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Caddick SMSF clients should recoup all funds: Lawyer

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 15 DEC 2023
While there are good indications that Melissa Caddick's victims will recoup most of their funds, the lawyer spearheading the latest class action believes that SMSF clients should get all their money back.

BT signposts key issues for advisers in 2024

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023
BT has forecast that the unexpected surge in Australian property values, fuelled by population growth and a housing shortage in major cities, is set to galvanise financial advice discussions focused on superannuation and tax strategies.

New enhancements to Expand, CFS Edge

CHLOE WALKER  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023
Insignia Financial (Insignia)'s flagship platform Expand Essential has made enhancements to its menu, while Colonial First State (CFS) has added new options to CFS Edge.

AMP revamps Jigsaw Advice Solutions

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023
AMP is reinventing the Jigsaw business to serve more self-licensed financial advisers.

Advisers, accountants ramp up partnerships

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2023
Putting an old rivalry behind, financial advice practices are increasingly joining forces with accounting firms as the former seeks to meet clients' demand for holistic advice that includes taxation.

FSCP issues another registration prohibition order

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2023
The Financial Services and Credit Panel (FSCP) made another registration prohibition order against a financial adviser who tried to recommend an SMSF and investment products that were not suitable to a client.

Young investors fall prey to bad social media advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2023
Over one third (34%) of investors have acted on financial information seen online or on social media that ended up being misleading or factually incorrect, a new survey reveals.

UK to overhaul advice affordability, access

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 12 DEC 2023
The UK government is proposing major changes to make financial advice more accessible and affordable to everyday people as only 8% of consumers call upon the services of financial advisers.

FSCP serves up registration prohibition order

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023
The Financial Services and Credit Panel (FSCP) has slapped a financial adviser with a "registration prohibition order" for being insolvent under administration.

Insignia, WT Financial complete Millennium3 transfer

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023
Just weeks after the acquisition was announced, Insignia Financial and WT Financial Group have finalised the transfer of Millennium3, adding 75 practices to the latter's network.