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Financial Planning

AFA responds to Quality of Advice Review

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 FEB 2022
The Association of Financial Advisers hopes that the upcoming industry review will listen to the voices of clients and overhaul the advice process.

FPA reschedules Congress

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 FEB 2022
The Financial Planning Association of Australia is rescheduling its annual FPA Professionals Congress to November, taking place in-person at the ICC in Sydney.

Acquisitions bolster Kelly Partners results

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 FEB 2022
Several acquisitions bolstered the performance of Kelly Partners in the six months to December, the latest financial results show.

RI Advice slapped with $6m penalty

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 FEB 2022
RI Advice was slapped with a $6 million penalty for failing to keep tabs on a representative who invested clients' money in risky and complex financial products.

FPA calls for stronger experience pathway

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 FEB 2022
The Financial Planning Association of Australia said it does not agree with the proposed changes to the experience pathway, claiming it would undermine the road to professionalism.

AFA opposes clean record requirement

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 3 FEB 2022
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has said it does not support the 'clean record' requirement proposed within the government's new policy paper on education standards, citing the untested single disciplinary body.

CFS awards platform technology mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 FEB 2022
Colonial First State awarded a major technology mandate in a bid to revamp its wrap platform.

Consumer advocates criticise advice review

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 3 FEB 2022
The Consumer Action Law Centre has concerns that the Quality of Advice Review draft terms of references forget Commissioner Hayne's findings on conflicted remuneration.

Online meetings to dominate in 2022

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 FEB 2022
Financial advisers will continue to host virtual meetings with clients in 2022 but the majority are eager to meet them face to face, a new survey shows.

Fiducian finalises People's Choice Credit Union acquisition

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 FEB 2022
Fiducian Financial Services (Fiducian) has today finalised the acquisition of People's Choice Credit Union's financial planning business (PCCU).