SMSF in focus

Frequenty Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions that we’re often asked and their answers. If you can’t see your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

SMSF In Focus FAQs

What does SMSF in Focus (‘SiF’)do?

SiF is made up of SMSF experts who specialises in helping clients invest in property through a Self-Managed Super Fund.  As qualified accountants, lawyers, financial advisers and mortgage brokers, we provide a complete solution, including:

  • Self-Managed Super Fund Setup
  • Rollover of existing super funds into your SMSF
  • Arranging suitable finance for property investment
  • Assisting with all other related matters as needed
  • Ongoing SMSF administration, accounting, compliance and Audit.
How are you different?

There are many providers who can assist with your superannuation.  Here’s a short analysis as to what makes us different:

  • We specialise in property investment via Self-Managed Super Funds.  Although the SMSF structures and strategies we set up for you are certainly able to accommodate investment in non-property assets (e.g. shares), our particular expertise is in property.
  • We are qualified professionals in various fields. As well as setting up the SMSF structures themselves, we are there to help with all other aspects of your new or existing SMSF.
Why do you focus on property investment through super?

Many Australians prefer to focus on property as an investment class, and with changes to super laws allowing super funds to borrow to invest in assets such as property,  there has never been a stronger demand for high-quality support and advice in this area.   And because the structuring and finance requirements of investing within super are more complex compared to investing outside of super, there is a need for expertise in this area.  We are passionate about helping our clients take control of their super investments.

What kind of people do you work with?

Most of our clients are very much what you would call “ordinary Australians” with a super balance of at least $175,000-$200,000 and a household income of $150,000+.  They are typically not government employees, because government super schemes tend not to allow borrowing to invest in property.

The common thread among all our clients is that they wish to take control of their super and the assets in which their super fund invests.

Where are your clients based?

Many of our clients are based in and around the major cities of Australia. However, we also have many clients in country areas who are looking for a specialised SMSF property solution. We are equipped to deal with clients remotely via phone, video conference, screen sharing, Skype and email.

How much do your services cost?

Our fees will depend on your current situation and the scope and complexity of the support you need.  Our service is designed to make you a lot more than we cost you. It’s generally a cost benefit analysis, we aim to provide more benefits then the cost associated.

For an estimate of fees and charges please contact us to discuss what you are looking to do.  If you do decide to engage our services, our fees can normally be paid out of your super balance (or other pre-tax income) depending on the services that you select

Will your approaches interfere with non-property investments within super?

Although we provide an end-to-end service for property investment through super, the structures we set up are more than capable of accommodating other investment classes (e.g. shares, cash, managed funds).

Why do you give away free information? What’s the catch?

Self-Managed Super Funds and property investment through super are fields in which there is a lot of consumer interest, but very little high-quality information (unless you pay extra for specific advice).

We aim to educate our market with free, high-quality information that educates people about SMSF investment, answers the most common questions, and allows consumers to make an informed decision about exploring further.

This information is provided free of cost and obligation.

Get Started By Requesting Your Free Confidential Discussion

To help you make a fully educated decision about whether SMSF property investment is right for you, we've created a fast and free Confidential Discussion, designed to answer your questions and explain the entire process of setting up an SMSF and investing in property.

We've helped many people set up their own SMSF, and we can help you, too. Complete the form at the top of this page to get started.