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AFA defends industry against Labor attack

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
... the Labor Party's attack on financial advisers, which paints the profession as dodgy and continues to rip-off consumers. AFA acting chief executive Phil Anderson is calling for an end to the "persecution" of financial advisers, after hearing shadow ...

Advisers win annual renew law relief

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JUN 2021
... a bid to stamp out the fee-for-no-service problem that plagued the advice industry. The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) acting chief executive Phil Anderson said: "We thank the minister for responding to this issue and coming forward with a solution." ...

Potential small carve out for annual renewal law

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021
... action against financial advisers who fail to provide a financial disclosure statement. The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has identified practicality issues with the new legislation set to take effect on July 1 and is pushing for the changes. ...

AFA appoints partnerships GM

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021
... Association of Financial Advisers has appointed a general manager of partnerships who joined from AMP. Cameron Burne joined the AFA in March and was most recently a partnership manager at AMP Financial Planning. He spent over eight years with the AMP ...

Advisers to go forth with claims handling

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 26 APR 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has welcomed the government's regulation that will exempt advisers from varying their AFSL to provide claims handling, following a submission outlining issues. The government passed Financial Sector Reform ...

Delay breach reporting law: AFA

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 16 APR 2021
... self-reporting of breaches regime amid concerns it will be impossible for small financial advice firms to comply with. The AFA outlined its concerns about Commissioner Kenneth Hayne's recommendation that in order to help protect consumers, AFSL holders ...

Advice association chief steps down

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021
... chief executive of the Association of Financial Advisers has stepped down after four years in the role. Phil Kewin has led the AFA since 2017, having succeeded Brad Fox as chief executive in March of that year. He said the time is right to hand over ...

NZ overhauls regulation of advice

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAR 2021
... Zealand has traditionally had three financial adviser types: Registered Financial Adviser (RFA), Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA) and Qualifying Financial Entities (QFE) adviser. These has all been removed, with all advisers now required to meet the ...

Life Company of the Year named

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021
... all the winners and finalists in other categories who have truly stepped up in an extraordinarily difficult environment," AFA president Michael Nowak said. "These companies have risen to meet the challenges presented by the current pandemic and continue ...

Government passes advice, super reforms

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
... Customers will now be much better positioned to assess value for money," Veyret said. But the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) said the annual renewal is a timely and costly burden to advisers which in turn will flow onto the accessibility of ...