The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is launching a new data collection to assess the progress and impact of the Government’s temporary early release of superannuation scheme.
From next week, registrable superannuation entity (RSE) licensees will be asked to complete and submit APRA’s new Early Release Initiative (ERI) data collection form weekly until further notice.
The ERI reporting form will gather a range of information from RSE licensees, including the number and value of early release benefits paid to superannuation members and the processing times of those payments. It will help the Government, APRA and other stakeholders monitor the take-up of the new scheme among superannuation members, and ensure licensees are processing eligible applications in a timely manner.
APRA intends to publish the data at both the industry and fund level. Reporting this data using the ERI reporting form is expected on a best endeavours basis, and APRA will implement reporting through a legally binding reporting standard if the response from industry does not meet the objectives of the data collection.