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Ending of Grandfathered Commissions Confirmed Amid Fallout

The Association of Financial Advisers has delivered a damning critique following the final passage of legislation earlier this week that will ban grandfathered conflicted remuneration. (more…)

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2 · October 15, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Remuneration  
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Impact of Royal Commission on Advice Businesses Confirmed

Research released by the Beddoes Institute has found that over 63 percent of advisers believe the Banking Royal Commission has impacted both new business activity and their existing client base. (more…)

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· October 15, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation  
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ASIC ‘Calls Time’ on Disclosure Reliance

A joint report released by Australian and Dutch regulators has spotlighted cases where financial services disclosure has been less effective than intended, ineffective or in some cases, backfired, contributing to more consumer harm. (more…)

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4 · October 15, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation  
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Challenge to FASEA – One Size Fits All?

In a rare exception, we’re extending our current poll for another week, due to the significant engagement we’ve received on this question. (more…)

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0 · October 13, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, Education, Polls, Remuneration  
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Launch of ‘Unique’ SME Insurance Offer

Integrity Life has launched what it says is the only group and income life insurance product for businesses with as few as five employees. (more…)

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0 · October 8, 2019 in Products  
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Advisers Support Risk Carve-Out

Three in four advisers support a separate classification for risk advice when it comes to their minimum education requirements. (more…)

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20 · October 7, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, Education, Polls, Remuneration  
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Buy Prices Fall for Risk Books

Radar Results Principal, John Birt, says that prices offered for financial planning and risk books have declined. (more…)

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· October 7, 2019 in Company News, Practice Management  
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PPS Mutual Announces Latest Profit Share

PPS Mutual has announced its third round of profit share rates to members in relation to the 2019 financial year. (more…)

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· October 7, 2019 in Company News  
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Confirmation of Risk Adviser Numbers in Decline

Recent findings by Beddoes Institute indicate that whilst the decline in adviser numbers throughout 2017/18 was mainly among non-life insurance advisers, 2019 has seen the exit rate of both life and non-life advisers reach similar levels. (more…)

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4 · October 1, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, General  
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Minimum Education Standards for Risk Advice?

Our latest poll is effectively asking you whether life insurance advice should be treated as a special case when it comes to minimum adviser education standards. (more…)

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19 · September 30, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, Education, Polls