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An Important Lesson For Us All From The Royal Commission

 12th February 2019 by gihan

Last week, Kenneth Haynes, commissioner of Australia’s Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, handed in his final report, which included 76 recommendations for reform.

It’s a More ...

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Financial Advisers: Trends that will Shape the Profession in 2019

 15th January 2019 by gihan

It’s been a challenging year for many in the financial services industry, and you don’t need to be a futurist to see some of the immediate changes ahead, for example:

  • Increased monitoring and oversight from ASIC, backed by the Government
  • The end of the vertically integrated model
  • An acceleration of advisers leaving the industry

But what other changes can we expect, especially from trends and technology outside More ...

The Australian Fintech Landscape

 25th September 2018 by gihan

I’ve been doing a lot of work in the financial services industry recently, and it’s an area that has been facing a lot of disruption recently.

Of course, there’s the Financial Services Royal Commission, which is due to deliver More ...

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The Busy Adviser’s Secret to Lifelong Clients

 29th January 2018 by gihan

In a business environment where clients have more choices and information than ever before, keeping in touch with clients – and providing value – is not just about FoFA, the FSI, or compliance – it’s just good business.

Do your clients only More ...

The #1 Skill to Future Proof Your Business

 28th December 2017 by gihan

I have TPD insurance with AIA. That’s no big deal, of course – thousands of Australians are insured with AIA. But an interesting feature of my AIA insurance is that I get a 10% discount on all my Qantas domestic flights. As a professional speaker More ...

Forever Young – Life Extension Science

 21st December 2017 by gihan

In 2015, then-Treasurer Joe Hockey was ridiculed for suggesting that some children alive right now could live to 150. But experts in anti-ageing – or “life extension science”, as it’s known – support his claim. It’s More ...

What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You – Disruption in the Mortgage Broking Industry

 21st April 2017 by gihan

The release this week of the Sedgwick Report brings yet another major change to this fast-changing industry. If you’re a broker, you might despair because it places even tighter controls over your business, while at the same time you’re More ...

Financial Services Firms:Staying Ahead of the Game In Our Fast, Flat and Free World

 2nd March 2015 by gihan

Financial services firms in Australia continue to face uncertainty through government regulation (FoFA and FSI), market conditions, increasing competition, and online services. Smart practices who see opportunity in this volatile environment can stand More ...

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