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ASIC permanently bans unlicensed SMSF spruiker
The corporate regulator has permanently banned John Dimitropoulos of Seven Hills, NSW, from providing financial services or engaging in credit activitRead more
Advisers recognised at Women in Finance Awards
A number of practising financial advisers have been named among the winners of the inaugural Women in Finance Awards, an initiative of Momentum Media Read more
Advisers not fully aware of LIF impacts: Zurich
The effects of the new Life Insurance Framework legislation on remuneration and cash flow isn’t fully appreciated by a majority of financial adviserRead more
Red tape forces SMEs to cut staff
Overzealous government regulation has caused Australian small to medium enterprises to reduce the number of workers they employ, according to new reseRead more
Bitcoin 'dangerous and speculative', says Magellan
Cryptocurrency bitcoin is headed for a "spectacular collapse", but the technology underpinning it could be revolutionary, says Magellan’s CEO.  Read more
ANZ calls for adviser transparency
Advisers and insurers need to become more transparent in order to rebuild both consumer and regulator trust in the industry, ANZ Wealth has argued. Read more
Labor slams mooted ASIC appointment
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has issued a strongly worded rejection of the notion of former CBA exec and Liberal Party member John O’Sullivan becomiRead more
‘Modest start’ for Australian super funds
The median growth fund returned just 0.6 per cent during August, according to new data from SuperRatings. Write comment (1 Comment) Read more
Education stress understandable, says AFA
Uncertainty surrounding the requirements for the new adviser education standards are likely to be daunting for many, and the industry needs to treat tRead more
Resisting change will ‘destroy’ business value
Advice practices need to update their business model or risk wiping out their chances of a “successful exit” from the industry, Connect Financial Read more
AMP unveils LIF preparation hub
AMP’s insurance arm has launched a resource hub designed to give advisers access to resources to help them prepare for the commencement of the LIF rRead more
AFA lobbies for transparency in ASIC review
The AFA is calling on the corporate regulator to provide clarity and certainty around its 2021 Review of Life Insurance Financial Advice, arguing theRead more
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