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Life Company of the Year crowned

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 15 NOV 2019
... for best turnaround time and OnePath won the return to health and wellness award. Amid the congratulations, speeches from AFA chief executive Philip Kewin and president Marc Bineham hinted at the trials and tribulations of the year for the association ...

FASEA attempting to re-write law: AFA

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 NOV 2019
... the law rather than providing genuine guidance to the industry. The promises of consultation were made during meetings the AFA had with FASEA on 24 May 2019 and 4 July 2019. However, the guidance was released on 18 October 2019 with no consultation. ...

Growing advice group in commissions fight

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 24 OCT 2019
... we took the view that the two most recognised bodies representing advisers, the Australian Financial Advisers Association (AFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA) did not truly represent the views of advisers to Government," Vagliviello explained. ...

AFA calls for clarity on ethics code

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 OCT 2019
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has called for more clarification and key changes on the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority code of the ethics. FASEA released its first guidance on the code, which will come into effect next ...

Code monitoring move disappoints industry

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 14 OCT 2019
... system. Roundtables will be held later this year to consider policy design and how to best transition to the new system." The AFA and FPA, among other industry bodies, had taken steps to implement code monitoring by the end of the year - establishing ...

Advice associations slammed

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 3 OCT 2019
... concerns raised by advisers at its recent inaugural conference. The UFAA said the top issue raised by advisers was that the AFA and the FPA failed to represent members' interests, despite being paid to do so. "The industry associations have done ...

The end of grandfathered commissions

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 SEP 2019
... will see the banning of grandfathered commissions from 1 January 2021. Responding, the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has argued thousands of clients will be worse off without grandfathered commissions and a three-year transition period is required ...

Priced out: Advice affordability at risk

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 9 SEP 2019
... action taken by both AMP and MLC Wealth. Speaking at the recent Association of Financial Advisers' National Conference, AFA general manager of policy and professionalism Phil Anderson argued the affordability of advice for ordinary Australians is ...

United front but no merger: AFA

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 2 SEP 2019
... the two bodies are increasingly recognising the strength of a single voice and a single message. Speaking to media at the AFA National Conference, Bineham said the theme of this year's conference was developed largely on the back of the work the AFA ...

Government extends FASEA deadlines

KARREN VERGARA, JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 30 AUG 2019
... Advisers' National Conference in Adelaide, but failed to announce the extension at the event. Responding to the extension, the AFA described the announcement as "sensible". "This an important development that reflects the government's recognition ...