ING Living Super: Performance, features and fees

An online superannuation fund with lot of different investment options, including direct share trading.

ING Living Super is an online super account with a range of different investment options to choose between. Members have the flexibility to choose an investment portfolio that suits both their life stage and tolerance for risk.

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3.64%

Past performance - 1 year

7.16%

Past performance - 5 Years

$445

Annual fees on $50k balance

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Details

Product NameING Living Super - Growth
Past performance - 5 Years7.16%
Annual admin fee$60 + 0.5% of balance p.a.
Insurance includedDeath,TPD
Number of members62,000

Performance figures quoted on this page are correct to December 2020, according to Chant West. Investment returns are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

Key features of ING Living Super

ING Living Super provides several important benefits and features for members:

  • Tailored investments. With ING Living Super, you can tailor an investment mix to suit your financial goals and life stage. You can choose from managed investments or a range of individual asset classes.
  • Real-time share trading. ING Direct Living Super members can trade shares in real-time online. You can choose from the S&P/ASX 300 index, selected ETFs and listed investment companies.
  • Cash Hub. When you open an account, a Cash Hub is automatically established for you. This interest-bearing account is designed to receive income, pay expenses and manage all other transactions for your linked Living Super account.
  • Mobile access. You can check your Living Super balance alongside the balances of all your other ING accounts quickly and easily from your smartphone.
  • Online access. It’s also simple to manage your account online, allowing you to switch investments, trade shares and ETFs, and adjust your level of insurance. You can also rollover and consolidate your super online.
  • 24/7 support. ING Direct offers customer support through its 24/7 contact centre, and super specialists are available to provide expert advice and assistance from Monday through to Saturday.

Investment options

ING Living Super investment options are split into four distinct categories: Safe, Smart, Select and Shares.

What fees does ING Living Super charge?

Each investment option charges slightly different fees. Here's the annual fees for the Living Super Growth option, assuming you had a balance of $50,000.

Admin fees: $60 plus 0.5% of balance.

Investment fees and indirect costs: 0.27% of balance

Calculated annual fees on $50,000: $445

What insurance cover is available?

ING Direct Living Super comes with three levels of insurance:

  • Automatic cover. A pre-approved level of death and Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) cover is issued when you open an account. You can cancel or upgrade this insurance plan anytime.
  • Tailored cover. If you would like a tailored insurance policy to suit you, you may want to consider this cover. You can choose between death, TPD or both.
  • Income protection. This is added protection to insure a portion of your income in case you can't work for a period of time due to illness or injury.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Flexible. With a wide range of investment options to choose from, you can tailor your Living Super account to suit your needs.
  • Easy online access. You can easily log into your account online or via mobile 24/7, making it simple and convenient to manage your super.
  • Rollover existing super online. It’s easy to rollover existing super into your Living Super account online.
  • Real-time share trading. The Shares option allows you real-time access to the ASX and increased control over where your super is invested.

Cons

  • No ethical option. There is no ethical or sustainable investment option available with Living Super.
  • Limited share trading. If you choose the direct share trading option, you can only access shares on the S&P/ASX 200 index as well as selected ETFs and listed investment companies.

How do I apply?

You can sign up for an ING Living Super account in two ways:

  • Online. You can fill out an online application form within minutes by clicking the green "Go to Site" button.
  • Over the phone. You can phone ING 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday (AEST/AEDT).

To open an account you will need to:

  • Be an Australian resident
  • Be aged 13 or over
  • Have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy
  • Choose your investment and insurance options

If you’ve compared a range of super funds and you’re ready to open an ING Living Super account click the green “Go to Site button” on this page to begin the application process.

DISCLAIMER: This article may contain general advice. You should consider your own personal circumstances before deciding if a superannuation product is right for you. Superannuation is a long term investment and past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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40 Comments

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    goldfish
    May 22, 2016

    Is it possible to transfer shares held in a personal account into a living super instead of cash .

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      Shirley
      May 24, 2016

      Hi Goldfish,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you are looking at share trading within Living Super you would not be able to transfer (in specie) directly to your Living Super account any shares held externally. The shares would need to be sold and converted to cash and then deposited into super.

      Please be mindful of contribution caps when depositing to super. The concessional cap for 2015/16 is $30,000. For those aged 49 or over before the start of the financial year the concessional cap is increased to $35,000. Anything over this amount effective 3/5/2016 there is lifetime cap $500,000.00 for non-concessional contributions.

      Hope this helps.

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    damien
    December 3, 2015

    I am an Australian living overseas and may return next year and am interested in consolidating my super with ing. It says only Australian residents and wanted to check your definition of this!

    thanks

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      Shirley
      December 3, 2015

      Hi Damien,

      Thanks for your question.

      An Australian resident is a person who is living in Australia and is either: an Australian citizen, a permanent visa holder, or a protected Special Category Visa (SCV) holder.

      Hope this helps,
      Shirley

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    Stephen
    July 28, 2015

    Id like to roll my funds across to Australian Super please.

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      Jodie
      July 28, 2015

      Hi Stephen,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You have come through to finder.com.au, a financial comparison website, not ING, please click on one of the “Open” buttons above to be taken to the ING website where you will be able to contact ING directly and discuss your needs with them.

      Regards
      Jodie

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    Michael
    July 17, 2015

    I have 3 super funds each with existing life insurance products (life, TPD & income protection), can I roll them in to the ING product and keep the total existing level of cover in the combined accounts.

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      Belinda
      July 22, 2015

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for your enquiry.

      It may be possible for you to request a transfer and roll your existing super funds into the ING Direct Living Super account.

      You’ll need to download a transfer form on the ING Direct website and provide your most recent statements of insurance (within the past 12 months).

      Please note that there is a maximum of $20 000 for income protection and $2 million for death and TPD.

      If you have any further enquiries about the transfer, please contact ING Direct.

      Thanks,
      Belinda

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    Julie
    March 27, 2015

    PLEASE ADVISE WHETHER UK PENSION TRANSFERS ARE PERMITTED INTO THE ING DIRECT LIVING SUPER (ETFs. I NOTICED THAT ING CORPORATE SUPER APPEARS TO BE ON THE LIST BUT NOT ING DIRECT L.S. ?
    THANKS

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      Shirley
      March 30, 2015

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately the ING Direct Living Super account is unable to accept transfers from UK pension funds at this time.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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      Grant
      April 3, 2015

      Are you planning to become registered such that we can transfer UK Pension funds to ING?

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      Shirley
      April 7, 2015

      Hi Grant,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that finder.com.au is an online comparison service and does not represent ING Direct. For a more accurate response, please speak to ING Direct.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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