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BTFM, Asgard Capital fined $3m

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 JUL 2021
The Federal Court will force BT Funds Management and Asgard Capital Management to pay $1.5 million each for charging fees for no service and making misleading statements.

AMP shakes up advice service model

KARREN VERGARA, JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 26 JUL 2021
Among the changes announced this morning, AMP is putting an end to all Buyer of Last Resort arrangements at the end of the year and giving advisers the freedom to leave the network with their clients from 2022.

CSLR raises concern among advisers

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUL 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has raised concerns about the cost of the government's proposed Compensation Scheme of Last Resort and the fact that super funds and managed investment schemes are excluded from the proposed regulation.

Fintechs settle legal stoush

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUL 2021
Astute Wealth Advice and Lumiant have reached an agreement to settle an alleged copyright breach.

M&As to create super advice firms

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUL 2021
Mergers and acquisitions will power the financial advice industry, culminating in the formation of "advice mega firms" in the near future, a new white paper suggests.

Finfluencers ensnare female Millennials

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUL 2021
The growing finfluencer phenomenon is capturing female Millennials who turn to social media for financial advice and education.

Advisers overlook home equity release strategies

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUL 2021
Financial advisers are shunning home equity release or reverse mortgage strategies that could potentially benefit retiree clients, according to new research.

ASIC bans adviser, cancels AFSL

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUL 2021
The corporate regulator has banned a Gold Coast-based adviser for five years and cancelled the group's AFS licence over misconduct.

ASIC prepares licensees for reference checks

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 JUL 2021
ASIC released more information on what financial advisers can expect from the new reference checking laws, which take effect on October 1.

Consultation opens for approved courses

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 20 JUL 2021
The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority is taking feedback on new degrees and courses that should be recognised as prior learning.