Choosing a superannuation fundMost people are able to choose the super fund they want their employer to pay their superannuation into. Your choice of super fund is important as you trust your super fund to hold your money until (and possibly throughout) your retirement. It is important to consider and compare funds’ fees, investment options and performance, and other services such as financial advice and education that may be included as part of your membership. There are many reasons to consider choosing Australian Retirement Trust as your super fund, and it’s easy to join in under 5 minutes. We can then help you transfer your other super accounts into your Australian Retirement Trust account.
Unclaimed superannuationSuper funds are required to transfer unclaimed superannuation to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Unclaimed superannuation includes accounts of members who have a super balance less than $6,000 and have been inactive on their account for more than 12 months and the super fund can’t contact them. Australian Retirement Trust can help you find any of your unclaimed superannuation that may have been transferred to the ATO and guide you through combining it with your Australian Retirement Trust account.
find your other super accounts and guide you through combining them with your Australian Retirement Trust account. If you already know the details of your other super accounts, our easy rollover tool can guide you through rolling them into your Australian Retirement Trust account.
Consolidating superannuation is the act of combining or rolling all your super funds together into one account. Consolidating your super accounts will likely save you paying multiple sets of fees to different super funds, and will allow you to better keep track of your super and make the most of it for the future. Australian Retirement Trust can help you find your other super accounts and guide you through combining them with your Australian Retirement Trust account. If you already know the details of your other super accounts, our easy rollover tool can guide you through rolling them into your Australian Retirement Trust account.
Low balance inactive accountsIn early 2019, federal Parliament passed legislation which requires that any low balance inactive super accounts be transferred to the ATO. The ATO will help reunite any amounts transferred with members' active super account. This change aims to prevent members with inactive low account balances from having their super eroded by fees.
Under the new rules, Accumulation accounts with a balance under $6,000 must generally be transferred to the ATO unless the member has in the previous 16 months:
Received a contribution, rollover or automatic transfer from another fund, Made an investment choice, Changed their insurance cover, Made or amended a binding beneficiary nomination, or Provided written notice to the ATO or to Australian Retirement Trust that they do not wish for their Australian Retirement Trust account to be transferred. The first transfer to the ATO will be made on or before 31 October 2019.