Productivity Commission on superannuation: what you need to know

Findings of the Productivity Commission into superannuation (a different report to the Royal Commission) are prompting large fund members to question if the fund trustees are acting in their best interests. - read more

19/3/19 - 2 minute read

Royal Commission finds superannuation failures in big funds: the final report

The final report from the Royal Commission has been released, with several recommendations for the superannuation industry. Find out more in Selfmade's comprehensive review of the findings. - read more

15/2/19 - 5 minute read

3 ways to invest in property using your SMSF

Have you thought about using your SMSF to invest in property? It is possible, as long as you're aware of the regulatory requirements. - read more

9/1/19 - 3 minute read

Sick of high fees? Here’s why you should transfer your SMSF to Selfmade

Did you know the average SMSF pays over $2,500 each year in fees? If you are a self-directed SMSF trustee/member, it may be time to compare SMSF providers and their benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.. - read more

10/12/2018 - 2 minute read

How Australian FinTechs are shaking up Financial Services

Fintech, where financial services and technology solutions cross over, is a fast growing industry not only in Australia, but around the world. Selfmade is part of this movement, with a focus on driving innovation and engagement in the superannuation sector. - read more

12/11/2018 - 3 minute read

The Selfmade Story

A lot of people ask us why Selfmade was started. As with many self-made things, our simple and easy to use online platform didn’t happen overnight. Selfmade is the result of hard work, lots of thinking, and an undying pursuit of a solution to this question: how could superannuation be done better? - read more

05/11/2018 - 3 minute read

Tax time: do you really need an SMSF accountant?

More and more SMSF trustees are turning to technology for their SMSF administration, as opposed to traditional accountants. Why? - read more

29/10/2018 - 2 minute read

A Beginner’s Guide to SMSF Investment Strategy

As an SMSF trustee, you’re in control of the overall direction of your self managed super fund. This means that you'll have control of and responsibility for making good investments. It’s critical that you form an investment strategy for the fund that considers all of the members’ needs. To get you started, we’ve created a beginner’s guide to SMSF investment strategy, so you can start to build your knowledge and understand what’s expected. read more

22/10/2018 - 5 minute read

What the Royal Commission means for you and your super

You might be aware that the government is carrying out a Royal Commission into misconduct in banking, called the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. However, what you might not know is that the Royal Commission is also investigating misconduct in the superannuation industry. - read more

15/10/2018 - 3 minute read

Diversification: put your eggs in more than one basket!

One of the most exciting things about setting up an SMSF is investing. As a trustee, you have near complete control of how your superannuation money is invested when you create your SMSF investment strategyMany finance gurus will tell you to ‘diversify your portfolio’. But what exactly does that mean? - read more

10/10/2018  - 3 minute read

Who do I choose for SMSF administration?

If you’re trying to work out the SMSF administration service that’s right for you, you may find yourself looking at different options for managing your super fund. You could choose a traditional accountant or try a cheaper online provider, but each have their pros and cons. But there’s another option to consider that’s new to the market. - read more

1/10/2018 - 4 minute read