AFA and FPA team up to form Life Insurance Task Force

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) have teamed up to form a Life Insurance Task Force, two years out from ASIC’s review of the Life Insurance Framework (LIF). AFA CEO, Philip Kewin, said the task force has been set up in order to have a combined association approach to the future […]

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Super changes: What you need to know

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Changes to insurance in super accounts come into force on 1 July. How does this affect you? Get ready, there are changes coming to superannuation on 1 July that’s likely to affect three million Aussies – are you one of them? The chances are you will be, if either your employer or you haven’t contributed […]

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FASEA approves higher education Graduate Diplomas and Bridging Courses

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The Standards Authority has confirmed its approval of a first round of Graduate Diplomas and Bridging Courses from select Higher Education Providers as part of its education standard for financial advisers. FASEA’s review of the courses follows an application from each of the Higher Education Providers listed below. The approval is recognition of the alignment […]

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Industry combines to urge Australians to understand and act ahead of Protecting Your Super changes on 1 July

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Two of Australia’s peak representative bodies in financial services have combined to create a public education campaign around the upcoming Protecting Your Super changes taking effect on 1 July. The campaign, titled “When did you last check your super”, was developed by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) and the Financial Services Council (FSC), on […]

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2019 AFA Conference: United

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Where others see challenges, the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) sees opportunities. That is the thinking behind the AFA’s 2019 Conference (the Conference) in Adelaide this August. “The theme for this year’s conference is united,” says AFA CEO Philip Kewin. “It is built on the premise that when members of the financial advice community come […]

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Shadow economic team shows commitment to policy development

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The appointment of five Shadow Ministers to the Labor Party’s economic portfolios shows a genuine commitment to policy development that has been welcomed by the SMSF Association. Association CEO John Maroney says: “We congratulate the new appointments to the Shadow Opposition economic portfolios, welcoming Dr Jim Chalmers as Shadow Treasurer, Katy Gallagher as Shadow Minister […]

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FPA Wellbeing program launched to support mental health as members transition to new professional standards

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced the launch of FPA Wellbeing, a free comprehensive health and wellbeing program providing confidential support by qualified counsellors and psychologists for FPA members, amid unprecedented change in the emerging financial planning profession. According to the National Mental Health Commission, the cost of mental ill-health in Australia […]

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FPA welcomes financial services focus in new Morrison Government

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) welcomes the appointment of Senator Jane Hume as Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology as a clear indication of a strategic focus on financial services in the re-elected Coalition Government. The FPA looks forward to engaging with the Assistant Minister on priority issues impacting the […]

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Government’s super, financial services focus gets tick of approval

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The appointment of two new ministers to the Government’s economic team, Senator Jane Hume as Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, and Michael Sukkar as Assistant Treasurer, has been welcomed by the SMSF Association. Association CEO John Maroney says these appointments, coupled with the return of Josh Frydenberg as Treasurer and Senator […]

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FASEA opens Foreign Qualifications Assessment Service

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To meet the education and training standards of the Corporations Act, financial advisers holding a foreign qualification are required to apply to FASEA for approval of their qualification. FASEA has released its online Foreign Qualifications Assessment Service form. The form enables persons with qualifications obtained outside of Australia to apply to FASEA for approval of […]

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