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Land tax, not stamp duty: Report
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
A draft report into reforming GST and reducing inefficient taxes has reignited calls for the scrapping of stamp duty when buying or selling a home, to be replaced by a broad-based land tax.
QSuper culls comprehensive advice
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
The $110 billion industry fund will stop offering comprehensive advice to new customers on July 6 and cut over 50 positions, as it sees demand for holistic advice fall.
CountPlus firm buys back equity
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
A CountPlus member firm has bought back 38% of its equity from the ASX-listed advice group for $1.10 million and separately, has acquired the accounting operations of another firm.
Implemented Portfolios partners with Wealth Today
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
Implemented Portfolios (IPL) has entered into an agreement with Wealth Today to provide their financial advisers with an individually managed account (IMA) offering.
AMP approved product list under fire
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 JUL 2020
The approved product lists AMP financial advisers are beholden to have come under fire from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics.
AFA, FPA share bleak view of industry
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 30 JUN 2020
The Association of Financial Advisers and Financial Planning Association of Australia have appeared before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, sharing austere views of the financial advice industry.
Trust in advisers wanes
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 30 JUN 2020
Just 37% of retail investors believe their financial adviser always acts in their best interests, leading CFA Societies Australia to call for a strengthening of the best interest duty.
New advice compliance solution launches
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 29 JUN 2020
MyNextAdvice will develop additional solutions to help the financial advice and mortgage broking industries with compliance obligations.
Calls to investigate treatment of AMP advisers
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUN 2020
ASIC has come under pressure from a Senator to look into AMP's treatment of financial advisers, including reducing the value of its Buyer of Last Resort (BOLR) agreements.
FPA, TPB to share information
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUN 2020
The Financial Planning Association of Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tax Practitioners Board, in a move which both parties say will set out a clear framework for engagement, cooperation and proactive information sharing going ...
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