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Is it time for an SMSF rethink on deposits?

Australian bank liquidity regulations are continuing to tighten, adversely affecting access to cash and the ability of SMSFs to earn the same returns from bank deposits as individuals.

Deposit guarantee bill passes but not for super funds

The government guarantee on deposits has finally been legislated and based on information released by APRA you'd be forgiven for assuming that superannuation bank deposits would be covered. Not necessarily.

APRA helps SMSFs but large super funds left hanging

The nation's savings are in superannuation and the nation's funding needs are in the banks. Yet the regulators and the new liquidity rules make it even more difficult for the two to get together, with another free kick to SMSFs.

APRA imposes Single Customer View (SCV) for government guarantee

* APRA has told deposit-takers they must implement a Single Customer View regime before 1 January 2014, to prevent multiple coverage under the government guarantee.

CBA to be less competitive in retail deposits

* Better and cheaper availability of wholesale funding for major banks will reduce retail term deposits rates, as CBA takes its foot off the gas.

Super misses out on government deposit guarantee

The sad fact is the government guarantee on deposits does not apply for individuals investing in deposits offered by public superannuation funds.

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