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Financial planning

The lack of major changes for financial planners are a “reasonably positive” development, according to the Financial Planning Association of Australia, while technology m...

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Financial planning

The dwindling number of financial advisers indicates the Government needs to consider whether they will be able to fund the compensation scheme of last resort....

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Financial planning

CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), have joined 10 global and national accounting bodies to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emis...

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Financial planning

There needs to be careful consideration on whether Treasury has the skill set and expertise to perform the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority functions and ...

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Superannuation

The Government’s controversial Your Future, Your Super and it best financial interests duty has placed SMSF trustees at risk, according to the major accounting groups....

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Financial planning

Five planning and accounting groups have united to press the Government to override the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on its proposed levy increases ci...

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Policy & Regulation

CPA Australia has not only backed industry funds on urging the Government to use the Budget to allow early release superannuation top-ups but has also backed funding a th...

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Financial planning

Although the removal of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority is a huge victory for many in the industry who spent the last few years fighting for reform, ...

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Financial planning

Financial advice misconduct has often been met with overlapping and conflicting requirements creating a reactionary regulatory framework and this is the camel that people...

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Financial planning

Greater access to advice could deliver half a trillion dollars to the Australian economy, while reducing Age Pension spend and increasing incomes, according to research f...

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Superannuation

The Government’s Retirement Income Review has been welcomed but the industry has differing views on the superannuation guarantee increase and accessing home equity to fun...

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Financial planning

An advice regulatory framework is needed to encourage advisers to provide affordable advice, as some professional accountants who provide advice have passed costs to clie...

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Superannuation

Faced by the misgivings of at least one major accounting group, the SMSF Association has sought to reinforce the benefits of increasing the size of self-managed superannu...

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Superannuation

Major accountancy group, CPA Australia has warned that increasing the size of self-managed superannuation funds may give rise to governance issues including more family d...

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Policy & Regulation

The Federal Government has announced it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off to 31 December, 2020 ....

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Squeaky'21

My view is that after 2026 there will be quite a bit less than 10,000 'advisers' (investment advisers) and less than 100...

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Jason Warlond

Dugald makes a great point that not everyone's definition of green is the same and gives a good example. Funds have bee...

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Jasmin Jakupovic

How did they get the AFSL in the first place? Given the green light by ASIC. This is terrible example of ASIC's incompet...

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AustralianSuper and Australian Retirement Trust have posted the financial results for the 2022–23 financial year for their combined 5.3 million members....

9 months 1 week ago

A $34 billion fund has come out on top with a 13.3 per cent return in the last 12 months, beating out mega funds like Australian Retirement Trust and Aware Super. ...

8 months 3 weeks ago

The verdict in the class action case against AMP Financial Planning has been delivered in the Federal Court by Justice Moshinsky....

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