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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Synchron advisers express interest in investment solutions

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Less than two months since launch, almost one in four Synchron advisers who has seen the Valant Capital investment solutions offer, has expressed interest. Valant Capital is a new company created to provide leading platform, investment and insurance solutions to Synchron advisers. Valant Capital is the distributor of the High Wrap Investment Account, Superannuation Account

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Valant Capital to provide Synchron advisers with investment solutions

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A new company, Valant Capital, has been created to provide leading platform, investment and insurance solutions to the advisers of Australia’s largest non-institutional licensee, Synchron. In a strategic decision made by the Synchron Board and in response to adviser demand, the investment solution offered by Valant Capital broadens Synchron’s value proposition to its now over

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Synchron appoints new Queensland State Manager

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Synchron, Australia’s leading non-institutionally aligned licensee, has announced the appointment of Gee Vas to the role of State Manager for Queensland. The appointment follows on from the announcement of the retirement of current State Manager Gerry Porter, made at yesterday’s Synchron PD Day in Brisbane. “We are thrilled to have someone of Gee’s calibre and experience

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NextGen enters double digits

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Australia’s leading non-aligned licensee Synchron is celebrating 10 years of NextGen, announcing Alice Springs as the destination for NextGen 2016. Established in 2006 and open to Synchron advisers and sales executives aged 40-years and under, the NextGen initiative helped bring the average age of a Synchron adviser down from 59 in 2006 to now 48.

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Synchron wins Payroll Tax Argument

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Leading non-institutional licensee, Synchron, has scored a significant win for Australian financial services licensees on the issue of payroll tax. Synchron Director, Don Trapnell said the State Revenue Office (SRO) Victoria had assessed that Synchron was liable to pay payroll tax in relation to the commissions and fees it collects on behalf of some of

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SyncAdvsr to integrate with Xero

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Australia’s leading non-institutionally aligned licensee Synchron has announced its recently launched adviser software SyncAdvsr will soon be integrated with Xero. Synchron director Don Trapnell said the dealer group is in the final stages of talks that will see SyncAdvsr integrate with the accounting software. “A partnership with Xero will provide our advisers with complete confidence

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