Face ID available to Bett3r and My AMP customers

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Customers of AMP’s Bett3r and My AMP wealth management apps can securely log-in to their accounts on Apple’s iPhone X using facial recognition technology. The functionality follows early adoption of fingerprint log-in technology, which continues to be available on both apps for earlier model iPhone and Android devices. Michael Weeding, AMP’s Director of Digital and […]

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ANZ Wealth prepares advisers for Life Insurance Framework (LIF) reforms

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ANZ Wealth have announced the launch of its new online LIF Hub, supporting advisers to prepare for the LIF reforms in force from 1 January 2018. The hub provides clear guidelines on how OneCare commissions will be paid once the reforms take effect, as well as highlight ongoing technology and service enhancements that aim to […]

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Dover delivers new digital workspace technology to its adviser network, partners with SuiteBox

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Fast growing privately owned Dealer Group, Dover Financial Advisers, has partnered with video workspace software firm SuiteBox to deliver cutting edge video meeting, collaboration and digital signing technology to its network of advisers, the Companies announced yesterday. SuiteBox is a digital workspace that uses technology to replicate a meeting room environment.  It allows advisers to […]

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CPD: How digital advice is propelling the ETF industry

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While digital advice – online wealth management services that provide automated, algorithm-based portfolio management advice – will never replace human advisers, it can be beneficial to complement traditional advice services with low-touch digital advice solutions to Australians currently not able to afford a traditional advice process. Digital advice providers offer investment advice options to align […]

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Quantifeed launches model portfolio of the most valued brands in the US market

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Quantifeed, Asia’s leading provider of B2B digital wealth management solutions, has announced today the launch of a new model portfolio of the most valued brands in the world. The Most Valuable Brands US strategy consists of a quantitative selection of US-listed companies with strong brands that consumers value most and with which they are most […]

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Lifebroker launches industry-first Facebook chatbot for life insurance quote comparisons

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Lifebroker, an innovative life insurance comparator, has announced the launch of Alfred, a Facebook Messenger chatbot that gives consumers 24/7 access to conversational quote comparison services. Alfred is the Australian life insurance industry’s first chatbot that compares life insurance options in real-time. Built with the support of Jade Software Corporation, Alfred was designed to respond to customer questions and […]

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Midwinter and PractiFI integrate to provide advisers with world class business management system

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PractiFI and Midwinter Financial Services have announced a software partnership which is set to streamline the financial planning advice process. Through both systems’ open API, PractiFI, the business management platform for financial services, will seamlessly integrate with AdviceOS, Midwinter’s flagship financial planning software. The integration provides users with connected access to both systems, allowing data […]

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Topdocs launches new estate planning platform

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Leading legal document provider Topdocs has announced the release of Topdocs Protect, a new online platform that enables financial planners and accountants nationwide to request online and full service estate planning documentation and services including Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney. Topdocs director Michael Spakman says Topdocs Protect provides financial planners and accountants with the […]

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Equity Trustees boosts oversight capability with global FinTech solution  

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Equity Trustees has adopted a technology solution to further boost its professional funds governance capability. “As Australia’s leading provider of Responsible Entity services, we know that to maintain our lead we need to adopt the best solutions to ensure we can adapt to an ever-changing regulatory environment” said Harvey Kalman, Executive General Manager, Corporate Trustee […]

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Financial services industry encouraged to embrace RegTech

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Industry education provider Kaplan Professional and RegTech pioneer Red Marker are encouraging licensees and organisations to ensure they are well-equipped to face increased scrutiny from the regulator. The positive reinforcement follows a recent spate of incidents involving ASIC cracking down on noncompliance and regulatory breaches. Clear examples of this being ASIC’s focus on unlicensed accountants […]

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