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Financial Planning

Inquiry criticises gaps in CSLR

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 31 JAN 2022
The proposed Compensation Scheme of Last Resort regime has several flaws that will overlook the protection of certain investors, a parliamentary inquiry heard.

Quality of Advice must consider digital: Ignition

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 31 JAN 2022
Ignition Advice senior adviser Andrew Baker has argued the government's Quality of Financial Advice Review must consider digital advice.

The future is bright for BT: Rady

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 28 JAN 2022
As he marks 90 days as chief executive, Matt Rady tells Financial Standard how, despite the industry exodus and the company's own challenges in 2021, financial advisers are increasingly turning to BT Financial Group.

Education reforms are promising: SAFAA

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 28 JAN 2022
The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association argues that potential reforms to education standards will put the industry on a level playing field with other professions.

Advised clients' major concerns in 2022

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 28 JAN 2022
From skyrocketing property prices to a foreboding stock market crash, financial advisers reveal their clients' main worries in 2022.

Insignia loses self-employed advisers

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 27 JAN 2022
Insignia Financial reported an exodus of self-employed advisers in the December 2021 quarter amid an overhaul of its advice fee model.

UBS acquires Wealthfront, opens multicultural division

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 27 JAN 2022
UBS is expanding its global wealth management offering, with a focus on affluent young people and multicultural investors.

Advice firm rebrands, scores own AFSL

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 21 JAN 2022
The move to self-licensing continues to grow as a Victoria-based advice practice scored its own AFSL after operating under a dealer group for 13 years.

Advice industry loses 800 over New Year period

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 21 JAN 2022
The exit of 807 advisers during the Christmas and New Year break leaves the total population close to dipping below the 18,000 mark.

Most paraplanners will not become financial advisers

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 20 JAN 2022
Despite popular belief, an overwhelming number of paraplanners do not intend to pursue a career as a financial adviser, a new report reveals.