Open up your SMSF investment opportunities

When it comes to investing for your self managed super fund (SMSF), it’s one thing to understand the importance of diversification and another to put it into practise. But finding the next investment opportunity for your SMSF isn’t always easy.

BT SMSF is an online SMSF platform that opens up your investment options and helps take away the complexity. 

Explore our SMSF investor hub

Check your strategy and explore the latest investment insights. 

Screenshot of the portfolio view on Panorama

Access a world of SMSF investments, in one place

Choose from thousands of investments – including Australian shares, ETFs, term deposits, managed funds and professionally managed portfolios – and buy them all on the one platform without the need for forms or paperwork each time you invest.

Track your SMSF investment portfolio

See the big picture or dive into the detail. Smart portfolio tools like automated reporting put you in control and help you stay on track.

Monitor your portfolio, performance, contributions, pensions, income and upcoming dividends.

Online SMSF investment platform

Panorama Investments gives you access to:

  • Thousands of investments in one place – Australian shares, ETFs, term deposits, managed funds and professionally managed portfolios

  • An integrated cash account

  • Market updates, company information and fund fact sheets 

  • Smart portfolio tracking tools.

Designed for:
SMSF investors who already have an accountant to manage their annual tax and audit paperwork.

Learn more about Panorama Investments (557KB PDF)

Investment platform + tax + audit

If you choose to combine Panorama Investments with our SMSF Administration Service you’ll get:

  • All the investment platform features

  • Your SMSF tax return

  • An independent audit

  • Help to stay compliant.

 

Designed for:
SMSF investors who would prefer an end-to-end solution with an integrated tax, audit and compliance service.

Learn more about Panorama Investments (557KB PDF)

Learn more about our SMSF Administration Service

image of man using navigator tool

A navigator to help you find your next SMSF investment

It’s great when you know what you’re looking for, but what about when you’re fresh out of ideas? Use the Investment Navigator to find investments in categories like International, Income, Property, Manager costs under 0.25% pa and more.

See the news and information that matters

Get relevant market updates related to your portfolio, and access the latest company information and fund fact sheets.

Screenshot of the market updates available through Panorama
Lady holding phone

Your SMSF in the palm of your hand

Check your SMSF balance and performance anytime, anywhere. You can even buy and sell investments straight from your phone – so you’ll never miss your next investment move.

Save time at end of financial year

Easier contributions and pension tracking
Using your integrated BT Cash Management Account, it’s simple to categorise your SMSF cash transactions and keep track of those all important contributions and pensions.

Never misplace a document
Store, share and protect all of your important SMSF documents online, so you won’t have to worry about missing paperwork at tax time.

Optional accountant access
If you want, you can give your accountant access to view your Panorama Investments account and documents stored in your online document library (don’t worry you can flag a document as private too). It makes tax time a whole lot easier.

Screenshot of the secure online document library

Award winning SMSF platform

BT Panorama won ‘Best Technology Offering’ at the  Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards, 2017 and 2018.1

Buy and sell in the time it takes for your morning coffee

Buy and sell a wide range of investments online, just like you’d trade shares. Without forms or paperwork each time.

Sustainable investing made easy

Environmental, social and governance ratings for sustainable investing.

Help when you need it

When you have questions our dedicated SMSF consultants and support team are here to help.

Online SMSF investment platform

Pay for your account 

Annual fee               

$750 or 0.50%* of your total balance (whichever is greater), excluding balances in your cash account and term deposits

*For balances up to $250k. For balances over $250k, lower rates apply. Please refer to the BT Panorama Investments Investor Guide.

Pay for your investments
In addition, depending on your investment choices the following fees and costs may apply#.

Cash account

$0 – no fees for account opening, management, contributions or withdrawals

Term deposits

$0 – no setup, monthly or transaction fees

Share trading

$12.50 per trade or 0.11% of the transaction value (whichever is greater)

Managed funds

Varies by fund and charged by the manager 

Managed portfolios

Varies by portfolio and charged by the issuer

Learn more about investment platform costs

# Other fees, costs and charges may apply to your account (eg buy/sell spread). For further details, please refer to the BT Panorama Investor GuideBT Cash Management Account and related Payment Services Terms and Conditions and BT Managed Portfolios PDS.

Other management, transactional and operational costs may apply to the managed fund option. For further details, please refer to the relevant disclosure document(s) for the fund.

Current as at 18 June 2018.

Tax and audit (optional)

We can help manage your annual tax and audit with our SMSF Administration service.

SMSF administration and tax from
$1,900 pa. 

Audit – $286 pa

Learn more about Tax and audit fees

Investment platform and cash account costs

The fees outlined above will only apply once you invest in any of the following: ASX listed securities (including shares and ETFs), managed funds and managed portfolios.

Paying for your account

A tiered per­cent­age fee ap­plies on the bal­ance of your ASX listed se­cu­ri­ties (including shares and ETFs), man­aged funds and managed port­fo­lios hold­ings. This fee is tiered which means that a separate fee per­cent­age ap­plies to each tier of your ac­count bal­ance and the per­cent­age re­duces for higher bal­ances:

In­vest­ment bal­ance

Fee rate

$0 to $250,000

0.50% pa

Over $250,000 to $500,000

0.35% pa

Over $500,000 to $1 mil­lion

0.25% pa

Over $1 mil­lion to $3 mil­lion

0.10% pa

Bal­ance over $3 mil­lion

Nil

 

This fee will not apply where your balance is invested in your cash account and term deposits only. Otherwise, a min­i­mum ad­min­is­tra­tion fee of $750 pa per ac­count will apply.

This fee will be deducted from your BT Cash Management Account.

Find out more about fees and costs

If you want to know more about the fees and costs, please refer to the BT Panorama Investor Guide, BT Cash Management Account and related Payment Services Terms and Conditions and BT Managed Portfolios PDS.

If you want to know a particular managed fund’s fees and costs, they are quoted in the respective Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), which is available online after opening a BT Panorama Investments account (you can open an account without needing to make a deposit).

Tax and audit costs

We of­fer a choice of three sim­ple ad­min­is­tra­tion pack­ages – Core, Con­nect and Cus­tom. So you’ll have the cer­tainty of a flat dol­lar fee, plus the flex­i­bil­ity to add ex­tras when you need them.

Core
$1,900 pa

Applies where you hold all SMSF as­sets in your BT Panorama In­vest­ments ac­count and up to one property.

Con­nect
$2,500 pa

Applies where you hold some SMSF as­sets out­side of your BT Panorama In­vest­ments ac­count and/​or want the op­tion to add ex­tra prop­er­ties or have seg­re­gated as­sets.

Cus­tom
From $3,500 pa

Applies where you hold some more com­plex as­sets (eg de­riv­a­tives, op­tions, and in­ter­na­tional shares) or have a prop­erty with a re­lated party loan. Ask us for a quote – call 1300 554 267 to talk to an SMSF consultant.

Additional fees

Fees

Amount

Trust Deed replacement

$187

Annual audit fee

$286 per audit

Government charges

ATO and ASIC fees

Ad­di­tional ser­vices

eg Changes in your trustee, Additional tax services, Actuarial certificates

You have the flex­i­bil­ity to add these when you need them, so you only pay for what you need


Find out more about fees and costs

If you want to know more about the fees and costs, please refer to the BT Panorama SMSF Administration Service Guide.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I see a full list of investments available?

You can see a full list of investments online when you login to your Panorama Investments account. If you know what you’re looking for you can search using the name, stock code or fund code. Otherwise, you can use our Investment Navigator to find your next investment move.

You can open an account without making a deposit.

You can also find out more here:

Australian listed securities
Ac­cess to over 3,000 ASX listed se­cu­ri­ties, in­clud­ing:­
-     Aus­tralian shares
-     hy­brid se­cu­ri­ties
-     in­ter­ests in ex­change traded funds (ETFs)
-     in­ter­ests in prop­erty/​in­vest­ment trusts.

Term de­posits
A range of West­pac term de­posits are avail­able.

Man­aged funds
Access over 550 managed funds – view the full list

Man­aged port­fo­lios
Read the BT Managed Portfolios PDS to learn more.

Do I need to transfer all of my portfolio to BT SMSF?

No. You can simply make your next investment move with BT SMSF or, when you’re ready, we can help you in specie transfer over your existing SMSF holdings to get the full picture of your portfolio. The choice is up to you.

I already have a cash account, why do I need another?

At the heart of BT SMSF is your Panorama Investments account which includes an integrated BT Cash Management Account (BT CMA). All of your Panorama investment transactions – including when you buy, sell or receive dividends – will be transacted through your BT CMA. Your fees will also be deducted from your BT CMA.

You can still keep any other bank or cash accounts you have for your SMSF. However it’s good to know that the more you use the BT CMA for all your day-to-day SMSF transactions, the more you’ll get out of the smart tools and reports to help you track contributions, pensions, upcoming income and dividends.

Do I need to start a new SMSF with BT?

No, you don’t need to start a new SMSF.

BT SMSF is an investment platform and optional tax and audit service that can help support the SMSF you already have.

What if I already have an adviser or accountant?

BT SMSF is designed for self-directed investors who do not have an adviser. Although we can put you in touch with an adviser whenever you need expert help.

If you have an accountant, you can choose to give your accountant view only access to your BT Panorama account so they can see your portfolio, transactions, reports and documents. This will make tax time easier for everyone.

If you have an adviser, we recommend you speak to your adviser to discuss if BT Panorama may be right for you. Your adviser can help you open your account and manage your portfolio.

Apply online

If you're ready to get started you can apply online in about 10 minutes.

Simply complete the form and a BT SMSF consultant will call you back.


What you need to know

1. BT Panorama won ‘Best Technology Offering’ at the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards, 2017 and 2018. The awards recognize excellence in the superannuation industry and an independent committee selects the winners. Awards are opinions only, are not recommendations and are only one factor to be taken into account when deciding to acquire, dispose or hold interests in a BT Panorama Investments account. Awards and ratings are current at the time of publication but are subject to change.

The information on this website has been prepared by BT Portfolio Services Ltd ABN 73 095 055 208 AFSL 233715 (BTPS) and is current as at June 2018. The information provided is general in nature and does not take into account your personal needs, objectives or circumstances and therefore, before acting on it, you should consider whether it is appropriate for you. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

BT Portfolio Services Ltd ABN 73 095 055 208 AFSL 233715 (BTPS) operates Panorama Investments. Westpac Financial Services Ltd ABN 20 000 241 127 AFSL 233716 (WFSL) is the responsible entity and issuer of interests in BT Managed Portfolios. Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714 (Westpac) is the issuer of the BT Cash Management Account (BT CMA). Together, these products are referred to as the Panorama products.

A Product Disclosure Statement or other disclosure document (PDS) for the Panorama products can be obtained by contacting BT on 1300 554 267 or by visiting www.bt.com.au/smsf. You should obtain and consider the relevant PDS before deciding whether to acquire, continue to hold or dispose of interests in the Panorama products. In addition, BTPS is the provider of the Panorama SMSF Establishment Service and the Panorama SMSF Administration Service. The Guide and Terms and Conditions for these services are available on www.bt.com.au/smsf or by calling 1300 554 267.

BTPS and WFSL are subsidiaries of Westpac. Apart from any interest investors may have in Westpac term deposits, Westpac securities or the BT CMA acquired through the Panorama products, an investment in, or acquired using, the Panorama products is not an investment in, deposit with or any other liability of Westpac or any other company in the Westpac Group. These investments are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment of withdrawal proceeds and loss of income and principal invested. Westpac and its related entities do not stand behind or otherwise guarantee the capital value or investment performance of any investments in, or acquired through, the Panorama products.