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Grandfathering Agreement Reached

The Government and Opposition have reached an agreement to re-instate elements of the Coalition’s Future of Financial Advice amendments, including grandfathering arrangements.

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8 · November 26, 2014 in Breaking, Compliance & Regulation  

FPA Calls for Improved Whistleblowing Framework

A co-regulatory model, which encourages sharing of information between industry bodies, would help remove wrong-doers from the advice profession, according to the Financial Planning Association.

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1 · November 25, 2014 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

Suncorp Life Senior Appointment

Suncorp Life has recruited former CommInsure Executive, David Pik, to take on the role of Head of Strategy.

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· November 25, 2014 in Appointments, Company News  

Small Business Caught in FoFA Disallowance Crossfire

Small business has been caught in the political cross-fire, and independent advice practices and clients will suffer the most from the recent changes to the Future of Financial Advice regime, the industry’s key associations have warned.

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6 · November 25, 2014 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

We’re Not Giving Up on FoFA Amendments – Cormann

The Government will continue its conversations with cross-bench Senators regarding its proposed Future of Financial Advice amendments, Senator Mathias Cormann has vowed.

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6 · November 25, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation  

Urgent Grandfathering Solution Needed

The financial advice sector is urging the Government and Opposition to ‘remove the shackles’ imposed by the disallowance of the Future of Financial Advice amendments by reinstating grandfathering regulations.

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2 · November 25, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups, Remuneration  

News in Brief

Women 92 Days from Financial Ruin; Sunsuper and FPA Enter Advice Partnership; Industry Results Show Signs of Improvement; FSC/Deloitte Future Leaders Award Winner

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0 · November 24, 2014 in Associations, Company News, General  

FPA Recognises its Best

Three financial planners at the top of their game have been recognised at this year’s Financial Planning Association Professionals Congress.

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0 · November 24, 2014 in Associations, Conferences and Events  

Affinia Awards Recognise Contribution to Profession

Risk-specialist dealer group, Affinia Financial Advisers, recently hosted its Annual Adviser Conference, where it presented its 2014 Adviser Awards.

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0 · November 20, 2014 in Conferences and Events, Dealer Groups  

ASIC to Adopt Facilitative Approach to FoFA

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will adopt a facilitative approach in working with licensees, following the disallowance of the Future of Financial Advice regulations.

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0 · November 20, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation