If you’ve had a few jobs, you’ve probably got a few different super funds. One of the easiest ways to simplify your finances, and potentially boost the amount of money you’ll have when you retire, is to consolidate (also called ‘to rollover’) multiple super funds into one.
John is 35 and has total super of $30,000 spread across five funds, each with a balance of $6,000. Suzie, also age 35, has consolidated into one super fund and has a balance of $30,000. They both pay an annual administration fee of $100 per fund.
On retirement at age 65, Suzie would have an extra $21,931**, just because she took the time to consolidate. That’s enough for a new car or a European holiday!
Consolidating (or ‘rolling over’) other funds into your Asteron super account is easy, since we do most of the work for you. And with our online rollover wizard, it only takes a few minutes to fill in the form, depending on how many funds you’re rolling over.
Download and print a super rollover form. You’ll then need to complete the form, provide proof of your identity (ID), and post the form and ID back to us. We’ll then contact your old super fund(s) and arrange the rollover. Fill in the super rollover form online, before printing it, providing proof of your ID and posting your form and ID back to us. To do this, go to our online super rollover wizard.
Whichever option you choose, you MUST provide certified proof of your identity. It’s easy to do, and we can’t process your request without it.
It helps you find details of your old super funds, such as fund names and addresses You can fill in part of the form, then save it and come back later to finish it If you’re rolling over multiple funds into Asteron Super account, the rollover tool makes it easier to fill out multiple versions of the form.
Before sending everything off to us, make sure you’ve:
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** Assumptions: Each super fund earns a rate of return (ie before earnings tax but after administration fees) of 7.95% p.a. The administration fee is applied at the beginning of the financial year, and is $100 per annum per fund. Earnings are calculated at the end of the financial year. Retirement is at age 65. Figures are expressed in today’s dollars
Before moving your super you should consider the effect it may have on any insurance cover within your super, and other possible implications such as termination penalties, investment and tax issues.
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