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Synchron appoints Queensland manager

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021
Dealer group Synchron has a new state manager for Queensland. Ben Donohue steps into the role, joining from Challenger where he was a business development manager. "Ben began working in financial services in 2005 and was most recently a business development ...

Synchron demands clarity from insurers

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021
Financial advice dealer group Synchron is urging life insurers to clarify their responses to the new unfair contract terms regime. The new regime will come into effect from 5 April 2021, requiring many policies to be corrected. "Our understanding is ...

Synchron hires from MLC Life

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 30 OCT 2020
Synchron has announced it hired a new state manager from MLC Life Insurance. Sarah Congdon has been appointed as Sychron's new Victorian state manager effective 30 October 2020. Congdon joins Synchron after 10 years as a business development manager ...

Adviser sentenced to eight years' prison

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 9 OCT 2020
A financial adviser has been jailed over using clients' money to fund his lifestyle to the tune of $1.1 million, including $72,000 he spent on a boat, while licensed by AMP, NAB and Synchron. Anthony Dick has been sentenced to eight years in prison ...

Synchron compliance lead moves to AMP

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 17 AUG 2020
Synchron's former general manager of legal, risk and compliance has a new role at AMP. Michael Jones started as head of risk and control, advice at AMP today after four years with Synchron. "Michael has joined AMP as part of our ongoing focus on ...

Synchron compliance lead resigns

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 AUG 2020
Synchron's general manager of legal, risk and compliance Michael Jones has resigned, with a new appointment to lead the dealer group's compliance. Synchron director Don Trapnell thanked Jones for his contribution to the dealer group. "We have ...

Major industry events cancelled amid pandemic

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAR 2020
The Conference of Major Superannuation Funds has been cancelled or postponed along with a number of the financial services sectors big events, including charity fundraiser FICAP. The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees has cancelled the ...

Dealer group restructures leadership

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 4 FEB 2020
A major independent advice dealer group has announced a restructure that will see its long-serving executive director hand over the reins. Don Trapnell will be stepping back from day-to-day involvement in Synchron. He has dedicated more than five decades ...

Synchron slams RC on commissions

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 FEB 2019
The Royal Commission's recommendations to cull commissions are causing advisers some concern, according to Synchron director Don Trapnell. On Monday, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne formally recommended an end to grandfathered commissions , and asked government ...

Synchron renews calls on risk advice separation

KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 1 FEB 2019
Synchron director Don Trapnell is sticking by his long-held view that if risk advice and financial advice are not separated, dedicated risk advisers will exit the industry in droves. "Australians need access to both life insurance advisers and financial ...
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