Synchron responds to Banking Royal Commission Final Report

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Synchron believes the Royal Commission Final Report will act as a catalyst to move the advice profession forward. “We have experienced many years of upheaval and reform but now have some certainty around how the advice profession can move on from the past and into a better future,” said Synchron Director, Don Trapnell. Mr Trapnell […]

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Synchron calls on life insurers to back the separation of risk and financial planning advice

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Synchron is urging life insurers to back its call for the separation of risk advice and financial planning advice. “Australians need access to both life insurance advisers and financial planning advisers, but in our experience, these are usually two separate people and two separate disciplines,” said Synchron Director, Don Trapnell. Mr Trapnell argued that if there […]

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Synchron responds to FASEA CPD standard

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On first reading, Synchron cautiously supports the latest approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) put forward by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), which was recently released for consultation via a legislative instrument. Synchron Director, John Prossor said, “While we have yet to examine it in detail, on face value it appears reasonable. The increase in CPD […]

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Synchron launches new app for advisers

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In its quest to further leverage technology for the benefit of its advisers, Synchron has unveiled a second smart phone app. Called the Synchron Prof Development app, it follows on the heels of the Synchron Conference app launched last year. Similar to the Conference app, the PD day app allows advisers to view and register […]

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Over-prescriptive education could kill life insurance advice

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The Government’s approach to adviser education has the potential to kill life insurance advice, according to Synchron Director, Don Trapnell. “A mass retirement date for life insurance advisers is looming and that date is 31 December 2023,” Mr Trapnell said. “Recent indications are that up to 75 per cent of advisers plan to exit the […]

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Synchron appoints Matthew Wallis NSW State Manager

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Synchron has appointed Synchron adviser Matthew Wallis as its new NSW State Manager.  Mr Wallis will succeed Paul Del Grande who has resigned in order to focus on his financial advice practice, InSync Financial Services. Based in Sydney, Mr Wallis has been a Synchron financial adviser for the past five years and will be selling […]

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Synchron welcomes Dunsford Financial Planning

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Dunsford Financial Planning, headed up by Mark Dunsford, is the most recent advice business to become a Synchron Authorised Representative. Based in Victoria, the multi-million business was a part-owner of Now Financial Group, which held its own AFSL, but left the group in order to join Synchron. Dunsford Financial Planning was recently bought by private equity firm […]

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Synchron appoints new South Australia/Northern Territory state manager

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Synchron has appointed former Head of Financial Planning SA & NT – AMP Group, Chris Regenass, as its South Australia/Northern Territory State Manager. Mr Regenass succeeds Synchron’s former SA/NT State Manager, Sheridan Wright who has resigned in order to accept a senior management role with Perpetual. Based in Adelaide, Mr Regenass has a 22-year history of […]

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Vale Gerry Porter

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Synchron is mourning the loss of former Queensland State Manager and friend Gerry Porter, who passed away on Saturday 29 July 2017. Mr Porter was a Synchron adviser for 16 years and managed Synchron’s affairs in Queensland for almost ten years. Synchron Director, Don Trapnell, said that on Mr Porter’s retirement from the State Manager […]

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Synchron NextGen Conference at capacity

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Almost two months out from Synchron’s annual NextGen conference and the event for young advisers and sales executives is already at capacity. “We have a total of 64 places for NextGen advisers and industry BDMs and they have all been filled,” said Synchron Director, Don Trapnell. “We believe this is because NextGen is a one-of-a-kind conference in […]

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