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Financial Planning

FASEA exam pass rate drops

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
The financial adviser exam pass rate continues to dwindle as less than two-thirds of financial advisers passed the July exam sitting.

WTL posts $3.3m loss

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
WT Financial Group (WTL) reported a huge loss in FY21 as a result of its restructuring efforts.

Lockdowns see uptick in advice seekers

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 30 AUG 2021
New figures have revealed that Australian families are feeling the pressure of lockdowns, with more enquiries about divorce and an increase in those seeking financial advice.

Financial adviser levy to drop

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 30 AUG 2021
The federal government has announced the ASIC levy paid by financial advisers will revert back to 2018/19 levels for the next two years, saving the sector at least $46 million.

CountPlus profit plummets

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 27 AUG 2021
The ASX-listed advice and accounting group recorded a 59% drop in net profit to $7.1 million as grandfathered commissions came to a halt and COVID-19 impacted the business.

IOOF posts $143.5m loss for FY21

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021
IOOF reported an underlying net loss after tax of $143.5 million for FY21, as it cleans out legacy arrangements and integrates recent acquisitions.

Madison delivers for Clime one year on

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021
One year after it was acquired, Madison Financial Group has helped boost the performance of parent company Clime Investment Management.

Douugh rolls out robo-advice

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 AUG 2021
The Australian fintech launched an integrated robo-advice service for its US customers, while its current Australian robo-adviser will shortly fold into this offering.

Dealer group awards mandate

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 AUG 2021
A dealer group has moved a large global equities mandate to a boutique fund manager.

ClearView offloads advice unit

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 AUG 2021
ClearView is divesting its financial advice business for $15.2 million to another ASX-listed firm.