Take control of your super by choosing your own super fund. Consider Bendigo SmartStart Super® and rest easy knowing your super is working hard for your future.
Why choose SmartStart Super?
Superannuation products are issued by our wholly owned subsidiary Sandhurst Trustees Limited.
Paying low fees can make a big difference to how much superannuation you'll have at retirement.
SmartStart Super is rated one of the cheapest public offer funds in Australia1, which is great because the less fees you pay in super, the more you will be able to save towards your retirement.
- Only $98 annual admin fee
- No establishment fee
- No contribution/rollover fee
- No fees to switch investment options
See how Peter minimised fees with SmartStart Super
Peter is under 55, with $50,000 in the Bendigo Growth Fund Index option.
Over the course of a year, Peter can expect to pay a $98 annual fee plus $236 of indirect costs ($50,000 x 0.472% p.a.) meaning his super will only cost him $334* to manage.
Flexible investment options
Let us do the work. Bendigo MySuper
If you prefer to sit back and let us do the work for you, you can choose our default option Bendigo MySuper, which has an age-based lifecycle investment strategy that changes with you.
This means your investment mix will automatically change as you get older, moving from investments that aim for higher returns when you're younger, to more stable, conservative investments as you get closer to retirement.
Take control. Pick and choose your investment mix.
If you prefer a more hands-on approach to your super, you can choose to invest in a range of investment options, including a socially responsible option as well as cash options.
Insurance is included
If life takes an unexpected turn, we want you and your loved ones to be looked after financially.
That's why, if eligible, you'll receive default Death and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) insurance on joining, unless you choose to cancel it.
You can also apply:
for Income Protection cover;
to tailor your Death and TPD cover; and/or
to transfer cover from an existing insurance policy.
Your annual fees and insurance premiums are paid directly from your super account, so there is no need to worry about additional out-of-pocket expenses.
With super, you're in it for the long-haul
Financial markets can be unpredictable, that’s why we have experts that have been around for over 130 years to manage investment risk and market movements, so that we can deliver competitive long-term returns.
Each Bendigo MySuper life stage investment fund has delivered a strong return over 5 years^:
Under age 55:
Bendigo Growth Index Fund
Age 55 to 59:
Bendigo Balanced Index Fund
Age 60 and over:
Bendigo Conservative Index Fund
Key performance links
It’s great when our efforts are recognised by industry awards.
Are you a financial adviser?
Learn about how SmartStart Super can help your clients achieve their retirement goals. Enquire with one of our Wealth Business Development Managers today.
SmartStart Super forms and documents
How to apply or find out more
*Additional fees may apply. Go to www.moneysmart.gov.au.
1superratings.com.au/top-10-super-funds. The super fund comparisons were based on the lowest average fees payable on a $50,000 account balance
^ Performance figures are as at 31 July 2019 and are calculated before tax and after investment costs; using withdrawal prices and assumes distributions are reinvested. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.
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