You can manage your own superannuation with a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Contact BT to learn more.
As the Trustee or Director of the corporate trustee of your SMSF it is essential that you understand the stringent rules that apply. Here we look at some of the key rules.
Self managed super funds can offer Trustees more control over the taxation of their superannuation however like all aspects of SMSFs there are rules that apply.

Setting up your own super fund is a big decision and it isn’t right for everyone. There’s a few important things to consider before you start. Learn more about an SMSF to see if it might be right for you.

Setting up an SMSF means as a trustee, you can choose how to invest and manage your super savings. Below we explore the main benefits to managing your own superannuation.
There are strict laws and regulations that govern SMSFs. As a trustee of your own superannuation fund you’re held responsible for your investments and complying with super and tax laws. Make sure you understand the risks before you get started.
It’s important to understand the types of costs associated with running a self managed super fund. Here we overview some of the common costs.
Once you’ve decided an SMSF is right for you, it’s important to understand the steps involved in getting your SMSF established. We outline the 5 key steps.
As with other aspects of self managed super funds there are rules around who can be a Trustee or Director of the corporate Trustee of your SMSF. This article explains some of those Trustee rules.
Ready to start? BT can help you every step of the way

An end-to-end service to help you every step of the way

  • One login for every part of your SMSF

  • You’re in control, with simple tools to help you track your portfolio, performance and important documents

  • Dedicated SMSF consultants and support team for when you need help

  • One easy application

  • Everything you need to get started - we’ll set up your SMSF, cash account and investment platform

  • Choice of individual or corporate trustee

  • Building the portfolio you want is easy with access to Australian shares, term deposits, managed funds and managed portfolios

  • Invest with one login, in just a few clicks

  • No more filling in application forms every time you invest

  • Help to manage your SMSF paperwork

  • Includes your SMSF’s annual return and independent annual audit

  • Choice of services so you only pay for what you need

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What you need to know

1. ATO Self Managed Super Fund Quarterly Statistical Report, SMSF Population Table, December 2017.

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