An Account-Based Pension is a way to access your retirement savings as a regular income stream.
You are eligible to join the Future Super Pension Plan if you meet a Condition of Release. Conditions of Release include reaching your preservation age and permanently retiring, or reaching age 65.
The minimum initial investment is $20,000.
Some things you might be wanting to know
A Future Super pension account allows you to draw a regular income from your retirement savings while investing them in line with your values.
You can choose to get monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual payments and you can usually choose how much you receive (within the mandated minimums outlined in the PDS).
An Account-Based Pension is a simple, single account for those who have already retired and will no longer be making contributions to their super. You can receive flexible payments (subject to age-based minimums) on a timeline that suits you, and make lump sum withdrawals at any time.
A pension account needs an initial minimum investment of $20,000. This initial investment can be rolled over from your current super account, pension account or personal bank account. It’s important to remember that you can’t contribute to this once it has been established.
Generally, you have met a condition of release for starting a pension when you:
Returns shown are to 30 June 2019.
^ Returns provided are after fees have been taken out. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns for each option are based on changes in the unit price.
The returns for Future Super Pension are a combination of Future Super Pension a subplan for Grosvenor Pirie Master Fund Series 2 from 1 July 2015 to 24 June 2017, and Future Super Fund - Pension from 24 June 2017 until today.
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Features and inclusions for every member
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Join in under 10 minutes with our easy online form. You’ll need your TFN, driver’s licence, bank details, and current super or pension account number.
If you’re setting up your first pension account, we’ll help you consolidate all your super accounts first. If you already have a pension account, it’s easy to transfer across.
Our Account-Based Pensions provide you with a steady income stream. Choose the payment amount and frequency to suit you.
Our fund managers are specialist ethical investment managers with over 30 years experience.
Access your account anytime online. Update details, check contributions and request rollovers all in one easy place.
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Speak to a real Future Super staff member - no outsourced call centres or long wait times.
Personal contribution into super fund.
Nominate a beneficiary.
Balanced Growth investment option.
Member portal access.
Experienced investment committee decides who we invest in.
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Future Super pension fund
Your pension will be invested in a balanced-growth option.
The fund aims to outperform its benchmark (the Consumer Price Index + 2.5%) over rolling 10 year periods after fees and taxes.
We aim to invest in a diverse mix of assets with 70% in growth assets (like shares and property) and 30% in defensive assets (like fixed interest and cash).
We target the following asset allocation:
It is estimated that there may be a negative annual return 4 to less than 6 times out of 20 years.
4 - 6 years
Aside from the basics, you’ll just need your tax file number (TFN) so we can match it up with ATO records.
You'll get an SMS to activate your Future Super member portal and set a password.
We'll match your record with the ATO and instantly find any old or lost super accounts. You can rollover on the spot. Easy peasy!
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Here are some important documents you should read
You should read the PDS and Additional Information Booklet before making any financial decisions regarding the Future Super super fund.
Our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) tells you everything you need to know about your super fund in a standardised format. Every super fund must create a PDS following the government’s guidelines. If you’re trying to compare Future Super to your current fund, this is what you want to read.
Our Additional Information Booklet is exactly that - even more detail for lovers of fine print. Find out everything about making contributions, accessing your super benefits, our insurance op ons and more.