Covid-19: Temporary changes to minimum pension payments | Q&AMP

Covid-19: Temporary changes to minimum pension payments In response to coronavirus (Covid-19), the Australian government has temporarily reduced the minimum drawdown for account-based pensions by half. AMP Capital senior economist Diana Mousina and technical services manager Fabian Bussoletti discuss the changes in minimum drawdown amounts and how it can benefit retirees. Watch to find out what the temporary reduction in superannuation minimum drawdown rates can mean for your retirement savings and future income payments. 0:42 …

COVID-19: Withdrawing super – what to consider | Money & Life

COVID-19: Withdrawing super – what to consider In March 2020, the federal government announced early access to super as one of their measures to support people experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out some things to consider when looking at this option to take the pressure off your finances at this challenging time. Throughout March 2020 the federal government has been releasing details of financial support available to Australians who have lost income …

Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs | Q&AMP

Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs The federal government is allowing early access to super funds for Australians impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). AMP Capital senior economist Diana Mousina and financial adviser John Dani share the pros and cons, plus what you need to know before accessing your super. Watch to find out if you’re eligible for a lump sum payment under the Australian government’s new early access to super scheme and what the early …

Withdrawing super – what to consider | Money & Life

Withdrawing super – what to consider In March 2020, the federal government announced early access to super as one of their measures to support people experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out some things to consider when looking at this option to take the pressure off your finances at this challenging time. Throughout March 2020 the federal government has been releasing details of financial support available to Australians who have lost income due …

FAQs, tips and traps with COVID-19 superannuation relief | AMP Capital

FAQs, tips and traps with COVID-19 superannuation relief The federal government has allowed a raft of temporary superannuation changes in response to COVID-19. There are technical considerations in relation to accessibility and eligibility, and importantly, long-term challenges to think about before going ahead. The human health emergency that is COVID-19 has had a rapid and radical impact on basic societal functioning. As we now well know, it’s also pummelled local share markets, wiping about a …

Federal Government stimulus package: Changes to pension drawdown and deeming rates

Federal Government stimulus package: Changes to pension drawdown and deeming rates The Australian Federal Government has proposed two key measures to help retirees and those receiving income support to manage the financial impact of COVID-19. 1. Lower minimum pension drawdown rates The government has announced a 50% reduction in the minimum income drawdown from account-based pensions and similar products for 2019-20 and 2020-21. This means Australian retirees can reduce income payments from their superannuation-based pensions …

How to play catch up with your super

How to play catch up with your super Now you can put more into super at the concessional rate of tax, starting from the 2019-20 financial year Putting more money into the tax-friendly framework of superannuation to help you enjoy a fulfilling retirement… it’s one of those things that seems like a no brainer, especially with the benefit of hindsight. In a recent report Australians in retirement said that making extra super contributions was the …

Six forces driving Australian equity portfolio returns

Six forces driving Australian equity portfolio returns We are now in the late stage of the business cycle when a range of risks and opportunities are being thrown up at Australian equity investors. These reflect changes in fast-moving global markets, domestic policy choices and the evolving priorities of local businesses. These changes will create exciting opportunities for some Australian companies but throw up challenges for others. 1. The global economy is becoming more volatile The …

See how you can cash in on government co-contributions

See how you can cash in on government co-contributions If you’ve made an after-tax contribution to your super fund, you might be eligible for a co-contribution of up to $500 from the government. Did you know the government may add up to $500 to your super fund, if you’re a low to middle-income earner who has made an after-tax contribution to your super? If you’d like to know more, we explain how government co-contributions work, …