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AFA Concerns Over FASEA Adviser Exam

The AFA has voiced a number of concerns about the proposed Financial Adviser Examination, details of which were released last week (see: FASEA Releases Draft Exam Guide). (more…)

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0 · July 17, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  
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PJC Claims FSC, Insurers Slow to Act on Inquiry Report

A Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry has challenged life insurers and the FSC for their lack of action in dealing with concerns raised at a previous PJC life insurance inquiry, claiming the inaction was further damaging the credibility of the life insurance sector. (more…)

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0 · July 11, 2018 in Associations, Claims, Compliance & Regulation, Products, Services  
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FPA Claims FASEA Has Overlooked Adviser Effort

Further calls have been made for the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) to recognise the current education of financial advisers, with the FPA claiming the standards setting body has overlooked past-training relevant to the provision of advice. (more…)

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5 · July 6, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Training  
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AFA Pushes For New Education Deadlines

The AFA has called on the Government to extend the timeframes for financial advisers to meet new education requirements, claiming delays in setting standards will make it difficult to complete required study within current timeframes. (more…)

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2 · July 3, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Training  

Ross Vanderwolf Accepts MDRT Presidency

Queensland adviser, Ross Vanderwolf, has delivered his acceptance speech at this year’s MDRT Annual Meeting, ahead of his elevation to Presidency of the global MDRT organisation in September. (more…)

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0 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  
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2018 MDRT Annual Meeting Wrap

The 2018 MDRT Annual Meeting, held this year in Los Angeles, was attended by more than 15,000 advisers from 53 different countries. (more…)

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0 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  

MDRT Honours Stuart Farrell

Long-time adviser and MDRT stalwart, Stuart Farrell, has been honoured for his contribution to the organisation as Australian and New Zealand advisers celebrated at the 2018 MDRT Annual Meeting. (more…)

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0 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  

Aussie Advisers Shine at MDRT

A number of Australian financial advisers featured under the spotlight at this year’s MDRT Annual Meeting. (more…)

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1 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  

MDRT Heading to Sydney

More than eight thousand financial advisers from around the world will be visiting  Australia next year, following the announcement that the MDRT organisation will be bringing its new annual global meeting to Sydney in September 2019. (more…)

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0 · June 29, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  
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PJC Told Insurer-Funded Rehab Payments Would Increase Trust

Specialist claims management group, AFRM Claims Advocacy (ACA) has thrown its support behind calls for life insurers to be allowed to fund rehabilitation services, claiming it will improve consumer trust in the sector. (more…)

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1 · June 19, 2018 in Associations, Claims, Compliance & Regulation, Services