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Financial planning

The popularity of ETFs, which are approaching $200 billion in Australia, is a potential threat to the advice landscape if consumers opt to invest directly, according to t...

Funds management

Greenwashing, predatory lending and misleading insurance are all on ASIC’s enforcement radar for 2023. ...

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Funds management

After periods of lockdown, global consumers are aggressively shopping, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management, presenting opportunities in retail stocks....

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Financial planning

The current regulatory regime around financial planning is driving up costs by prioritising compliance and the needs of licensees over those of consumers, according to th...

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Policy & Regulation

Informing consumers will sit at the heart of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s use of its new product intervention powers....

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Financial planning

Analysis from AMP Capital shows consumer confidence is back to pre-COVID levels, but not yet to its historical peak....

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Financial planning

Engagement by users over 60 years old has been the highest for AMP’s new Facebook Messenger bot, which is designed to assist those seeking financial help and information ...

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Policy & Regulation

A coalition of consumer groups has pointed to key changes to advice and life insurance resulting from the Royal Commission and insisted on no loopholes and no carve-outs....

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Superannuation

2019 looks to be another year of technical and regulatory change for the superannuation industry, of which consumers look set to be a focus, consultancy group QMV has pre...

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Financial planning

Despite the bad press, 38 per cent of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and 20 per cent of advised consumers say the Royal Commission will make them even more likely to ...

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Policy & Regulation

The new ombudsman vows to “proactively work with consumers, small business and the financial services sector to resolve and reduce financial disputes”....

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Financial planning

FinTech Australia said big banks can’t be trusted, and has called on Parliament to pass consumer-friendly legislation without delay. ...

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Funds management

Chinese consumers feel positive about the economy and their prospects, according to Legg Mason’s study....

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Financial planning

Consumers who believe they have been wronged by a financial planner should be able to sue that planner’s professional indemnity insurance provider if the planning firm go...

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Financial planning

Consumers across four continents have expressed their want for digital financial service offerings from their current institution, rather than a third party....

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Adnan

It is fascinating to see that this year - 2 funds (Mine Super & CFS FirstChoice Employer Super) which failed APRA Perfor...

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Mitch VB

Thanks for providing us even more work in educating clients on the growth/ defensive splits of all these "top" performer...

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JohnM

Why would you do that for? It would be a case of the same circus, different clowns....

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Insignia Financial has unveiled a new operating model and executive team, including a new head of advice, while three senior executives are set to depart the licensee....

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The $280 billion Australian Retirement Trust is the first superannuation fund off the block to report its performance for the 2023-24 financial year....

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ASIC has permanently banned a former Western Australia-based financial adviser after he falsified his adviser exam certificate....

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