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New Verification of Identity Standards introduced

Recently, new Verification of Identity standard were introduced for signing Titles Office forms. These Titles Office Forms are necessary to complete many property transactions in Queensland, including conveyances, leases and mortgages. When an individual signs Titles Office Forms (for [...]

2019-11-22T02:42:12+00:00November 22nd, 2019|

‘Key Person’ planning, because no one is ‘youer’ than you

There is no one alive who is Youer than YouDr Suess Commonly, we are too busy to live in anything but the moment. Business is disrupted by so many things on a day to day basis. A primary example would [...]

2019-10-31T02:06:24+00:00October 31st, 2019|

Certificates of Title Redundant, effective 1 Oct 2019

From 1 October 2019, paper Certificates of Title (otherwise known as “Title Deeds”) will no longer have legal effect in Queensland. As it currently stands, 11% of Queensland properties have a paper Certificate of Title in existence. This change is [...]

2019-09-29T23:44:02+00:00September 29th, 2019|

Superannuation planning has never been so critical

Superannuation is a bit of a sleeping giant. It is something most Australian's have in their portfolio of interests for purposes such as receiving retirement benefits and, in some cases, death benefit and other insurance benefits. Superannuation is also a victim of being "out of [...]

2019-02-28T06:28:32+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Superannuation Complaints Tribunal is no more

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has replaced the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal from 1 November 2018. According to the SCT's statement on the changes, the SCT will continue to work with superannuation trustees for ongoing or open complaints being handled by the SCT. [...]

2019-01-23T23:24:32+00:00November 8th, 2018|

5 Reasons to Think About Your Estate Planning Yesterday

Estate planning means something different for everyone.  In the simplest of terms, it can mean having a valid Will and Enduring Power of Attorney.  In the most complex of terms, it can be mean trusts, companies, binding death benefit superannuation [...]

2019-01-23T23:12:28+00:00July 3rd, 2018|