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PJC Examines Advice ‘Shades of Grey’

The need to redefine personal and general advice, and the risks posed by vertically integrated businesses were among the issues debated before a Parliamentary Committee last week.

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0 · October 21, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation, Training  

Most Dangerous Jobs Revealed

Trucking, postal and warehousing jobs have topped the list of the most dangerous occupations in Australia.

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0 · October 21, 2014 in Claims, General  

Latest Appointments

BT Financial Group and Asteron Life have made senior sales appointments, and the Financial Planning Association (FPA) has announced a new Chair and changes to its Board, along with a new Conduct Review Commission Chair.

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· October 20, 2014 in Appointments, Associations, Company News  

Confusion Reigns among Potential Advice Consumers

The main barrier to seeking advice is confusion over what a financial adviser actually does, according to a new report.

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1 · October 20, 2014 in General, Services  

ASIC Concerned about Sales Culture in Advice

The culture of financial services businesses and the incentive structures they use are a continuing concern for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

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4 · October 20, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation, Remuneration  

News in Brief

Guardian Advice Attracts Ex-PIS Firm; Funeral Insurance with Reducing Premiums Launched; Advisers Should Complete Taxation Law Course; Annuities Available via CFS Platforms

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0 · October 20, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups, General, Products, Superannuation, Training  

John Trowbridge to Chair FSC, AFA Working Group

The Financial Services Council and Association of Financial Advisers have announced the make-up of their joint insurance and advice working group.

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0 · October 17, 2014 in Appointments, Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

18,000 Advisers to be Rated on Consumer Site

A new website which rates advisers on their qualifications and customer service has been launched to the public, featuring the names of 18,000 pre-listed advisers.

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8 · October 14, 2014 in General, Services, Technology  

Insurance Adviser Pleads Guilty

Former insurance adviser, Barry Hassell, has pleaded guilty to 39 charges brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

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· October 13, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation  

AdviserLogic Enhances Risk Software Module

An enhanced, qualitative analysis tool has been added to AdviserLogic’s life insurance quoting and comparison module, designed to make it easier for advisers to produce compliant Statements of Advice (SoAs).

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· October 13, 2014 in Services, Technology