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Nominations Open for AFA Adviser Awards

The Association of Financial Advisers is now seeking nominations for its program of adviser awards, to be presented at its 2015 National Adviser Conference.

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0 · May 19, 2015 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  
APRA to Group Insurers – Learn from the Past

APRA to Group Insurers – Learn from the Past

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has not ruled out the possibility of further supervisory action in the group insurance market, warning insurers to learn from the lessons of the past.

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0 · May 19, 2015 in Claims, Company News, Compliance & Regulation, Products, Superannuation  

News in Brief

TAL Achieves Solid Growth; ASIC Adviser Register Update Pending

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· May 19, 2015 in Company News, Compliance & Regulation, Training  

Industry Records 30% Rise in Profit

The Australian life insurance market has shown positive signs of growth, according to the latest figures from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

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2 · May 19, 2015 in Company News, General  
Businesses Present Opportunity for Financial Advisers

Businesses Present Opportunity for Financial Advisers

Only one in three Australian businesses utilises the services of a financial adviser, a new survey has found.

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0 · May 19, 2015 in General  

AIA Upgrades Priority Protection Range

AIA Australia has made a number of enhancements to its Priority Protection insurance suite, including a new option for business owners to top up their cover.

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0 · May 19, 2015 in Company News, Products  

Fortnum Removes Upfronts

Independent licensee, Fortnum Financial Advisers, has become the latest licensee to ban upfront commissions for risk advice within its network.

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10 · May 19, 2015 in Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups, Remuneration  

FPA Partnership Aims to Improve Female Financial Literacy

A new partnership has been formed between the Financial Planning Association and 10thousandgirl with the aim of improving the financial literacy and economic health of women.

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0 · May 14, 2015 in Associations, General, Services  

AFA Gives Thumbs Up to Degrees, Exam

The Association of Financial Advisers has declared its support for mandatory degrees for new entrants into the profession and a standardised, registration exam for all financial advisers.

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11 · May 12, 2015 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Training  

Aussies Value Formal Plan Over Performance

The element of an advice relationship most valued by Australian clients is the creation of a formal financial plan, new research has found.

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0 · May 12, 2015 in General