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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Referrals to Synchron Medical quadruple in 12 months

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Referrals to Synchron Medical, a service established to help Synchron advisers manage and monitor medical requirements for insurance clients, have more than quadrupled in a 12-month period. “In 2015, there were 550 referrals to Synchron Medical from Synchron advisers. In 2016 there were 2,270,” said Synchron director, Don Trapnell. “That is a phenomenal increase which […]

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Advisers rise to meet challenges despite the rising cost of being in business

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Financial advisers are demonstrating a commendable commitment to their profession in the face of considerable commercial pressure, according to Synchron Director, John Prossor. “It is a testament to the commitment of financial advisers that they continue to provide their incredibly valuable service to their clients despite constant financial challenges,” he said. Mr Prossor said that […]

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Synchron launches app for advisers

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Synchron’s drive to best leverage innovative technology has seen it launch its inaugural event app for advisers. The event app operates as an informational and functional tool which enables advisers to view and register for events, scan attendance details, rate content, communicate via social media and more. Plus, it automatically registers CPD points based on […]

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Synchron goes national

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Synchron has appointed Sheridan Wright as its South Australia/Northern Territory State Manager in a move which will make Synchron a truly national licensee. In making the announcement, Synchron Director Don Trapnell said the appointment means Synchron is now one of the very few licensees with manager representation in every state of Australia. “Our expansion clearly […]

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The end of the affair?

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Synchron has revealed progress on a term level life insurance offer being developed by AIA Australia (AIAA) which Synchron Director, Don Trapnell said will help end the industry’s love affair with yearly renewable premium rates. Speaking at Synchron’s recent Sydney Professional Development Day, Mr Trapnell said, “Australia is the only country in the world that […]

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Fees for service not necessarilty a hallmark of professionalism

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Synchron Director, Don Trapnell says the financial advice industry has its head in the clouds if it sincerely believes a fee-for-service model for risk advice is a more professional way to charge clients than a commissions model. “There is an argument that to be more professional, advisers should charge a fee – either a fee […]

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Slow and steady wins the growth race

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Synchron has announced it is aiming for a conservative net growth of 9-10 per cent per annum over the next two years, a rate which would lift the number of authorised representatives under its banner from 427 to 500 by September 2018. Based on current numbers, this growth would make Synchron the second largest licensee […]

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10 Years On Synchron NextGen Graduates Continue to Excel

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Ten years on, Synchron’s NextGen initiative is proving extremely successful, with around 450 financial advisers and sales executives graduating from its rigorous bootcamp-style conference, including some of the industry’s highest profile and award-winning players. “NextGen is a commitment by Synchron to the future generations of our industry,” said Don Trapnell, Director, Synchron. “And it’s clear […]

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