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AFA Challenges Royal Commission View of Advice

The AFA has challenged the negative perceptions of the value of financial advice it claims were present at the recent hearings of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. (more…)

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1 · May 15, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

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Labor Names New Shadow Minister for Financial Services AFA Awards Nominations Open (more…)

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0 · May 11, 2018 in Associations  
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AFA Restricts Advice Practice From Promoting Award

The AFA has taken steps to prevent advice practice Henderson Maxwell promoting itself as a winner of one of the Association’s flagship awards, following concerns raised at the Royal Commission about advice provided by the practice. (more…)

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7 · May 8, 2018 in Associations  

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FPA Claims Members Better Educated; AFA Excellence in Education Award Nominations Open (more…)

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0 · April 20, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, Training  

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Sydney Firm Expands Into Risk Advice ASIC Lifts Licence Conditions of Total Financial Solutions AFA Inspire Tour Celebrates Fifth Year (more…)

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0 · April 17, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Conferences and Events, Dealer Groups, Products, Services  
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FPA Questions Advice Given to FASEA

The FPA has questioned the guidance provided to FASEA in rejecting study related to the CFP designation while accepting unrelated qualifications under the new proposed education standards. (more…)

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1 · April 12, 2018 in Appointments, Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Training  

Latest on Call For Random Adviser Audits

In the wake of the AFA’s damning assessment this week of the report handed down by the PJC Inquiry into Life Insurance, we’re keeping our latest poll running for one more week (see: AFA Slams PJC Report). (more…)

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3 · April 10, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Polls  

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Sentry Awards Best and Brightest FPA Seeks Member Views on FASEA Proposals (more…)

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0 · April 10, 2018 in Associations, Company News, Dealer Groups  
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Adviser Associations To Appear Before Royal Commission

The AFA and FPA have been called to give evidence on the disciplinary regime for financial advisers at the second round of hearings of the Banking Royal Commission, but life insurance has been omitted from topics to be covered. (more…)

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0 · April 6, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups, Products, Remuneration, Services  
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Legal Firm Alleges Insurers Breached Codes Multiple Times

Life insurers have breached their own code of practice more than 700 times in six months and should face harsher penalties under ASIC enforced codes for failing to do so, a large legal firm has claimed in its submission to the Banking Royal Commission. (more…)

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7 · April 6, 2018 in Associations, Claims, Compliance & Regulation, Products