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Productivity Commission questions value of SMSFs under $500,000
Superannuation | 11.01.19 | 5 min read
The Productivity Commission report says Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) for balances under $500,000 make little sense.
Financial wellbeing impacts happiness
Superannuation | 11.12.18 | 3 min read
The latest Australian Unity Wellbeing Index identifies a clear link between financial position and personal happiness among Australians.
Improve your credit health
Financial Planning | 09.11.18 | 5 min read
You stay active, and take care of your diet, but are you looking out for your credit health?
How to wind up a self managed super fund (SMSF)
Superannuation | 07.11.18 | 8 min read
Winding up an SMSF without assistance can be complicated, Equip helps simplify the process.
Delivering the best benefits for members is a team effort
Superannuation | 30.10.18 | 3 min read
Delivering great retirement outcomes for members is a team effort, both within Equip and with key industry partners who enable us to deliver services at scale. Our CEO, Nicholas Vamvakas talks about one of these.
Merger made in heaven?
Superannuation | 29.10.18 | 2 min read
Equip members will be pleased to see our fund prominent in the Top 3 of Stockspot's Australia's Best Super Funds list for 2018.
Investments: We hear the noise, but what are the signals?
Investments | 25.10.18 | 10 min read
With markets in retreat over recent weeks, it’s clear that investors are starting to take note of some of the concerns that have been highlighted by an increasing number of commentators. The question is: Are they reacting to all the noise, or are there some more fundamental concerns at play in equity markets?
Do you need funeral insurance?
Superannuation | 09.10.18 | 8 min read
If you have a superannuation or pension account with Equip there’s a good chance you already have life insurance.
Separation and your super
Superannuation | 08.10.18 | 8 min read
A separation can significantly affect a couple’s post-separation income and asset holdings, which in turn can have an impact on their lifestyle and retirement.
Helping your kids buy their first property - a checklist
Financial Planning | 08.10.18 | 8 min read
Understanding your kid’s capacity to repay a loan is just as important as your ability to finance it. Make sure you understand their situation as far as income, expenses, and the value of the property they plan to purchase.
Do you trust your super fund with your savings?
Superannuation | 05.10.18 | 8 min read
The Hayne Royal Commission has exposed poor behaviour in the superannuation sector. But not all funds are the same.
The Australian housing market loses steam
Financial Planning | 03.10.18 | 10 min read
Prices have fallen 2.2% since their peak in 2017. So what's next?
Three quick and easy ways to boost your super
Superannuation | 03.10.18 | 5 min read
A few small tweaks to your super can add over $100,000 to your future fund balance. And you sort it all out right now.
Your super and tech stock
Superannuation | 25.09.18 | 5 min read
Apple became the first company to reach $1 trillion in market valley this year. Your super played a part in that milestone.
Equip's investment outlook
Investments | 25.09.18 | 8 min read
Equip's Troy Rieck looks back on the fund's bumper year - and what we can expect going forward.
Household comfort report shows more people running on empty
Financial Planning | 10.08.18 | 5 min read
Household Financial Comfort Report confirms what many of us already know - wages are stagnant while household cost are increasing.
Top five risks of buying property
Superannuation | 10.08.18 | 5 min read
Minor imperfections are to be expected. That being said, some flaws can be extremely difficult for buyers to detect and will present ongoing problems.
Making the most of a falling Aussie dollar
Superannuation | 02.08.18 | 8 min read
Currency movements can have a big impact on your investment returns, but where there’s risk there’s also opportunity.
Equip's Annual Returns 2018 (Top 10 in AUS)
Superannuation | 30.07.18 | 8 min read
Equip has been named a Top Ten fund for super returns, delivering exceptional results for members.
Equip merger reduces member fees by $12 million
Superannuation | 16.07.18 | 5 min read
Equip’s 75,000 members will benefit from more than $12 million in fee reductions over the next year, thanks to the continued benefits of the merger with the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund.
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