FASEA requirements for aged care advice

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The FASEA regulations have had an unsettling effect on the industry and much of the discussion to date has centred around disruption and educational and exam requirements. But now is the time to shift the focus to a more productive examination of implementation and what the standards mean for advice behaviour, delivery of client services

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White Paper calls for new approach to retirement planning

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The financial advice landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, particularly in relation to the stated requirement for advice to address likely future needs (see FASEA Code of Ethics, Standard 6). Nowhere is this more compelling than in retirement planning. The changing regulatory environment has combined with increasing longevity and frailty issues to raise the

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‘White knight’ of financial advice sector

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At a time when many have described the financial advice sector as reeling, and some advisers are saying they feel depressed and afraid about the future, there’s a good news story emerging from the wreckage – aged-care advice. The white knight of the financial advice industry may not be overtly sexy, but it’s steady, reliable

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Growing advice business amidst industry disruption

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Advisers and licensees distracted by developments in financial services may be overlooking an existing advice opportunity which is available to access a growing revenue stream. “The findings of the Royal Commission into financial services due to be released next Monday and other industry developments have left many advisers and licensees sitting on the sidelines waiting

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Survey reveals how aged care will be become an increasingly important topic of conversation

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Aged care will shift the landscape for financial planning and will become an increasingly important topic of conversation for advice professionals and consumers as revealed by an industry survey conducted jointly by Aged Care Steps and Swiss Re. Assyat David, Director at Aged Care Steps said “The survey results have wide reaching implications affecting consumers,

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Rethinking the adequacy of retirement planning

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When taking into account the costs of aged care, the current retirement planning approach taken by many advisers may fall short of predicting the real retirement income needs and leave clients with significant shortfalls. Financial planners need to adapt their approach to retirement planning to ensure their service meets the real needs of their clients.

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A Super chance to talk aged care

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Over the coming months financial advisers will meet with most of their clients to explain the changes to superannuation that take effect from 1 July 2017, to discuss the impact on each client individually and determine actions they need to take. We strongly recommend that advisers use this opportunity to broaden the conversation to include

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knowIT Group acquires Strategy Steps

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With an increasing demand for aged care advice solutions, Louise Biti and Assyat David are pleased to announce the sale of Strategy Steps to knowIT group owned by Wayne Wilson, Wendy Tyberek and Andrew Roberts. This strategic sale allows Louise and Assyat to fully focus on expanding their Aged Care Steps business and will allow

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The aged care client value proposition is key to business success

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Organising a move into residential aged care is a stressful and emotional time for an older person and their family. Building an advice service model that enables clients to outsource some of this stress is key to an adviser’s success. “Overwhelmingly, people helping their parents with a move into care will be struggling with a

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Video: AdviserVoice/Zurich FinTech Lab – Episode 10, Aged Care Steps

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Welcome to the tenth video in the FinTech Lab series. We give FinTech providers an opportunity to pitch their products, have them tested by a panel of advice professionals and be given practical feedback. In this episode, which follows on from last month’s pitch by Assyat David, from Aged Care Steps featuring the Aged Care Advice Generator

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