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Jennifer Adams

Home Loan Specialist and Mortgage Broker in Mount Barker, Hahndorf Murray Bridge and surrounding suburbs

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Jenny is your local Accredited SMSF - Self Managed Super Fund Lending Specialist  in Mount Barker, Strathalbyn, Hahndorf, Murray Bridge and Adelaide Hills 

What is an SMSF /Self Managed Superannuation Fund Lending?

Borrowers who are making contributions to their self-managed super fund (SMSF) can take advantage of an SMSF loan to finance an investment.

To have a deeper understanding of SMSF loans, borrowers must have a good grasp of the concept of SMSF and how it is run.

We can help you with your understanding of this and how you can structure lending within your SMSF -

Talk to Jenny today on 0430 136 552 or email me here

In essence, SMSFs work similarly to other funds that help borrowers save for retirement. The difference, however, is that members of an SMSF (usually up to six) are also the trustees and are ultimately responsible for complying with super and tax laws.

What is an SMSF loan?

An SMSF loan refers to financing that allows SMSF to invest, providing an opportunity for the fund to buy larger-value assets.

SMSF loans are typically used to fund residential and commercial property purchases, which are used to help grow the members’ retirement savings.

It is crucial to take note, however, that any property financed through an SMSF loan must not be used for the benefit of a fund member — this means that the property cannot be lived in or rented out to a member or any related parties.

SMSF loans cannot also be used to acquire assets from a member.

However, an exception to the rule is when the financing is used to invest in commercial property — this can be leased to a fund member for their business provided that the lease follows the current market rate.

How does an SMSF loan work?

A legal SMSF loan is in a limited recourse borrowing arrangement or LRBA.

Any investment returns earned from the asset go to the SMSF trustee.

In the event that the loan defaults, the lender’s rights will be limited to the asset held in the separate trust — this means that the other assets held within the SMSF will not be affected, only the one against which the loan is secured.



Download our SMSF Fact Sheet here:


Which lenders offer SMSF loans?

Not all lenders offer SMSF loans — those that do can charge higher interest for SMSF loans than for regular home loans, since they are designed for the purchase of an investment commercial or residential property. Talk to our team to understand which Mortgage Choice selected lenders offer well-priced SMSF Loans and how we can structure and fund a competitively priced SMSF Loan for you.

Talk to Jenny today on 0430 136 552 or email me here


Do you need to refinance a SMSF loan?

We can offer SMSF loans at a very competitive rates and fees structures. if you have not reviewed your Self Manager Super Fund Loan recently, we would strongly recommend you contact us !!!

Talk to Jenny today on 0430 136 552 or email me here



The Australian Tax Office has some great tips on setting up and investing in a Self Managed Super Fund. Please check out these ATO Links:

Thinking about a Self Managed Super Fund?

Setting up a Self Managed Super Fund?


Not sure about an SMSF? - Watch this video to Learn more about "Is buying in your SMSF is right for you?"


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