Commonwealth Bank data shows the Australians who withdrew super spent more, but paid down their debt.
With the federal election only days away, debate is raging over the major parties’ housing affordability schemes.
Regulators need to take action to prevent older Australians from borrowing against their superannuation to upgrade their housing and help rein in unsustainable property prices.
While changes in the 2021 Federal Budget make the Pension Loans Scheme more attractive for senior homeowners, more can be done, write UNSW Sydney experts.
Our super funds could have cleaned up when the market crashed 40% and then rebounded by about as much. That they didn't says a lot about how hard it is to time trades.
Taking money out of your super can come at a high cost which is not apparent until much further down the track, says a UNSW expert.
Is the next shake-up to Australia’s superannuation industry just around the corner?
Josh Frydenberg's review of the retirement income system will have to consider the growing hole caused by our decisions to delay buying homes for longer and longer.
The inquiry will find we force workers to sacrifice income, pay tens of billions in super tax concessions, and still pay out one in every ten dollars of government earnings on pensions.
Making super voluntary for low earners, as proposed by a Liberal senator, would leave more women vulnerable in old age.