I got email confirmation from the fund that a rollover does meet their criteria for this bonus offer.
Has that legislation been passed yet?
I had thought it had been delayed due to pressure from "industry super funds" and the insurance "opt in" changes that are expected to cost them $$$$$'s.
OK, I signed up; been looking at Aust Super as an option for a personal account. Will try 'em to see how they look.
The link supplied in the joining e-mail failed, and the on-line route failed, so I called the number supplied.
Oh. My. God.
The poor chap in the call centre is truly clueless; I know its impolitic to say that these days, but its the case IMHO. For instance, he first told me I had to wait 24 hours (link says must be used within 24 hours). Then told be to re-use the link (even though it it says it can only be used once). Then about 3 other things, all of which were spurious. Then it was a pop up problem. Then a browser problem.
I eventually got him to escalate, so now he's slowly typing an e-mail to someone. He read it back - completely wrong! And wrong the second time. And wrong the third time. So we compromised that someone from IT will call me 'maybe within 24 hours'.
I think I'll HUCA.
Edit: the menus and messages when you call are really painful.
Are you sure that's an issue? My reading of it is that it is not for existing current Australian Super account holders.