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“Many SMSF members who mistakenly believe their BDBN is secure will have that complacency exposed after their death when their BDBN is rendered invalid,” says Daniel Butler and William Fettes in their article on SMSFAdviser. It’s a scary thought, but one that all SMSF trustees should be aware of to ensure that there estate planning needs are best met. But firstly, what is a BDBN? “A BDBN is a direction by a member to the superannuation fund trustee requiring the trustee to pay the member’s death benefit to the member’s dependant(s) or their legal personal representative (‘LPR’) (ie, the executor/executrix)”. Whilst this sounds complex, two important things to note from this is firstly ensuring you nominate a dependant as defined under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) [...]