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Royal commission, best interest duty and 2018 outlook
ifa managing editor Aleks Vickovich speaks to XY Adviser co-founders Clayton Daniel, Ben Nash and Adrian Patty about the debates likely to dominate 20Read more
Advisers challenged by geopolitical climate: report
Australian investors’ reduced desire to invest in domestic equities has increased their sensitivity to geopolitical risk, which research firm InvestRead more
ASIC to shadow shop mortgage brokers
The corporate regulator will undertake a shadow shopping exercise on the mortgage broking industry to investigate whether “advice” from brokers reRead more
Consumers less confident buying insurance online
A survey commissioned by direct life insurer NobleOak has shown the number of Australians willing to buy life insurance online without consulting an aRead more
Hub24 announces platform enhancements
Platform provider Hub24 has launched a number of new functions, including an integrated records of advice service and super contributions tracker. Read more
FPA responds to FPEC criticism
The FPA has clarified its relationship with the Financial Planning Education Council and role in the mandatory standards regime following concerns voiRead more
AFA to host international adviser group AGM
The AFA has announced it will host the 15th annual general meeting of the Asia Pacific Financial Services Association in Sydney this year. WrRead more
Royal commission may drive self-licensing spike
More advice practices may seek to obtain an AFSL in the wake of the royal commission in a bid to disassociate from larger institutions, according to Read more
ASIC warns licensees over death nominations
The corporate regulator has cautioned Australian financial services licensees against taking shortcuts when witnessing signatures on binding death benRead more
FPA members question FASEA links
A number of FPA members have flagged potentially inappropriate relationships between the ‘professional association’ and the bureaucratic body estaRead more
ABA awaits government action on advice reforms
The ABA’s proposed ‘Compensation Scheme of Last Resort’ for financial advisers is still awaiting government action, according to the seventh repRead more
SMSF sector grows 26% in 5 years
The latest statistics from the ATO provide evidence for the rise of self-managed super funds, growing by one quarter in the past five years. WRead more
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