Triguboff calls for relaxed rules on SMSF borrowing

Triguboff calls for relaxed rules on SMSF borrowing

Property heavyweight Harry Triguboff, founder of Meriton, has called for SMSF lending rules to be the same as they are for regular purchasers.

Mr Triguboff told delegates at the SMSF Members Association conference last week that SMSFs should be more freely able to use money for housing.

“I would like the rules for SMSFs as far as lending is concerned to be the same as they are for normal purchasers,” Mr Triguboff said. “It seems to work for normal purchases very well, it’s not like we have repossessions all the time.”

He added: “People should be able to use the money in their super fund instead of locking it in and not being able to buy a house when they are young."

Mr Triguboff was also critical of the complexity of an SMSF borrowing from a bank, and the fact that the rules are different for regular investors and SMSF trustees.

“The banks don’t give money [to SMSFs] because it’s too cumbersome,” Mr Triguboff said.

Triguboff calls for relaxed rules on SMSF borrowing
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