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  • Gift of time survey – prize winner

    Congratulations to our 2019 Gift of time survey prize winner. Berry Tabaa of McSweeney CA, winner of the $500 Westfield gift card. We hope you enjoy your prize!

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  • Day After Tomorrow survey prize winner

    Congratulations to our 2019 Day After Tomorrow Survey prize winner. Johnny Ching of PCore Point Advisers & Accountants, winner of the $500 Westfield gift card. We hope you enjoy your prizes!

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  • Smart automation overcoming SMSF sector’s greatest challenge new report confirms

    1 August 2019: Frustrated accountants, advisers and trustees are increasingly turning to smart automation to address the biggest challenges accountants have to overcome including time spent on compliance and downward pressure on pricing admin fees, the Class SMSF Benchmark Report for June 2019 confirms. The report also reveals that 38% of SMSF trustees find managing […]

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  • Class appoints top professionals as part of reimagine strategy

    Class appoints the sector’s top professionals as part of its reimagine strategy 9 July 2019: Innovative cloud-based technology company Class has appointed three key professionals to the senior executive team to support chief executive Andrew Russell drive the organisation’s transformative ‘reimagination’ strategy. Jason Wilson, previously the general manager, digital at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia […]

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  • Class signs wealth accounting group Findex

    Class signs wealth accounting group Findex to provide trust accounting solution for Family Office clients 2 July 2019: Class and Findex’s agreement will see Class develop a range of features that will fully automate and simplify complex trust accounting requirements for Findex’s Family Office clients and deliver unprecedented efficiencies for Findex. The ground-breaking new features […]

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  • Investment Trends released its 2019 SMSF Accountant Report

    The Investment Trends 2019 SMSF Accountant Report is an in-depth survey of Australian accountants in public practice who service the SMSF sector. Trends highlighted in the report: The accountant-planner relationship is evolving to better serve SMSF Trustees Demonstrating SMSF expertise will be key Class Super leads satisfaction ratings Click here for the full media release.

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  • Class Customer Satisfaction Survey Prize Winners

    Congratulations to our 2019 Class Customer Satisfaction Survey prize winners. Anna Wong of Premier SMSF Solutions, winner of the $2,000 eftpos gift card, Tereza Kropej of Hazeal Newman & Associates, winner of the Apple Watch series 4, and Paul Jackson of Fusion Accounting Services, winner of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music. We hope you enjoy your prizes!

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  • Class SMSF Benchmark Report – March 2019

    6 May 2019 – Class has released its SMSF Benchmark Report for March 2019. This quarter’s special feature casts a spotlight on the characteristics and trends of newly established SMSFs, including the average number of members, establishment age, fund balances and asset allocations. The analysis for the feature was based on a significant data set of 26,100 […]

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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 announces significant TBAR enhancements

    Class announces significant TBAR enhancements in line with ATO’s planned roll out of Online Services for Agents Monday, 8 April 2019:  Class has announced significant enhancements to its Transfer Balance Account Reporting functionality, to coincide with the ATO’s roll out of Online Services for Agents. Online Services for Agents is a new ATO online portal […]

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  • Accounting Business Expo 2019 prize winner

    Congratulations to the winner of the Class competition at the Accounting Business Expo 2019. Euan Anderson from Anderson Lee & Associates, winner of the nuraphone headphones. We hope you enjoy your prize!

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  • Winner of the Customer Insights Survey prize draw

    Congratulations to the winner of the Class Customer Insights Survey prize draw. Danielle Thomas from Accounting & Business Solutions, winner of the nuraphone headphones. We hope you enjoy your prize!

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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 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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