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Welcome Message Smart Choice Super Member Update



As a valued ANZ Smart Choice Super member, I’d like to thank you for entrusting us with your super, pension and investment needs.

The year to 30 June 2017 has been a strong one for our members and ANZ Smart Choice Super continues to be recognised as one of the most awarded, innovative and competitively priced MySuper funds in Australia, with nearly 700,000 members and over $15 billion under management. 

The year has also seen a substantial amount of regulatory and Budget reform. On 1 July 2017 a number of Federal Government changes to super came into effect. We identify what these changes are and provide important insights into how they could affect you. The good news for you is that we have ensured your product is ready to comply with these changes.

The 2017 Federal Budget also proposed changes for people to use their super account to assist them with purchasing a house. We compare the benefits of investing in super and property, and conclude that superannuation is increasingly playing a role in wealth creation for many Australians.

With the Federal Government’s recent announcement of proposed super reforms aimed at delivering more transparent retirement savings systems, we are headed for another year of change.  We will keep you updated on all changes that affect you, and you can also go online to view these on Super Insights at anz.com/superinsights

While you’re online, why not login to ANZ Internet Banking view your super and ANZ bank accounts all in one place? We have a number of innovative tools that can help you understand more about your super, conveniently bring all your super together, identify and reconcile transactions and project how much you may need in retirement. You can even check on a daily basis to see if your employer has made a super payment into your account, just like you do with your pay! It’s that simple and easy and it’s waiting online for you now. 

We hope you enjoy this edition of your Member Update and look forward to helping you connect with, protect and grow your wealth, now and well into the future.

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ANZ Smart Choice Super is a suite of products consisting of ANZ Smart Choice Super and Pension, ANZ Smart Choice Super for employers and their employees and ANZ Smart Choice Super for QBE Management Services Pty Ltd and their employees (together ‘ANZ Smart Choice Super’). ANZ Smart Choice Super and Pension is a retail product issued pursuant to a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). ANZ Smart Choice Super for employers and their employees and ANZ Smart Choice Super for QBE Management Services Pty Ltd and their employees are both MySuper compliant employer products issued pursuant to a separate PDS for employer plans and PDS for QBE.

ANZ Smart Choice Super is issued by OnePath Custodians Pty Limited (OnePath Custodians) (ABN 12 008 508 496, AFSL 238346, RSE L0000673), and the ANZ Smart Choice Super and Pension product is distributed by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) (ABN 11 005 357 522). ANZ is an authorised deposit taking institution (Bank) under the Banking Act 1959 (Cth). OnePath Custodians is the issuer of ANZ Smart Choice Super but is not a Bank. Except as set out in the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), this product is not a deposit or other liability of ANZ or its related group companies. None of them stands behind or guarantees the issuer or the capital or performance of any investment. Such investment is subject to investment risk, including possible repayment delays and loss of income and principal invested. Returns can go up and down. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

ANZ Smart Choice Super and Pension received a Gold rating in SuperRatings’ 2019 product rating in both the Super and Pension categories. ANZ Smart Choice Super for employers and their employees received a Gold rating in SuperRatings’ 2019 MySuper product rating. SuperRatings does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite these products. Go to www.superratings.com.au for details of its ratings criteria.

This information is of a general nature and has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information you should consider whether the information is appropriate for you having regard to your objectives, financial circumstances or objectives. ANZ recommends that you read the ANZ Financial Services Guide, the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, product and other updates which are available by calling Customer Services on 13 12 87, or visiting our website here or here (for employer members), and consider whether the product is right for you before making a decision to acquire or to continue to hold the product. 

Taxation law is complex and this information has been prepared as a guide only and does not represent taxation advice. Please see your tax adviser for independent taxation advice. The information on insurance cover is a summary only of the terms and conditions applying to the insurance cover. To the extent there is any inconsistency with the terms of the insurance cover provided by the insurer, the terms of the insurance policy will prevail. 

Before re-directing your super or moving your money into ANZ Smart Choice Super, you will need to consider whether there are any adverse consequences for you, including exit fees, other loss of benefits (e.g. insurance cover), investment options and performance, functionality, increase in investment risks and where your future employer contributions will be paid.

ANZ does not represent or guarantee that access to ANZ Internet Banking or the ANZ App will be uninterrupted. Temporary service disruptions may occur. ANZ recommends that you read the ANZ App Terms and Conditions available at anz.com and consider if this service is appropriate to you prior to making a decision to acquire or use the ANZ App. The ANZ App is provided by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) ABN 11 005 357 522. Super, Shares and Insurance (if available) are not provided by ANZ but entities which are not banks. ANZ does not guarantee them.

In addition to their salary, ANZ staff members may receive monetary or non-monetary benefits depending on the product they are selling or providing advice on. You may request further information from ANZ. Other key features including insurance, available investment options and performance, exit fees and functionality are relevant when choosing a super fund. 

This information may be subject to change. Updated information will be available free of charge by calling Customer Services on 13 12 87.