The new financial year always brings change, and 2019/20 is one of the more dynamic in recent times. An array of rates and thresholds have moved, but the first week of this July brings more than just incremental changes. A number of rules affecting the clients of financial planners are markedly different in the new financial year. This month there are a dozen of these changes that planners need to know about;

7. Fee cap for inactive, small accounts

Inactive, low-balance accounts will also be subject to a fee cap in MySuper and choice products from July 1, 2019. Such accounts, defined as for the insurance amendment above, will be subject to maximum administration and investment fees of 3% per year. Balances are tested at the end of each financial year to determine if the cap applies. Pro-rated caps apply both if the member was not a member of the fund for the full year and in the first year the cap operates.

The information contained in this publication is based on the understanding KeyInvest (ABN 74 087 649 474 AFSL No. 240667) has of the relevant Australian legislation as at the date shown in this publication.

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