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CountPlus adds to board, acquires member firm
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2020
CountPlus has named a new member of its board and acquired a new practice to add to its growing network.
Sweeping tax cuts announced
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
The government has implemented a raft of tax relief measures for individuals and businesses in the 2020/21 budget in an effort to boost consumption in the economy and support business investment.
Another MLC advice firm exits group
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
A former MLC-licensed financial advice firm has left the dealer group following the IOOF takeover to join FYG Planners Group.
FASEA releases more Code of Ethics guidance
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
FASEA has released a draft Financial Planners & Advisers Code of Ethics 2019 Guide for consultation. The draft is intended to provide an explanation of the application of the code.
Pandemic proves value of advice: FPA
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
The pandemic has been integral in highlighting the value of financial advice, according to new research.
82% of advisers pass August FASEA exam
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 1 OCT 2020
FASEA has released the results of the August exam, with 82% passing. The results mean 46% of advisers on the ASIC Financial Adviser Register have now passed the compulsory exam.
CountPlus member firm makes acquisition
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 1 OCT 2020
CountPlus has continued its goal to generate scale with one of its member firms completing a tuck-in acquisition of a separate member firm.
Financial advice firms facing failure: Dynamic Asset Consulting
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 28 SEP 2020
Dynamic Asset Consulting (DAC) has warned that financial advisers are putting their businesses and their clients at serious risk by implementing traditional strategic asset allocation (SAA) portfolios.
NowInfinity founders join boutique
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
The founders of NowInfinity have joined a boutique firm that specialises in helping businesses with their succession plans.
ASIC extends advice, capital raising provisions
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
ASIC has extended the relief to financial advice that relates to the early release of superannuation scheme as well as certain capital raisings due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.
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