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Financial Planning

Aussies stick with DIY advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 5 OCT 2021
The majority of Australians continue to control their finances rather than seek the help of a professional adviser, new research suggests.

HNW advice firm opens to retail investors

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 5 OCT 2021
A high-net-worth advice firm opened its doors to retail clients, launching four investment options for entry level investors who want to build their wealth.

AIOFP petitions to delay DDO, annual renewal

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 1 OCT 2021
The Association of Independently Owned Finance Professionals is calling on lawmakers to delay two major financial advice reforms until 2022 by launching an online petition.

Adviser exam cost jumps under new bill

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 30 SEP 2021
The Better Advice Bill is proposing several changes to the mandatory financial advice exam, including substantially increasing the cost of each sitting.

AFA names Great Advice Awards winners

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 30 SEP 2021
In place of its traditional awards program this year, the Association of Financial Advisers unveiled the recipients of the inaugural Great Advice Awards.

ASIC bans adviser, cancels AFSL

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 28 SEP 2021
The corporate regulator banned a Gold Coast-based financial adviser from providing financial services for four years and cancelled the associated AFSL for failure to comply with its general obligations.

ASIC clarifies adviser exam obligations

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 23 SEP 2021
The corporate regulator is providing information for financial advisers who are unclear about their examination and qualification obligations.

AFA Foundation supports thousands in need

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 SEP 2021
In the face of COVID-19, the AFA Foundation raised just shy of $40,000 in FY21, helping 13 charities in the process.

IDII pitfalls advisers should avoid

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 SEP 2021
Financial advisers must beware the pitfalls of problematic individual disability income insurance products and avoid circumstances that could land them in trouble with the financial complaints body.

Why advisers must understand Retirement Income Covenant

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 SEP 2021
Challenger chair, retirement income Jeremy Cooper presented to the AFA conference, discussing the new Retirement Income Covenant and how it will impact advisers.