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Why Women

Australian women retire with an average of 35%* less savings than men.

The reasons behind the ‘retirement gap’ are complex, and therefore require dedicated attention to solve. That’s why at Verve, we focus 100% of our resources, services and attention to building the wealth** and financial power of women.

*Gender Indicators, Australia, Nov 2019
**wealth: an abundance of what you value in your life.

Men lead 93% of Australian financial service companies,* and the service is not meeting the needs of women.

Historically, the business model of our financial services industry was conceived by men to meet the needs of their primary customers – also men.

At Verve, we surveyed –and listened to– hundreds of Australian women to tailor our services and financial guidance to meet the needs of women.

*WGEA, 2019

Australian women don’t trust the ethics of the people managing our money.

A lack of trust in services providers is the main barrier to women seeking professional assistance and advice. That's why ethics is at the heart of everything Verve does.

Our hidden super power… by 2025 Australian women will hold 1.5 trillion in superannuation.*

Our members join forces to invest in companies building a bright future for women, our community and our planet. It’s time to flex our super power.

Calculated with information sourced from Superannuation Account Balances By Age and Gender, ASFA and Superannuation Statistics, ASFA.

What we do differently

Verve is the first superannuation fund in Australia dedicating 100% of our resources, services, focus and attention to serving women.

Services for women, by women

From free financial education and coaching, to offering fee pauses on parental leave, our services are tailored for women and delivered by women.

Ethical investments, ethical people

Our team are committed to building the financial power of women and a better world. At Verve, believe that there is an enormous potential for all Australians to invest their super in a way that provides a competitive financial return for retirement, and at the same time helps create a better more equal world for future generations to come. Verve is the super fund for anyone who wants to grow their wealth through investing ethically in companies and assets that have a positive impact for women, our broader community and our environment.

Agitators for change

With the power of our community, we agitate for change to support financial equality and to build wealth for all women.

Oh and just quietly...

Superannuation funds with 30% of women in leadership have outperformed male-dominated funds by $7 billion over the past three years :-)