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How to attract high net worth clients
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 15 FEB 2021
The latest Netwealth The Advisable Australian report has revealed the attitudes of potential financial advice clients when it comes to brand affinity, finding that higher incomes bring higher expectations.
Wage subsidy to rescue advice industry
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 12 FEB 2021
With just 65 new names appearing on the ASIC Financial Adviser Register in 2020, the rapid decline in adviser numbers has industry experts calling for a wage subsidy to incentivise advice practices to take hire graduates.
Banks return $1.2bn for bad advice
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 12 FEB 2021
Six of Australia's largest banks have paid or offered a total of $1.24 billion in compensation to customers, according to new ASIC figures.
Wilsons starts Canberra office
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 8 FEB 2021
The 125-year-old advice and stockbroking firm is establishing a Canberra office, as two financial advisers based in the region join from Elston.
Wage subsidy needed for new entrants: AFA
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 4 FEB 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers has called on the government to provide a wage subsidy to financial advice practices to encourage employment of new entrants needing to complete their professional year.
Australians Googling for advice
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 FEB 2021
Online searches for 'financial advice' by Australians increased by 18% last year to 14,800 in average monthly searches compared to 2019, according to Allan Gray research on search and engagement trends.
FPA calls for levy overhaul
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 FEB 2021
The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has recommended a review of the financial advice industry levy ahead of this year's federal budget.
High Court dismisses Westpac appeal
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 FEB 2021
The High Court has affirmed the Federal Court's 2019 decision that two Westpac subsidiaries provided unlicensed personal financial advice.
Sequoia completes acquisitions
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 2 FEB 2021
Seqouia Financial Group's subsidiary Docs Centre has completed the acquisition of corporate registry firm Panthercorp from Easton Investments and finalised a purchase of assets.
Reference checks should cover all advice: FPA
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 1 FEB 2021
Reference checks should be extended to general advice and to anyone that has the ability to influence the financial advice process, according to the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
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