Types of Guild Super accounts
Guild Super offers three retirement-related products to choose from:
- Corporate super arranged by an employer for their employees to use
- Personal super available for individual employees
- Account-based pension converts superannuation into regular income payments for retirees and workers in the transition to retirement (TTR) stage
There are a lot of benefits available to Guild Super members who have a personal super account, including:
- Competitive investment performance
- Flexible investment options
- No establishment fees and low administration fees
- Insurance in super available for death cover (life insurance), and total and permanent disability (TPD) cover
- Over-the-phone financial advice available
- Easy online account access
Eligibility to join Guild Super
To sign up for a superannuation account with Guild Super, you must be able to satisfy the following criteria:
- You must be an Australian resident
- You must be over 18 years of age
- You must be earning at least $450/month before tax from an employer
- You or your spouse must work in the pharmacy, veterinary or allied health industries.
If you are under the age of 18, but earning more than $450/month before tax, you must be working more than 30 hours per week to qualify for super.
Be sure to compare super funds on the Canstar website and check our choosing a super fund checklist before signing up for a particular superannuation account:If you satisfy all of the above eligibility criteria, then you can apply to join Guild Super. You can sign up for a Guild Super account by clicking on its products in Canstar’s superannuation comparison tables and then sign up online on its website, or call 1300 361 477 (available Monday to Friday between 8 am and 7 pm).
Yes, GuildSuper has a dedicated online portal for its super fund members. You can view your account balance online, access statements for your account, download super fund information and more. Access the online portal here.
The money in your GuildSuper account is invested by your super fund. It offers a variety of investment options including pre-mixed, sector and direct investment options, such as cash, fixed interest and property.
When choosing an investment option, it is important to take into account your investment time frames and goals, and your personal risk tolerance for market fluctuations. Learn more about how to choose between different investment options on the Canstar website.
The table above shows the total fee cost per year to have a super account with GuildSuper. Compare these fees to the average super fund fees on our database, as it’s important not to let your super be eaten away by fees before you retire.
Yes, GuildSuper offers a consolidation service for members who have super in other funds.
It’s important to check with your old super funds for information regarding costs such as exit fees and insurance cover you may lose if you switch super funds. If you have any questions or concerns about the rollover process, give GuildSuper a call on 1300 361 477.
Be sure to check these nine things on your superannuation statement:
- Personal details are up-to-date
- Nominated beneficiaries are up-to-date
- Tax File Number (TFN) is recorded
- Super contributions from employer and/or your voluntary contributions are correct
- Investment asset class choices are appropriate for your life stage
- Amount paid in fees for the year is not too high
- Insurance in super is still adequate coverage for your needs
- Super is consolidated, after checking whether there is insurance or any other benefits attached to the account you may lose and you’re comfortable to do so
- The big picture – are you happy with your super fund overall?
Originally set up as a superannuation fund for pharmacists, GuildSuper has been in operation for more than 15 years and now serves a wide range of allied health services. As GuildSuper proudly put it: “we look after the retirement savings of those who look after others”.
As an industry super fund, GuildSuper is a non-for-profit organisation that exists for the benefit of members. Its goal is to maximise retirement benefits for members who are dedicated to the pharmacy, veterinary and allied health industries. By providing quality superannuation, retirement, education and financial services for members, GuildSuper is proud to be one of the lowest cost super funds on the market.