23 August 2023
If you are approaching retirement, we have an account that lets you start accessing some of your super while you are still working.
It’s called a Transition to Retirement (TTR) Pension account, and it can give you a good way of easing yourself into retirement. Depending on your personal situation, there are three different ways that you can use this type of account:
A TTR Pension account can be opened any time after you have reached your preservation age – this is the age when you can start accessing some of your super.
Your preservation age will be between 55 and 60 years, depending on when you were born (as below).
|Date of birth||Preservation age|
|Before 1 July 1960||55|
|1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961||56|
|1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962||57|
|1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963||58|
|1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964||59|
|From 1 July 1964 onwards||60|
The TTR Pension account is similar to our full Pension account, but with three key differences:
To open a TTR Pension account, you will need a starting balance of at least $50,000, which you can transfer from your super.
Brighter Super offers you a choice of how you want your savings invested. We have a wide range of investment options to cater for different financial situations and goals.
You can choose how regular your payments will be – fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual. Pension payment amounts and frequency can be managed online, by logging onto your account in Member Online.
Your TTR Pension account sits alongside your Accumulation account. While your regular pension payments come from your TTR Pension account, any ongoing contributions from you or your employer are paid into your Accumulation account, so your super can keep growing.
When you turn 65 years of age, your TTR Pension account will automatically be converted to our full Pension account.
(Note for Defined Benefit members, there are additional requirements which are outlined in the Pension accounts Product Disclosure Statement).
Before starting a Transition to Retirement Pension account, please refer to the relevant Brighter Super or Optimiser Pension accounts Product Disclosure Statement.
We also recommend you seek financial advice before deciding if a TTR Pension account is right for you.
If you already have a financial adviser, they can help you make informed decisions about your Pension account.
If you do not have a financial adviser, Brighter Super’s team of in-house financial advisers are here to help you2. Types of financial advice include limited advice on a single issue, scaled advice for retirement planning, and comprehensive advice.
Find out more about financial advice.
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