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Astute Wealth alleges copyright breach

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 13 JUL 2021
Astute Wealth Advice is alleging that another fintech has ripped off its proprietary questionnaire and has been forced to legal take action.

Former Hillross adviser pleads guilty

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 13 JUL 2021
Wael Kourieh, who was an authorised representative of Hillross between 2010 and 2016, has plead guilty to false document charges following an ASIC investigation.

Dixon Advisory to pay $8.2m to settle ASIC action

KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUL 2021
ASIC will drop its September 4 Federal Court case against Evans & Dixon's financial advice arm for $8.2 million and declaration of 53 contraventions.

Advice engagement jumps during COVID-19

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUL 2021
A new study finds that the coronavirus pandemic has raised awareness about the importance of financial advice and prompted more Australians to engage with their adviser.

FASEA scraps three-month rule

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUL 2021
The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority is introducing a relief that will allow financial advisers to sit the November examination regardless of their last sitting.

FSC launches DDO templates

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021
The Financial Services Council (FSC) and 60 of its members have worked together to launch two products ahead of the design and distribution obligations (DDO) regime.

AFA slams new SOA measures

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JUL 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers has hit back at ASIC and APRA for causing "confusion" and "interfering" with financial advice as they look to introduce new changes to Statements of Advice.

FYG expands network

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JUL 2021
Tasmania-based FYG Planners has added a Victorian financial advice firm to its stable.

FASEA maintains low pass rate

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUL 2021
The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) exam held in May recorded another low pass rate, continuing the trend of previous exams.

ASIC announces advice affordability findings

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUL 2021
ASIC has revealed the major concerns of financial advisers in making advice more affordable following its nine-month review.