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Delivering Replacement Product Advice in the Client’s Best Interests

In order to satisfy their compliance obligations, advisers giving replacement product advice to clients should clearly document the reason why the existing solution does not deliver on the client’s objectives, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) has advised. (more…)

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2 · June 29, 2015 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

Adviser Mentality Shift Needed

Advisers are facing a critical junction and need to adapt their mentality from adviser to business owner, Business Health’s Terry Bell has cautioned. (more…)

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2 · June 23, 2015 in General  

Advice Businesses Need Greater Brand Clarity

The advice business of the future will need a clear customer value proposition and brand clarity in order to survive in the new world of advice, a new report highlights. (more…)

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0 · June 23, 2015 in General  

Adviser Convicted of Dishonest Conduct

A former South Australian insurance adviser and company director has been convicted of dishonest conduct. (more…)

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· June 16, 2015 in Compliance & Regulation  

Yellow Brick Road Aims to Disrupt Advice Sector

A new ‘robo-advice’ solution has been launched with the aim of giving individuals more control over their financial situation. (more…)

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4 · June 12, 2015 in Dealer Groups, Services, Technology  

Rise in Demand for DIY Advice Services Predicted

An increasing consumer demand for online advisory services will be a key driver of change in the next decade, Deloitte has predicted. (more…)

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0 · June 12, 2015 in General, Technology  

Health Issues Will Impact Aussie Retirement Plans

The majority of Australians currently in their forties and in fair or poor health will be unemployed in their sixties, a new report has predicted. (more…)

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0 · June 11, 2015 in General  

Existing Advisers Face Looming Education Deadline

Existing advisers could be left with less than three years to complete additional education requirements to meet the proposed new advice standards, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) has warned. (more…)

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21 · June 9, 2015 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Conferences and Events, Training  

ASIC Anxious to Move on Insurance Reform

Wherever the life insurance industry lands on reforms, the package must be serious and substantial, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has warned. (more…)

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19 · June 9, 2015 in Compliance & Regulation, Remuneration  

Industry Veteran Honoured with OAM

Author and former financial adviser, Russell Collins, has received a Medal of the Order of Australia, General Division, in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. (more…)

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4 · June 9, 2015 in General