LRBA safe harbour interest rate for 2018/2019 financial year

The LRBA (Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangement) interest rate for SMSFs under the ATO’s safe harbour rules for the 2018/2019 financial year, for real property, is 5.80%. For listed shares or units the interest rate is 7.80%.

These interest rates did

Future of SMSFs borrowing with LRBAs still unclear

The future of borrowing in SMSFs, using Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs), remains unclear but could be settled by the upcoming election.

The Productivity Commission, in its recently released report into efficiency and competitiveness in the super system, said

LRBAs should actually be limited recourse, says SMSF Association

The SMSF Association is calling for Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs) to be made actually limited recourse.

LRBAs have been under pressure, with the big four banks and AMP having stepped away from lending to SMSFs. ASIC recently

ASIC suggests requiring minimum balance for SMSFs, banning LRBAs

ASIC has suggested requiring a minimum balance to start an SMSF, banning LRBAs, and requiring SMSF trustees to undertake education as policy options that should be considered.

ASIC has been appearing before a Parliamentary Committee, which has oversight of ASIC,

Change to include LRBA in Total Super Balance has balance right

The Government has got the balance right with its changes to sometimes include Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements in the calculation of the Total Superannuation Balance.

The Government recently put to Parliament legislation to include Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs) in

SMSFs being “unfairly targeted” over residential property investment

SMSFs have been unfairly targeted as being a ‘market mover’ in residential housing, says SMSF Association CEO John Maroney.

“When the Sydney and Melbourne property markets, in particular, were enjoying strong growth, there was ill-informed comment that SMSF investment in

Government consults again on including LRBAs in Total Super Balance

The Government is again consulting on proposed legislative changes to include Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements in Total Superannuation Balance, along with changes to the Non-Arm’s Length Income rules.

The Government has for some time wanted to include Limited Recourse Borrowing

Changes to SMSF LRBAs top BT Advice list of queries

Changes to SMSF Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs) has topped the list of adviser queries for the June quarter, according to BT.

Changes were made to include LRBAs in the calculation of the Transfer Balance Cap, with further legislation

Legislation to include LRBAs in Total Super Balance expected later in 2017

Legislation including Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements in the Total Superannuation Balance is expected to be ready to be introduced to Parliament later in 2017.

Draft legislation including Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs) in the Total Superannuation Balance and Transfer Balance