au, the benefits of consolidating your accounts and includes the following:
If you would like to consolidate other accounts into Brighter Super, it’s quick and easy to do online.
Everyone is different, and you should consider what is best for your situation. You should first compare your super funds and, if you decide to consolidate, choose the fund you think will give you the best long-term outcome for your retirement.
Before consolidating, check with your other super fund(s) to see if this could result in changes to your employer contributions, any fee or tax implications, or loss of insurance cover.
If you are planning to claim a tax deduction for any personal super contributions you have previously made, you will need to submit a notice of intent form to your original fund before consolidating into another fund.
If you are ready to consolidate other accounts into Brighter Super, you can do it all online in just a few minutes. Simply follow these steps:
If you consolidate your super, let your employer know the relevant fund and account details so they can arrange to pay your compulsory and voluntary super contributions into that account.
We know that superannuation is not always straightforward, and sometimes our members appreciate a helping hand.
A 30-minute Super Health Check, at no additional cost, can help you understand your current super arrangements, discover new ways to grow your savings, search for lost super, and understand how much you may need to retire.
To arrange your telephone or video call appointment, you can make an online booking or call us on 1800 444 396.
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