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Advisers who failed FASEA exam granted extension

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUN 2021
Senator Jane Hume is allowing candidates who have failed the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) exam twice to re-sit it in 2022.

CountPlus acquisitions boost revenue by $9.4m

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUN 2021
The 11 financial advice and accounting firms CountPlus has acquired this financial year are anticipated to bring in $9.4 million in revenue.

Lumiant raises capital, adds to board

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 JUN 2021
Fintech Lumiant is seeking more funding as it adds the expertise of two financial advice executives to its board.

Court orders new group definition in CBA advice class action

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 JUN 2021
Clients who claimed Commonwealth Bank financial advisers put them in expensive CMLA life insurance policies instead of cheaper alternatives have been asked to narrow their group definition.

WealthO2 launches adviser app

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 JUN 2021
WealthO2 has launched an app for financial advisers and their clients to help them manage their investment and superannuation information.

AWS swaps to boutique licensee

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 22 JUN 2021
Australian Wealth Solutions has bowed out of its licence with Garvan Financial Planning after it folded into IOOF and moved across to ASVW Financial Services.

Advisers turn to ETFs during COVID

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
Financial advisers' appetite for exchange-traded funds has more than doubled since the global pandemic hit as new trading data shows that index funds are providing better means of diversification.

AFA defends industry against Labor attack

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers has slammed the Labor Party's attack on financial advisers, which paints the profession as dodgy and continues to rip-off consumers.

J.P. Morgan acquires digital wealth manager

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
J.P. Morgan Chase has acquired a digital wealth manager in a move to further its launch of Chase as a digital bank in the UK later this year.

AAT dismisses adviser ban appeal

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021
A former RI Advice Group financial adviser's appeal to overturn his permanent banning order has been dismissed by the appeals tribunal.