Q: My wife and I have an SMSF which purchased a federal government tenanted commercial property in December 2015 using a bank supplied limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA).
This was a comparably expensive financing solution so we recently borrowed funds outside of our SMSF using property owned by our family trust. We then lent this new bank loan to our SMSF to pay out the bank LRBA.
The interest rate dropped from 5.7 per cent variable to 2.09 per cent principal and interest fixed for four years, a major cost saving. (more…)