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15 January 2020 - Knowledge
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds should be exempted from the Government’s new design and distribution regime
06 November 2019 - Knowledge
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is receiving an average 200 complaints per day from Australian consumers.
22 October 2019 - Knowledge
APRA has chosen not to appeal the Federal Court decision to dismiss its court action against IOOF, which alleged the wealth giant had failed to act in the best interests of its superannuation members, but is considering reshaping its super supervision.
08 October 2019 - Knowledge
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) welcomes today’s release of a review of the funding of financial counselling services, which recognises the valuable service of the valuable service provided by financial counsellors all around Australia.
25 September 2019 - Knowledge
The court has dismissed APRA’s application for a finding that IOOF entities, directors and executives had contravened their obligations under the Superannuation Industry Supervision Act 1993. Accordingly, the case cannot proceed to a hearing on penalties, including disqualification.
10 September 2019 - Knowledge
ASIC has cancelled the Australian financial services licence of Platinum Perpetual Global Private Wealth Pty Ltd, based in Perth (AFSL 508415). It is alleged by WAPF that the advisor misappropriated approximately $948,236.96 of clients’ funds without authority to do so.
26 August 2019 - Knowledge
ASIC is investigating the progress of transition away from grandfathered conflicted remuneration arrangements for financial advisers. The investigation will review the steps taken by industry participants from 1 July 2019 until the 2021 deadline.
12 August 2019 - Knowledge
Former employees and officers of superannuation funds and their service providers should be granted the same level of whistle-blower protections as those still working for funds, according to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST).
31 July 2019 - Knowledge
The majority of Financial Standard's readership agrees the calculation of deeming rates should be appointed to an external, independent body.
15 July 2019 - Knowledge
Over 50 financial services and credit licensees have had their licenses formally suspended or cancelled by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) after failing to obtain membership of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).