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GBST delivers first live contributions for market leading SMSF service providers

GBST Holdings Limited (ASX: GBT), a global provider of securities transaction and wealth management platforms for the financial services industry, continues to innovate for the Australian wealth management and Superannuation industry with the announcement of a unique industry role.

GBST, the SuperStream Gateway provider for market leading Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) service providers has delivered the first live SuperStream electronic choice contributions messages destined for SMSFs as of 4 August 2014.

GBST has continued its pedigree of industry firsts, by enabling SuperStream capability for market leading SMSF service providers such as Class Super and leading banks, from its role as the first technology provider to deliver electronic messages to the Australian Stock Exchange, first facilitator of SuperEC message standards for Straight Through Processing to a registry system, through to spearheading the Superannuation industry with SuperStream superannuation electronic data and payment messaging.

This initial SuperStream “cohort” which commenced live Contributions on 4 August introduced the first delivery of SuperStream-compliant contributions from Employers through to Superannuation Funds, including choice Contributions being specifically directed to SMSFs.

This milestone achievement is a reflection of the industry experience GBST and its development team have in understanding Australian messaging standards and how they are consumed. GBST has tapped into its thirty year history to predict and translate industry requirements into market-leading commercial solutions for the SuperStream initiative.

Rob De Dominicis, CEO of GBST Wealth said: “The go live of our SuperStream Gateway for facilitating SuperStream compliant contributions and delivery to the leading SMSF service providers is crucial for SMSF Trustees. This level of automation will contribute positively to Australia’s rapidly growing SMSF sector. Enabling safe and successful delivery of Contribution information to the SMSF sector is key to making SuperStream a reality for Employers.”

Courtesy of GBST’s Gateway, its Superannuation Fund, Bank and SMSF service provider clients have now completed the goals of the SuperStream programme to commercially process rollovers and contributions electronically.

As a key member of this initial GBST Gateway group, Class Super is now receiving contributions and processing through to end ledgers on behalf of its clients, well ahead of other industry players.

Kevin Bungard, Chief Executive of Class, said: “The ability for key players to collaborate and deliver innovative solutions like SuperStream is a great indicator of the technical capabilities within the SMSF sector.”

About GBST

GBST (ASX: GBT), provides global technology services to the financial services industry, addressing our clients’ constant needs for innovation, competitiveness and responsive IT that truly enables business. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, GBST has offices throughout Australia, London, Hong Kong and New York as well as operations in Paris and Singapore.

About Class

Class is the provider of Australia’s leading cloud-based SMSF administration software, Class Super, which was launched in 2009. Every day, thousands of accountants across the nation rely on Class Super to quickly and efficiently administer over 55,000 funds.

For further information on GBST:

Kathy Taylor-Hofmann
Head of SuperStream Services, GBST
D: +61 (0) 458 497 055
E: kathy.taylor-hofmann@gbst.com

Elina Lim
Global Head of Marketing, GBST
D: +65 3158 6901
E: Elina.Lim@gbst.com

For media queries:

Cathryn van der Walt
12 Worlds on Behalf of GBST
D: +61 (0)402 327 633
E: Cathryn@12worlds.com

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