APRA approval – KIFB Restructure and Benefit Fund Rule Amendments

KeyInvest is pleased to advise that APRA has approved the merger of the AFS Funeral Benefit Fund (Non Assessable) and the AFS Funeral Benefit Fund (Taxable) into the KeyInvest Funeral Bond effective 31 March 2023. The merger of these Funds streamlines the investment management, custodial, accounting and reporting framework for these three Funds into one Fund and provides former AFS …

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Funeral Bond – Centrelink Exempt Limit Amount Increased To $14,000

On 1/7/22, the Federal Government increased the Centrelink ‘exempt’ limit amount on Funeral Bonds to $14,000 for the FY 2022/23.

Existing or new Funeral Bond holders can now have up to $14,000 contributions per person invested in a Funeral Bond and this amount will be exempt from both the Asset and the Income test, for Centrelink Age pension purposes. Conditions apply, …

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Future2 Wheel Classic 2022

KeyInvest was proud to be a sponsor of the Future2 Wheel Classic 2022. Between April 1st and April 6th, participants cycled 900km’s and climbed over 11,500m (more than Everest). More than $64,623 was raised to help young Australians aged between 12 and 25 years who are experiencing social, financial or physical hardship.

Future2 is the foundation of the Australian Financial Planning …

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Tax Paid Bonds

As an Adviser, are you looking for Estate Planning solutions for your clients? Di Ranger, National Sales Manager, Financial Services at KeyInvest, gives an overview of just how simple & effective Tax Paid Bonds can be in this space.

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Exempt Asset Limit remains unchanged at $13,500

From 1 July 2021 the Funeral Bond exempt asset limit remained at $13,500. Funeral Bond holders can have up to $13,500 of contributions in a Funeral Bond and the whole balance is exempt from the Age Pension asset and income tests. Conditions do apply, so contact KeyInvest or Centrelink for more information.

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New Legislation Regarding Consent To Deduct Advice Fees

From 1 July 2021, an Advice Fee Consent Form must accompany all new business applications for the Life Events Bond and Funeral Bond that have ‘ongoing advice fee’ arrangements.

The Royal Commission made recommendations to introduce annual renewal of ongoing fee arrangements and a requirement that advisers cannot receive ongoing advice fees without first obtaining consent from their client.

Below are links …

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