Govt stares down super lobby on changes

26-Aug-2016|By Sarah Kendell

Treasurer Scott Morrison has re-stated the government’s intention to pass its proposed superannuation tax concession reforms in their entirety, saying “99 per cent of people” would be unaffected by the changes. Addressing a.. Read More

Profession needs to plan for diversity


Engaging the next generation of financial planners should involve an inclusive approach that will help increase diversity and encourage more women to join the profession, according to the FPA. Speaking to financ.. Read More

Perpetual optimistic despite flat market


Perpetual remains confident in its business strategy and will continue to seek out quality acquisitions, particularly within the high net worth advice space, according to chief executive Geoff Lloyd. Speaking to.. Read More

Adviser growth strangled by red tape


The only currency that matters in the provision of financial advice is trust, however more work needs to be done to reduce the regulatory hurdles standing in the way of building real connections with clients, accordi.. Read More

Opinion – Digital backs up advisers’ role


Times have changed. In the good old days, you might have been able to live on the interest generated by your savings account but record low interest rates are forcing us to take more risks with our money just to main.. Read More

Advice arm drives Mortgage Choice result


Home loan and financial services company Mortgage Choice has seen “impressive growth” in its financial planning arm, recording a year-on-year gross profit increase of 38 per cent for the 2016 financial ye.. Read More

Attitude to managed accounts needs changing


Managed accounts should be treated as an advice solution rather than a product solution and were increasingly vital to the way in which dealer groups interacted with their clients, according to Shadforth Financial Gr.. Read More

Nearly half of EGM forms deemed invalid


The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) yesterday said it had reviewed the 230 forms received calling for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) and found over 100 to be invalid. The forms could therefore n.. Read More

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