Congratulations to our Apple Watch ‘Hello Super’ winner!
We would like to thank all VISSF members who took the opportunity to register for the Member Online service in our recent Apple Watch Hello Super competition and congratulate our winner, 30-year-old school teacher Catherine.
Catherine's been meaning to organise her super for a while and the chance to win an APPLE watch valued at $499 – alongside the simplicity of combining her accounts at the click of a button with VISSF – inspired her to get moving.
"I'd been meaning to move my super for ages – even in my last fund I meant to do it. But there were so many forms. Then I saw how easy it was to do it online with VISSF," she says.
Using the quick facility - through Member Online - Catherine was able to bring across 3 to4 other super accounts, some of which she had since university. This allowed her to avoid the multiple fees that were building. Catherine is also getting her super in even better shape by giving VISSF consent to find any lost or unclaimed super she may have.
"It was good getting it all together, she said. I'm 30 years old and getting to the stage where I'm starting to think about super more."
"At my age people don't really talk about it, so you don't know."
"Making it easier online is important, especially for people my age and younger, so it's easy and accessible."
Catherine also opted in to receive communications from VISSF electronically, pointing out that her email address will stay with her even if she moves jobs, so it's a consistent reference.
She adds that e-statements are much easier to find than paper versions, "It's not another piece of paper you put somewhere in the house that could get lost."
Inspired by her mother, who is now retired, Catherine says she might consider starting to put extra into her super around her mid-thirties.
"My mum started putting extra into her super when she was younger. She said even putting just a little bit in makes a difference. Because it's expensive when you're retiring and you don't know how long you'll live."
Now that Catherine has got her super in better shape she can tick that off her to-do list.
She adds that while her partner has been eyeing her new black APPLE Watch, she's claimed it for herself and is already making good use of it.
If you'd like to shape up your super, you can login to Member Online and:
- Provide consent to find your lost or unclaimed super
- Combine your super into your VISSF account
- Opt in to receive communications electronically
- Review your strategy and make an investment choice
- Complete and update your personal details
Just click the green member online button at the top of this page to get started.
The Apple Watch "Hello Super" competition has now closed. Thanks to all who entered.