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AMP advisers low priority for ASIC
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JUL 2020
Senator Deborah O'Neil has revealed she was told by ASIC that AMP's Buyer of Last Resort (BOLR) agreements being altered and subsequently, slashing the value of advice businesses, was not a priority for the regulator.
Australians without advice struggle in pandemic: Research
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 10 JUL 2020
New research has revealed the true value of advice, as the mental and financial wellbeing of Australia's unadvised population suffers from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
FASEA brings back remote tests
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 10 JUL 2020
As Melbourne has returned to a strict lockdown to battle a second wave of COVID-19, FASEA has responded by bringing back remote tests.
ATO can make cost of advice cheaper: Asher
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 9 JUL 2020
In a new paper from Actuaries Institute, Anthony Asher argues financial advice can be made cheaper if the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides some of the data necessary for good advice.
Generation gap opens up in financial advice
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JUL 2020
There is a gaping void between what consumers once wanted from financial advice and what they want now and it's being accelerated by COVID-19, according to research from KPMG.
Sequoia acquires advice firm
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JUL 2020
Sequoia Financial Group has entered into a purchase of assets agreement with financial advice firm Total Cover Australia, through the company's subsidiary InterPrac Securities.
Land tax, not stamp duty: Report
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
A draft report into reforming GST and reducing inefficient taxes has reignited calls for the scrapping of stamp duty when buying or selling a home, to be replaced by a broad-based land tax.
QSuper culls comprehensive advice
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
The $110 billion industry fund will stop offering comprehensive advice to new customers on July 6 and cut over 50 positions, as it sees demand for holistic advice fall.
CountPlus firm buys back equity
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
A CountPlus member firm has bought back 38% of its equity from the ASX-listed advice group for $1.10 million and separately, has acquired the accounting operations of another firm.
Implemented Portfolios partners with Wealth Today
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
Implemented Portfolios (IPL) has entered into an agreement with Wealth Today to provide their financial advisers with an individually managed account (IMA) offering.
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