SMSFs can offer a number of benefits, but they aren’t for everyone. Learn about what an SMSF is, who it might be right for and what’s involved in setting one up.
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This is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of the products available to you, or even the most common ones for your specific objectives. It does not take into account your specific objectives or circumstances. We recommend doing your own research on how to meet your own investment objectives, and seek advice if you need further guidance.
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Other than as set out below, financial services are provided by Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (CommBank). Share Trading services are provided by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (‘CommSec’), a participant of the ASX Group and Chi-X Australia. CommSec is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of CommBank.
This information is prepared by Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945. Registered office: Ground Floor, Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. For terms and conditions of the products mentioned, please visit any of our branches, or call us on 1800 138 363, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm AEST.
Commonwealth Direct Investment Accounts (CDIAs) and Term Deposits are issued by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The SMSF CDIA is a bank account designed for use in conjunction with an SMSF. It is not a superannuation product in its own right.
SuperGear is offered by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Applications for finance are subject to the Commonwealth Bank’s credit approval process. Fees and charges apply. Borrowing of funds needs to be consistent with your SMSFs investment strategy and the SMSF trust deed needs an express power to borrow.
CommInsure is a registered business name of The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited ABN 12 004 021 809 (CMLA) and Commonwealth Insurance Limited ABN 96 067 524 216 (CIL). CMLA and CIL are wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiaries of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. SMSF Plan is part of CommInsure Protection. The Product Disclosure Statements (PDS) for CommInsure Protection and CommInsure Guaranteed Annuities are issued by CMLA.
Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly owned, but non-guaranteed, subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. CommSec is a Participant of the ASX Group and Chi-X Australia. To be eligible for the brokerage discount your account must settle to a CDIA and be CHESS sponsored by CommSec. Otherwise, you’ll be charged normal brokerage.
Commonwealth SMSF (the ‘Administration Service’) is a service offered by CommSec to assist in the administration and (where necessary) the establishment of self- managed super funds. CommSec has engaged SuperIQ Pty Ltd ABN 27 147 105 164 AFSL 406690 to provide self-managed super fund administration services and related technology services in relation to the Administration Service.
Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited ABN 65 003 900 169 is a wholly-owned, non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Commonwealth Financial Planners are representatives or authorised representatives of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited.
Investments in any of the Colonial First State managed investment funds and the First Wrap Platform are offered by Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468. You should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) carefully and assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. PDSs are available from colonialfirststate.com.au or by calling us on 13 13 36.
Accelerator Cash Account and Term Deposit are products of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 ('Bank') and are administrated by Australian Investment Exchange Ltd ABN 71 076 515 930 AFSL No. 241400 ('AUSIEX') under the CommSec Adviser Services brand. AUSIEX is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Bank.
The information contained may include general advice but does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any particular individual or trustee of a self-managed super fund. You should assess with the help of legal, financial and taxation advice, whether the information is appropriate in light of your own circumstances before acting on it.
While potential SMSF investments have been illustrated within this content they do not represent a comprehensive suite of possible investment products and services within the guidelines pursuant to the SIS Act 1993 with ATO oversight.