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SOA mismatches leading to compliance issues

31-Oct-2017 Miranda Brownlee, SMSF Adviser

SMSF practitioners need to ensure the objectives of their advice align with their recommendations, as discrepancies between the two may attract ASIC’s attention, according to a consultant.
Speaking in a webinar, Licensing for Accountants chief executive Kath Bowler said SMSF practitioners operating under a licence need to ensure that when they’re providing advice that the recommendations match what the client wanted to achieve.

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ASIC continues unlicensed advice blitz

30-Oct-2017 Miranda Brownlee, SMSF Adviser

Further accounting firms have been questioned by ASIC about their services in the past month as the regulator continues to ramp up its surveillance activities into unlicensed advice, warns an advice group. Merit Wealth accountants services director David Moss said in the past month he has continued to hear from accounting firms that have been called by ASIC in relation to advice services it suspects they may be providing.

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Delays with disputes handling causing PI claims issues

27-Oct-2017 Miranda Brownlee, SMSF Adviser

Some practitioners are taking too long to escalate client disputes to their licensing provider which is causing professional indemnity insurance claims to be denied in some cases, warns an industry lawyer.
Speaking to SMSF Adviser, Maurice Blackburn principal, superannuation and insurance, Josh Mennen said while financial advisers must follow an internal dispute resolution process and also be a member of a dispute resolution body, issues can arise where a client makes a formal complaint to an adviser, but the adviser doesn’t escalate it to their licensee within certain time frames.

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FASEA adopts education council’s degree framework

27-Oct-2017 Simon Hoyle, Professional Planner

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) will expedite its approval of degree-level education requirements for financial planners by initially adopting a framework already developed by the Financial Planning Education Council.

 

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