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Regulators receive pre-Budget funding boost
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2019
The Federal Government is committing an extra half a billion dollars to Australia's financial services regulators. Over the weekend, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced an extra $550 million would be dedicated to ASIC and APRA in the upcoming ...
Australia appeals holistically to foreign investors: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2019
... via equities. This includes the nation's stellar economic growth, pension system, quality of life, and strong government policies and regulation. The resources industry (28%) is very appealing for many offshore investors, while almost an equal ...
CFR, ATO report on SMSF borrowing arrangements
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2019
... arrangements in SMSFs are not a risk to the financial system. The report by CFR and ATO was commissioned by the government as part of their response to the Financial System Inquiry. The report found limited recourse borrowing arrangements ...
Women lead superannuation fund engagement
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2019
... guarantee. Female members made more concessional contributions than men. Paul Murphy, Vanguard senior manager of government relations and industry policy, said the research showed member contribution rates are anchored in the SG, which ...
Australian Ethical mulls Facebook divestment
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2019
... have called on Facebook, Google and Twitter to take action. The NZ Super Fund, Accident Compensation Corporation, Government Superannuation Fund Authority, National Provident Fund and Kiwi Wealth have joined forces to ask Facebook to consider its ...
Robert slates industry over inactive accounts
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2019
... Services Council's Life Insurance Conference in Sydney this morning, the Assistant Treasurer noted how the Government's Protecting Your Super package was designed to ensure superannuation accounts that had been inactive for more than 16 ...
ABA moves to protect vulnerable customers
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2019
... relationship breakdown or even cognitive impairment as we age." The ABA's new guidelines come as the Federal Government moves to crack down on elder abuse with a new national elder abuse hotline and an $18 million investment into services to ...
UK to introduce new pension scheme
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2019
... will allow them to meet their pension provisions without having to hang on to enormous pension liabilities, the UK government said. The new scheme was proposed last year after the UK's Communication Workers Union (CWU) reached a deal with Royal ...
Franking changes feared by shareholders
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2019
... "It has been a key element in encouraging individuals to save for their own retirement rather than relying on government support. "We have received many stories from elderly retirees who are proud of working hard throughout their lives as well ...
Codes of conduct to be made enforceable
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2019
The Federal Government has responded to the recommendation from the Royal Commission that financial service industry codes of conduct should be enforceable by ASIC. The Treasury released a consultation paper addressing this point from Hayne's ...
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