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2019 AFA Awards Program

The Association of Financial Advisers has recently opened nominations for its prestigious annual Awards program. (more…)

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0 · May 9, 2019 in Associations  

Call to Drop ‘General Advice’ Terminology

The Financial Planning Association has called for the term ‘general advice’ to be replaced by the term ‘general information’. (more…)

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3 · April 4, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  
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RC Failed to Understand Value of Advice – AFA

The Association of Financial Advisers has taken issue with what it says is the Banking Royal Commission’s failure to understand the value of financial advice. (more…)

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3 · March 19, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

TAL Takes Top Honours at Life Company Awards

TAL has won the Platinum Award for the 2018 AFA/Strategic Insight Life Company of the Year. Presented at a gala event in Sydney on Thursday, this is the second consecutive year and fifth time overall that TAL has beaten its life company rivals to win this prestigious award. The three other finalists in the big […]

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1 · March 14, 2019 in Associations, Company News  

Study Confirms Preference for Human Advice Over Robo Advice

A study released by the MDRT organisation affirms that consumers want technology to complement, rather than replace human financial advisers. (more…)

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0 · February 27, 2019 in Associations, General  

AFA Stands Firm on Risk Commissions

The Association of Financial Advisers has strenuously opposed what it refers to as the ideological determination put forward in the Banking Royal Commission final report to remove all conflicted remuneration. (more…)

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9 · February 8, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Remuneration  
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Industry Response to Royal Commission Recommendations

A diverse range of industry stakeholders have issued their initial responses to the recommendations contained in the final report of the Banking Royal Commission. (more…)

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· February 5, 2019 in Associations, Company News, Compliance & Regulation  

FSC Extends Consultation Period for New Life Code

The Financial Services Council has extended the consultation period for the second iteration of its Life Insurance Code of Practice. (more…)

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0 · January 21, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

AFA Names New Inspire Chair, Roadshow Dates

The AFA has appointed a new chair to one of its Community of Practices, naming Sydney-based adviser, Kate McCallum, as National Chair of AFA Inspire, while also releasing dates for its 2019 Connect Roadshow. (more…)

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0 · January 7, 2019 in Appointments, Associations, Conferences and Events  
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Greater Recognition of Experience Needed in Education Model – AFA

The education pathways for existing advisers proposed by FASEA need to take into greater consideration the experience of older advisers as well as any Continuing Professional Development (CPD) they have attained, according to the AFA. (more…)

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2 · December 18, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Training