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Asendium partners with licensee support firm

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 SEP 2021
Asendium has joined forces with a licensee support firm that has more than 70 AFS Licensees nationwide. My Dealer Services is using the financial advice technology firm's software to develop compliant advice. Advisers will be able to generate in-house ...

More advisers switching practices

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 21 SEP 2021
... that there were 19,096 practising advisers. The adviser movements pipeline shows the movement of financial advisers across AFS licences (AFSLs) and financial advice practices using the ASIC Financial Advisers Register. "With adviser numbers fluctuating ...

ASIC provides licensing update

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021
... the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our continued flexibility during these times." In addition to AFSL and ACL approvals, 391 AFS and ACL applications were withdrawn or rejected for lodgement, one was refused, 563 licences were cancelled and 23 suspended. ...

Breach reporting guidance released

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021
... have greater confidence they are doing the right thing by consumers, and ultimately their firm and shareholders," she said. AFS licensees must report breaches that they discover after 1 October 2021, even if the breach occurred before that date. However ...

WTL posts $3.3m loss

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
WT Financial Group (WTL) reported a huge loss in FY21 as a result of its restructuring efforts. While revenue grew 6% to $13.6 million, WTL recorded a $3.3 million loss, down from $594,000 in FY20. This is a result of one-off write-downs and provisions ...

Consultum chief joins new firm

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 24 AUG 2021
The former chief executive of IOOF-aligned Consultum Financial Advisers has found a new role. Joe Botte joined boutique dealer group ASVW Financial Services (ASVWFS) as executive director. "Joe is a very committed and effective executive with an extensive ...

Unlicensed crypto platforms robbing investors

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 20 AUG 2021
Investors are making significant losses after investing in complex crypto-assets provided by unlicensed platforms, according to ASIC. The corporate regulator said investors trading in financial products such as options and futures are losing large amounts ...

Halifax auditor to cough up fines

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021
The auditor of Halifax Investment Services have been slapped with criminal charges and will pay up to $40,000. In a first for Australia's audit sector, Robert James Evett and EC Audit (formerly Bentleys NSW Audit) have been convicted by the Commonwealth ...

New AIA advice unit names chief executive

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 30 JUL 2021
AIA Australia's newly launched advice business has named a chief executive to lead its efforts, as the life insurer brings some Commonwealth Financial Planning advisers into the fold. The life insurer has set up AIA Financial Wellbeing, led by Pina ...

AMP sued over corporate super misconduct

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 30 JUL 2021
ASIC is suing several AMP entities over fees for no service charged on corporate superannuation accounts. The regulator has commenced civil proceedings in the Federal Court against six companies that are, or were at the time of the conduct, part of ...
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