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Australians don’t know about changes to super that could tie them to a dud fund

  Published: 01 Nov 2021

About 80% of Australians do not know about an important change to super that could see them tied to a fund for life from today, being stuck in a poor fund could cost workers up to $230,000  

Millions of workers will be ‘stapled’ to their current super fund, which means unless they choose otherwise the super fund they have now will stick with them from job-to-job.    

A UMR survey of 1,120 respondents found that just 20% knew about the changes or what could happen to them if they don’t choose a fund. A further 42% had a vague understanding that super was changing but did not know what the reforms are and 38% did not know there were changes afoot. 

And 70% did not know what the term ‘stapling’ meant in relation to superannuation.  

*The above material, whilst correct at the time of publication may include references or statements which are no longer current.

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