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Female CFPs more invested in financial planning

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 14 MAY 2021
A new survey reveals that women with the Certified Financial Planner designation are more focused on holistic yet detailed advice and can build client trust better than male counterparts.

Digital fact-find gains momentum

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
A new digital fact-finding solution, which is saving financial advisers nearly six hours per client, has snapped up partnerships with Centrepoint Alliance and other mid-tier licensees.

Advice practices set to benefit from tax cuts

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
Small business owners, like financial planners, are set to benefit from the 30% tax rate reducing to 25% from 1 July 2021.

CBA adds $32m to advice remediation bill

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
The Commonwealth Bank has upped its indemnity bill to $252 million for dodgy financial advisers who were part of its former subsidiary Count Financial.

Low FASEA pass rate continues

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
The March FASEA exam results show that January's lower pass rate may become a trend in 2021.

More flexibility for retirees

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The government has introduced more flexibility for older Australians by abolishing the work test, extending access to downsizer contributions and improving the Pension Loan Scheme.

Personal, business tax cuts revealed

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The government has retained the low-and-middle income tax offset (LMITO) for another year and introduced a tax cut for small to medium businesses in the 2021/22 budget in a bid to create more jobs and support business investment.

Aged care expenditure to jump 37%

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The aged care sector is set for a major boost to address problems raised in the Royal Commission and prepare for the coming wave of aging retirees.

Fiducian acquires Adelaide adviser's FUA

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
Fiducian Financial Services paid $495,000 to acquire $23 million of advice assets from a North Adelaide adviser exiting the industry.

Global institute launches free expat advice resources

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 7 MAY 2021
A global institute is opening its membership and resources for free to financial advisers who want to service Australian expatriates.