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Financial planning

ASIC chair, Joe Longo, has told advisers there is little the corporate regulator can do to improve the financial adviser exam, despite negative feedback from candidates....

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Financial planning

The name change decision by the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association was about highlighting the profession rather than a decision to distance itself from the a...

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Financial planning

The organisation would now be known as the Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association as not all of its members provided financial advice....

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Financial planning

The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) has urged the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to consider stockbrokers as distinct from financial plan...

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Financial planning

Advisers who have moved away from servicing retail clients could struggle and require further costs and education if a move goes ahead to reclassify wholesale investors, ...

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Financial planning

Extending the Compensation Scheme of Last Resort to wholesale investors could open up ‘gaming’ of the system by those who could afford court costs, according to the Stock...

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Financial planning

The financial advice industry needs to keep experienced advisers to mentor the next generation, especially when there is a market crash, and to curb clients being orphane...

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Financial planning

While the digitalisation of advice has improved access drastically, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a limit to how much Zoom can be relied on....

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Financial planning

The Government should be regulating finfluencers and they are not the same as getting advice from a taxi driver or guy “at the pub”, according to the Stockbrokers and Fin...

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Financial planning

In its submission on the wording of Standard 3, the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association has taken aim at Standard 6 which, it says, needs to be removed before...

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Financial planning

The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association has welcomed the report that led to the corporate regulator putting additional licence conditions on the Australian Se...

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Financial planning

First-time investors currently sourcing information from social media should not be shut out of receiving financial advice in the future as a result of public policy. ...

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Policy & Regulation

Industry bodies have welcomed the Government’s decision to implement a temporary reduction in cost recovery levies for the next two years, as well as a review of the indu...

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Policy & Regulation

There is a lack of clarity for when a disciplinary panel will be called and an association believes it should not be called for a breach of Standard 3 or 6, and that writ...

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Financial planning

The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association has welcomed the announcement from the corporate regulator regarding its “reasonable approach” in the early stage of t...

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