Big bank launches SMSF solution

by Kathleen Payne01 Nov 2013

As part of the agreement with specialist SMSF service provider, Super IQ, ANZ has agreed to sell its wholly owned SMSF accounting, tax and compliance business, Super Concepts Pty Ltd to Super IQ.

ANZ CEO Global Wealth Joyce Phillips says the new SMSF solution, 'ANZ Self Managed Super', will enable ANZ to provide clients with an integrated digital product that helps them manage all their self managed superannuation needs in one place.

“We see an opportunity for ANZ to become a key player in the SMSF market, which today is the largest superannuation segment in Australia with assets of around $500 billion,” Phillips says.

ANZ Self Managed Super’ will be made available to customers from early December 2013. The key benefits for customers will include:

  • Convenience - being able to have a full view of all SMSF assets and information in one online dashboard so that decisions can be made in real time; industry leading simple application process;
  • Control - 24/7 access through an online portal, which also provides reporting, investment monitoring, document storage and underlying product transacting capability;
  • Security and compliance - customised alert systems (via text message, email or post) allowing customers to stay on top of their SMSF compliance and legal obligations;
  • Value - integration with a wide range of products and solutions across wealth, retail and commercial banking;
  • Efficiency - completion of tax and audit requirements involved with running an SMSF, underpinned by industrial strength accounting software.

COMMENTS

  • by Country Broker 1/11/2013 9:31:21 AM

    Many forward thinking accountants and associated financial planners have been doing this for a number of years with success , the real question that needs to be answered is will the ANZ release a competitive SMSF limited liability home loan product ?? Also what is industrial strength accounting software?

  • by Hein peeler 3/11/2013 4:09:11 PM

    Don't quite follow what's going on here. Anz is selling Super Concepts but they start a new Smsf firm. Are they in the Smsf market or not.