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Government delays RC implementation timeline

HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 11 MAY 2020
... added that the association "remains hopeful" that the "sensible" deferral will allow time for more consultation, and said the AFA was also looking forward to working with the government to "consider the proposals that have been put forward to improve ...

FASEA extension to pass next week

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020
... which is an additional two years. The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) lobbied for these extensions.

Association of Financial Advisers bolsters team

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 APR 2020
... position, replacing Angela Karas. Karas has moved to First State Super as business enablement manager. Karas had been with the AFA for almost two years, joining the association after a 20-year career with Bridges Financial Services. Garrard was previously ...

Could relief on advice compliance save consumers?

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 APR 2020
... right now. Association of Financial Advisers general manager of policy and professionalism Phil Anderson agrees, saying the AFA is on the case. The AFA already put one "set of thoughts" to the government about three weeks ago and is now in the process ...

Bigger balances, bigger blow: Elia

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 2 APR 2020
Speaking to Financial Standard, Hostplus chief executive David Elia has said it's the super funds with higher average account balances that should be worried about the impact of the early release scheme. Hitting back at public commentary suggesting ...

New role for Mercer chief

HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 24 MAR 2020
Outgoing Mercer Australia chief executive Ben Walsh is set to join the executive leadership of one of the nation's largest life insurers. AIA Australia have appointed Walsh as chief life insurance officer, a newly created role that will see the long-time ...

Advice groups criticise rushed legislation

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAR 2020
... with the former saying the reforms will make financial advice inaccessible and unaffordable for everyday Australians. The AFA released its submissions to Treasury on ongoing fee arrangements and disclosure of lack of independence, advice fees in super ...

How to ensure clients will pay higher fees

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 28 FEB 2020
... professionalism Phil Anderson says financial advisers need to be prepared to have tough conversations with clients on fees. At the AFA Roadshow event this week, Anderson outlined the challenges advisers will face during what he referred to as a transition ...

Life commissions, referral fees still kosher: AFA

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 27 FEB 2020
... clear message on life insurance commissions and referral fees, and took aim at a former FASEA board member in the process. AFA general manager of policy and professionalism Phil Anderson dove into commissions and fees in a detailed presentation in light ...

More courses get FASEA approval

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020
FASEA has approved applications for the recognition of coursework from the Australian Financial Advisers (AFA) and Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) as part of its education standards for financial advisers. Advisers who have completed ...