Newspaper icon
The latest issue of Financial Standard now available as an e-newspaper
READ NOW

Count completes Diverger acquisition

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024
Count has finalised the acquisition of Diverger as the latter officially delists from the ASX today.

Advice PDMs, BDMs at inflection point: Survey

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024
Professional and business development managers are growing increasingly dissatisfied in their current roles as many flagged their exit over the next three years, a new survey finds.

DASS settlement pending court approval, victims urged to claim

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2024
The federal court will soon determine if it will approve the $16 million to settle the class action against E&P Financial Group as some victims of Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services (DASS) are running out of time to make a claim.

Centrepoint Alliance targets further growth with new platform

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024
Centrepoint Alliance is working to launch a new, "competitively priced" IDPS and superannuation platform, a strategic initiative outlined as it posts $140.5 million in gross revenues for 1H24 and $4.9 million in profits.

Canna Campbell slapped with $114k legal bill

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024
A judge has ordered financial adviser Canna Campbell to pay $113,791.50 in legal costs after she was found guilty of trademark infringement.

Super funds in pole position for expanded advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024
Superannuation funds will have a leg up over life insurers and banks once the federal government implements its proposal to expand financial advice.

Five megatrends shaping financial services: McCrindle

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 23 FEB 2024
Demographic change, virtuous consumerism, the grandparent economy, AI acceleration, and social reconnection are the five megatrends shaping the future of SMSF and financial services businesses, according to McCrindle Research principal Mark McCrindle.

How advisers protect themselves from 'rogue' clients

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 FEB 2024
Financial advisers should not overlook simple yet powerful strategies when it comes to protecting themselves from "rogue" clients, according to a law expert.

Morrison divestment lifts Sequoia profits

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 23 FEB 2024
Sequoia Financial Group reported an "abnormally high" net profit after tax (NPAT), coming in 4317% higher than the prior corresponding period. However, it also flagged "several" complaints to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) that ...

Insignia details transformation progress

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
Insignia Financial's share price is up some 12% after it posted a marginal increase in underlying profit and reported all its strategic priorities being on-track.