Super reforms get SMSF Association tick of approval

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The SMSF Association has thrown its weight behind the superannuation reforms introduced into the Parliament last week, believing they will improve accountability and member outcomes. The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, introduced a raft of changes that include establishing the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), closing a salary sacrificing loophole, implementing the […]

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AFA and Zurich Announce Adviser of the Year and Practice of the Year Finalists

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and Zurich have announced the finalists in the prestigious 2017 AFA Adviser of the Year and Practice of the Year Awards (the Awards). The Awards are presented to extraordinary and visionary advisers and practices, recognising qualities of leadership, innovation, customer focus and professional excellence. The Adviser of the Year […]

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Super system needs ‘sustained period’ of stability

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The SMSF Association has told the Productivity Commission that a lack of stability in the superannuation system is an impediment to an efficient superannuation system that can deliver the best retirement savings outcomes for fund members. “The system needs a sustained period of stability free from significant changes, especially changes to taxation settings, to allow […]

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ANZ and AFA announce finalists for the 2017 Rising Star of the Year award

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ANZ and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has announced the six finalists for the 2017 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award. Now in its 13th year, the award recognises advisers with a maximum four years’ experience, who have made a valuable contribution during their short time in the industry. Don Sillar, Head of […]

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TAL and the AFA reveal Female Excellence in Advice Award finalists

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TAL, Australia’s leading life insurance specialist, and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has announced the finalists for the Female Excellence in Advice (FEIA) Award. The finalists are in the running to receive a $15,000 tailored education package to further their professional development. A joint initiative by TAL and the AFA, the FEIA Award celebrates […]

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FPA’s partnership with Banqer to boost financial literacy in schools

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has launched a partnership with Banqer, an online interactive learning tool designed to assist teaching financial literacy and help boost motivation in primary school classrooms. Schools introduced to Banqer by FPA members will have access to the online program, as well as qualified support from a financial planner. […]

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ANZIIF and AIMS sign agreement providing the members service providers network with ANZIIF membership

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The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has entered an agreement with A&I Member Services (AIMS) that will see all members of the service provider equipped with an ANZIIF membership. ‘Austbrokers and IBNA, via AIMS, have entered a new phase of their relationship with ANZIIF. Education is the cornerstone to any […]

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Winners of the 2017 Australian Insurance Industry Awards announced

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The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Asia Insurance Review (AIR), are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Australian Insurance Industry Awards. Held at The Star in Sydney and hosted by Australian comedian Peter Rowsthorn, the awards recognise the great achievements of insurance companies and insurance professionals. […]

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Influential couples to close out FPA Professionals Congress in style

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is thrilled to announce the 2017 FPA Professionals Congress will conclude with a dynamic conversation featuring three influential Australian couples exploring how partnerships are built on shared values, personal goals and providing support. Waleed Aly and Dr Susan Carland, Paul and Dr Tami Roos, and Paul and Alicia […]

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Additional funding for SG Taskforce gets SMSF Association backing

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The SMSF Association has endorsed the decision by the Government to provide the Australian Tax Office (ATO) with additional funding for a Superannuation Guarantee Taskforce to ensure employers comply with their Superannuation Guarantee (SG) obligations. The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, announced yesterday a crackdown on employer non-compliance with the SG, saying […]

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