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BT Financial Group Wins 2019 Consumer Choice Award

BT Financial Group has won the AFA and Beddoes Institute 2019 Consumer Choice Award, while OnePath Life and Clearview were runners-up. (more…)

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0 · November 15, 2019 in Associations, Company News, Conferences and Events  

TAL Wins 2019 Life Company of the Year

TAL has been announced as the overall Platinum Winner in the 2019 Plan For Life/AFA Life Company of the Year Awards. (more…)

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0 · November 14, 2019 in Associations, Company News, Conferences and Events  
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AFA Launches Stinging Criticism Around FASEA Code of Ethics

The AFA has launched a blistering critique of FASEA’s Code of Ethics ahead of its meeting with the Authority this week. (more…)

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2 · November 12, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  
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FASEA Criticised for Lack of Consultation

The Financial Planning Association of Australia has criticised FASEA for its lack of consultation with financial planners on the Code of Ethics and Guidance, with less than 50 business days until the Code is due to commence. (more…)

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3 · October 28, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  
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Latest Poll – Adviser Conflicts of Interest

Our latest poll is seeking to take the temperature of the adviser community around the current approach to conflicts of interest within FASEA’s Code of Ethics. (more…)

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3 · October 22, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Polls  
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AFA Slams FASEA Code of Ethics Guidance on Conflicts of Interest

The Association of Financial Advisers has delivered a stinging assessment of FASEA’s approach to dealing with conflicts of interest as outlined within its Code of Ethics guidance notes released at the end of last week. (more…)

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5 · October 22, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation  

FPA Announces Shortlist for 2019 Adviser Awards

Ahead of its 2019 FPA Professionals Congress in November, the FPA has announced a short list of finalists in its annual adviser recognition awards. (more…)

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0 · October 21, 2019 in Associations, Conferences and Events  

FSC Fires Back at ASIC’s TPD Insurance Criticisms

The Financial Services Council has called out ASIC’s reliance on data from 2016/17, used in the regulator’s recently released report that found ‘significant industry-wide problems’ with the design of total and permanent disability insurance and the claims handling process. (more…)

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1 · October 18, 2019 in Associations, Claims, Compliance & Regulation, Products  
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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  

Government Confirms New Financial Adviser Disciplinary System

The Government has announced it is accelerating the establishment of a new disciplinary system and single disciplinary body for financial advisers, as recommended by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. (more…)

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2 · October 14, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation