What is lost super?

Sometimes when people are employed for a short period of time, they can forget that their employer has made super contributions on their behalf. Over time, if the super fund can’t track the person down, these contributions become ‘lost super’.

So if you’ve changed jobs a few times, changed your address or even your name, it’s worth checking to see if you have any lost super. You just need to access the Australian Tax Office’s SuperSeeker tool on their website at www.ato.gov.au, or call 13 28 65 and follow the prompts. Have your tax file number on hand to make the search easier.

Once you’ve found your super, it can be a good idea to consolidate it into one super account. To find out how to do this, talk to your Suncorp Financial Planner in a Suncorp Bank branch, call 13 11 75 to make an appointment. 

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