Your annual statement

At BT, we want to make understanding your super or pension investments simple!

Your annual statement provides a lot of information, so we want to let you know what to look out for and explain some key terms.

1. Understanding your annual statement

Key terms you should know when reading your statement.

Annual Statement

  • A detailed summary of your account, including performance of your investment options, transactions, insurance and a record of all fees (including any insurance premiums) and taxes paid.

Insurance (super members only)

  • Cover on death or disability. On the occurrence of death, your beneficiaries or Estate will receive your life insurance amount, plus your superannuation account balance.
  • In the event of disability, you may be able to receive an insurance payout and can apply to access your superannuation balance before retirement in extenuating circumstances.
  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI) provides cover if you have an injury that prevents you from working for a period of time by providing a regular payment in place of salary. SCI is not available in all products. Please check the relevant disclosure document or call us on 132 135.


  • The total fees you paid during the year.

Account Balance OR Withdrawal Value, Withdrawal Balance, Investment Value

  • Your account balance is the amount of your investment as at 30 June 2012.
  • Should something happen to you, your amount payable on death is the total of your account balance and any insurance benefits you may have.

Personalised Rate of Return OR Net Earnings Rate, Performance of Your Investment

  • Your Personalised Rate of Return looks at your total investment and shows your earning rate after allowing for your transaction history, taxes and fees.
  • It is always displayed as a percentage.
  • It not the same as the Long Term Return rates displayed on your statement.

Long Term Returns

  • The Long Term Return rates are the performance of the investment options in your super fund.
  • These are not the actual returns experienced for your own investment. For each investment option selected, these rates reflect the historical earnings achieved at product level, so they may not match your individual earning rate.
  • These rates show the average annual return of each of your investment options over a certain number of years (for example 5 or 10 years, or to 30 June 2012).


  • A beneficiary is someone you have nominated to receive your super and insurance (if applicable) in the event of your death. You can nominate a dependent or legal personal representative (the executor of your Estate). Make sure that your beneficiaries are up-to-date so your superannuation fund knows to whom you want it to go. You can download our online 'nomination of beneficiaries' form or contact us to nominate your beneficiary.

2. How to read your annual statement

Sample statements highlighting the key pieces of information you should look out for when reviewing your own annual super or pension statement

Depending on the product you have, your annual statement layout and content may vary.

To make it easier for you to read your statement, we have some examples of annual statements to help you find the key things you should look for when reading your own statement.

Simply, click on one of the links below to view an annual statement sample that may be relevant to you.

Things you should know: Information current as at 29th June 2012. The information on this website does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs and so you should consider its appropriateness having regard to these factors before acting on it. The information provided is factual only and does not constitute financial product advice. This information provides an overview or summary only and it should not be considered a comprehensive statement on any such matter or relied upon as such. © BT Financial Group Pty Limited ABN 38 087 480 331.