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Financial Planning

Midwinter scores AIA mandate

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 21 MAR 2022
Midwinter's financial advice software has been chosen to underpin AIA's recently established advice business.

ASIC issues warning to finfluencers

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 21 MAR 2022
The corporate regulator has issued information for social media influencers who discuss financial products and the licensees who use them, warning they face substantial penalties if their content contravenes financial services law.

Experienced advisers in education limbo

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 MAR 2022
Experienced financial advisers that have yet to gain a bachelor's degree or equivalent are caught in the middle of a political maelstrom promising an easier education pathway.

Adviser numbers close in on 17k

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAR 2022
The number of financial advisers is close to dipping below the 17,000 mark as more than 700 recently exited the industry.

FPA is the preferred association: Research

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 MAR 2022
The Financial Planning Association holds the lion's share of membership as nearly 40% of advisers report they are part of the professional body.

Principals' Community retains BT members

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
The newly independent Principals' Community has retained 92% of previous members after parting ways with BT Financial Group.

Startup launches risk retention option

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
A life insurance startup is launching an alternative option that targets customers who want to cancel their policy.

WT Financial Group acquires Synchron

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
ASX-listed WT Financial Group is set to acquire Synchronised Business Services for $8 million.

Mixed reviews for advice industry reviewer

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 MAR 2022
Lawyer Michelle Levy's appointment in overseeing the Quality of Advice Review has received a mixed reception from the financial advice industry.

Legal expert to lead QAR

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAR 2022
A legal expert will take the reins in leading the Quality of Advice Review, Senator Jane Hume announced this afternoon, adding that the terms of reference have also been finalised.