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Super funds in pole position for expanded advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024
... Advisers" (QAs) who will not be financially incentivised. Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) chief executive Sarah Abood said there is less immediacy for banks and life insurers to enter advice. "Banks [in particular], may feel that they've ...

Advisers urged to check ASIC registration status

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 18 JAN 2024
... licensee staff and advisers have been on leave recently and thus not yet attended to this matter," FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said. "Completing this process by 1 February 2024 is essential in order for advisers to continue to practice. A lot is ...

Adviser numbers stable at 15,650

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2024
... looking for a career change, who bring knowledge, experience and gravitas to the profession," FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said in announcing the association's priorities in 2024. The advice sector was marked by several mergers and acquisitions ...

2024 to be a watershed year: FAAA

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 11 JAN 2024
... financial advice profession, it has become an increasing imperative in the past 12 to 24 months," FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said. "The FAAA has been generally supportive of the package proposed by the federal government in response to the Quality ...

Fee consent forms, FDS overhaul concerns FAAA

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 18 DEC 2023
... draft legislation will not make it mandatory for product issuers to accept the standard form, FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said. "And it is unlikely that product issuers will choose to make the expensive changes to their systems and processes that ...

QAR final response winds clock back, says FAAA

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 7 DEC 2023
... stage, but on the face of it we are deeply concerned at the direction of these announcements," FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said. "Our members fear this could be winding the clock back five years on our profession. It appears to invalidate the hard ...

Inaugural FAAA award winners named

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 NOV 2023
... Financial Planner Professional of the Year title went to Financial Edge Group's Martin McGrath. FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said the judges were impressed with how McGrath demonstrated care, engagement and understanding of the needs of his clients. ...

Treasury unveils advice reforms draft legislation

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 14 NOV 2023
... deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). On Recommendation 8, the Financial Advice Association Australia chief executive Sarah Abood said this reform "will save many hours of frustrating, inefficient and unnecessary work for both advisers and their clients ...

Adviser levy discount amounts to $8m saving

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 10 NOV 2023
... financial advisers providing personal advice to retail clients was estimated at $55.5 million," FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said. "The FAAA challenged this number and the underlying methodology used to arrive at it, as well as the lack of transparency ...

FAAA names inaugural awards finalists

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2023
... Bonaccorsi of Griffith University and Deakin University students Rojen Legaspi and Jacob Eliopoulos. FAAA chief executive Sarah Abood said the awards shine a light on the positive contributions that financial advisers make to their clients' wellbeing ...
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