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  • Winner of Google Home Mini Announced

    We are pleased to announce the winners in the recent ‘Update your details Google Home Mini’ promotion. 3 eligible registrants are randomly drawn from all entries, and the winners are: Christopher Emmanuel (NSW) Coco Zhang (SA) Tara Fowler (NSW) The winners will receive a Google Home Mini and will be notified by email.

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  • Class announces appointment of new CEO

    18 February 2019: Class, a leading provider of cloud SMSF administration software, has announced the appointment of Andrew Russell as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Andrew is an experienced senior executive with expertise in developing corporate strategy, sales leadership and market entry. In his current role as Executive General Manager, Financial Services at REA […]

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  • Class announces Tax Statement Automation

    Class announces Tax Statement Automation – a major breakthrough delivering huge efficiencies for accountants and administrators 13 February 2019: Class has announced the introduction of Tax Statement Automation, an innovative, ground breaking new feature which is set to deliver dramatic increases in time savings, reliability and timeliness for accountants and administrators. Processing of tax statements […]

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  • Class SMSF Benchmark Report – December 2018

    5 February 2019: Class has released its SMSF Benchmark Report for December 2018, which includes a detailed feature on the asset allocation preferences of over 3,000 managed funds. In previous Benchmark Reports, Class has used the Top 20 managed funds as an indicator of investment preferences for SMSFs holding managed funds. Broadening the analysis to […]

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  • Productivity Commission modifies original findings based on Class research; still more work to be done

    18 January 2019:  The Productivity Commission has modified its original findings and recommendations in response to evidence-based research from Class. Class’ research highlighted that ATO’s calculated SMSF returns were systematically understated across all fund sizes relative to APRA returns, due to different calculation methodologies being applied. The Commission’s final report ‘Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness’, […]

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  • World Congress of Accountants 2018 prize winner

    Congratulations to the winner of the Class competition at the World Congress of Accountants 2018. Robyn Donovan from BCA Advisory Services, winner of the B&O E8 wireless headphones. We hope you enjoy your prize!

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  • Accountech.Live 2018 prize winner

    Congratulations to the winner of the Class competition at Accountech.Live 2018. Yuvraj Verma from TaxAssist Accountants, winner of the B&O E8 wireless headphones. We hope you enjoy your prize!

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  • Class announces integration with XPLAN

    Class announces integration with XPLAN, delivering a shared single view of wealth for advisers, accountants and their clients 22 November 2018:  Class has announced a significant new data feed integration with XPLAN, the leading financial planning software for financial advisers. The Class to XPLAN data feed enables financial advisers, accountants and their clients to share […]

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  • Class data reveals SMSFs outperform APRA-regulated funds

    1 November 2018 – In April 2018 the Productivity Commission’s Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness, Draft Report was released, suggesting that APRA-regulated funds are outperforming SMSFs. Class has refuted this claim, citing the inconsistent use of formulae to calculate super fund performance. The ATO’s Return on Assets (ROA) used for SMSFs and APRA’s Rate of […]

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  • AFA National Conference 2018 prize winner

    Congratulations to the winner of the Class competition at the AFA National Conference 2018. Andrew Kent from Lakeside Financial, winner of the B&O E8 wireless headphones. We hope you enjoy your prize!

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  • Class announces addition of multi-factor authentication

    Tuesday 18/09/2018 –  Class has announced the addition of multi-factor authentication (MFA) to its cloud based products, Class Super and Class Portfolio, further enhancing Class’ security framework. This is an important initiative that addresses one of the major industry concerns with cloud-based systems. As more data becomes available online and more systems are connected via […]

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  • Class Releases latest SMSF Benchmark Report

    Impact of Super Reforms shows tectonic shift in assets, with taxable SMSF assets almost doubling to $422bn 1 August 2018 – The latest Class SMSF Benchmark Report has exposed the real impact of Super Reforms on pension assets, with the dual forces of TRIS change and introduction of the $1.6m transfer balance cap forcing assets […]

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  • Class highlights significant SMSF gaps in Productivity Commission’s Superannuation Report; performs own analysis to fill in the missing pieces

    25 July 2018: A submission from Class Limited in response to the Productivity Commission’s enquiry into superannuation has highlighted – and filled in – some critical ‘SMSF gaps’ identified in the Commission’s draft Report. The Commission’s 571-page Report into Superannuation provides some well researched findings on APRA funds, but fails to hit the mark on […]

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  • Class Super release addresses latest industry challenge for SMSF pensions

    Monday, 2 July 2018 – Exempt Current Pension Income (ECPI) calculations just got a lot harder for anyone not using specialised software like Class Super. Class has released key updates to streamline the new ATO guidelines around claiming ECPI for the 2017-18 income year onwards. The new ATO guidelines significantly change the current industry practice […]

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  • Class streamlines investor access; Simply Wall St first partner to leverage new functionality.

    Wednesday 13 June 2018 – Class, the developer of Class Super and Class Portfolio, has announced the enhancement of its partner program, delivering new functionality that allows partners to build applications that support direct access for investors and planners. Previously, the ability to connect and share data via partner integrations was largely restricted to accountants. The […]

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  • Class data highlights scale of looming SMSF reporting deadlines

    Thursday, 7 June 2018 – Monday, 2 July 2018 is the double-whammy deadline for both SMSF Returns and the start of Transfer Balance Account Reporting (TBAR). With less than a month to go, accountants have a big task ahead to lodge FY17 annual returns, claim CGT relief and report 30 June 2017 TBAR balances for SMSFs […]

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  • Class announces new actuarial certificate integration with A.S.A.P. Advice

    Class, the provider of Class Super, Australia’s leading cloud solution for administration of self-managed super funds (SMSFs), today announced the addition of actuarial certificate services from existing partner, A.S.A.P. Advice (A.S.A.P.), an industry leader in digital advice for SMSFs. Actuarial certificates are generally required for SMSFs that pay a pension income stream and have an […]

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  • Class releases TBAR Console

    Class, the provider of Class Super, the leading cloud SMSF administration software, has announced the availability of the Class TBAR Console to provide bulk event-based reporting, significantly reducing the complexity brought about by the introduction of Transfer Balance Account Reporting. Accountants and administrators using Class can now simply generate a single file containing all the […]

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  • Class SMSF Benchmark Report – March 2018

    Class has released the SMSF Benchmark Report for the March 2018 quarter. Approximately one third of ETF investors are SMSFs and more than half of all ETF assets are held by SMSFs. Over the last 5 years, total assets invested by SMSFs quadrupled from $4.2 billion to $19.6 billion, the percentage of SMSFs using ETFs more […]

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  • Brand new eBook – Modern SMSF Administration: How to Embrace Digital Automation & New Service Models

    Class has produced an eBook that is specifically designed to help SMSF accountants, administrators and planners. It provides insights and guidance to help maximise SMSF admin efficiency, profitability and client satisfaction. Discover: ✔  An existential challenge: accountants vs administrators ✔  Digital SMSF: the key to modern administration ✔  Avoiding pitfalls: technology traps and deadends ✔  […]

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