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Self Employed Super – the Nationwide Super – Personal product

One of the responsibilities of being self employed is looking after your own superannuation or retirement savings. Our Nationwide Super – Personal product is a self employed super solution worth considering.

Nationwide Super is a public offer super fund that is open to employees of participating employers in any industry (Nationwide Super – Employer) and to the general public – including sole-traders/ the self employed (Nationwide Super – Personal).

If you’re a sole trader/self-employed, or in a partnership and not paying super for anyone else – superannuation is not compulsory – and while the tax-effective benefits of super savings are available, you need to put in some extra effort to get things rolling.

You can enjoy the benefits of being a Nationwide Super member, and make regular contributions to your account – but you just need to understand a few important differences.

With a Nationwide Super – Personal account:

  • there will be no compulsory super contributions, known as the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) coming from an employer
  • you must select an investment option when you join (there is no ‘default’ option)
  • different Death and Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) insurance arrangements apply, including no ‘default’ cover

(Please note this is not an exhaustive list)

Joining is simple!

The application form, Product Disclosure Statement, guides and a range of other important documents are available on the Forms page. Just make sure you complete the Nationwide Super – Personal Application Form attached to the PDS.

Once you’ve joined, you’ll also be able to manage your super account online with MemberAccess. Simply click this MemberAccess link and follow the Register Now instructions.