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Financial Planning

Super, ASIC beneficiaries of advice challenges: Hearing

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 30 JUL 2021
Yesterday's Standing Committee hearings on financial advice suggested the corporate regulator and industry superannuation funds are the only ones benefiting from increasing costs.

Broken advice industry shuns everyday Aussies: AFA

KARREN VERGARA, ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 29 JUL 2021
The alarming rate that financial advice is increasingly becoming unaffordable for everyday Australians further cements the position of the rich and powerful, an inquiry heard this morning.

IOOF advice outflows soar

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 29 JUL 2021
The wealth manager recorded significant outflows in its financial advice business as advisers departed following its transformation strategy.

FYG launches advice delivery platform

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUL 2021
Boutique financial advice group FYG Planners has rolled out a new platform to improve the advice delivery process and increase client engagement.

AFA slams skyrocketing ASIC levy

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUL 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers fears that ASIC's FY21 industry levy will blow out even more than its estimates.

Commonwealth FP under review, partially offloaded

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUL 2021
Commonwealth Bank has transferred part of Commonwealth Financial Planning to AIA, with the remainder of the business now subject to a strategic review.

Advice association shutters

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUL 2021
A financial advice industry association, which had been vocal in boycotting the FASEA exam and fighting to retain life commissions, has shuttered.

Robo advice potential skyrockets

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUL 2021
The Australian robo advice industry has doubled its potential market size over the last two years, new research shows.

Lumiant launches fact find module

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUL 2021
Lumiant has launched a free module for its adviser customers to enhance its fact find process by including a survey to understand clients' ideal outcomes.

Advice firm acquires investment consultant

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 JUL 2021
A Melbourne-based financial advice firm has acquired a boutique investment consultant for an undisclosed amount.