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GENERAL ADVICE - ARE YOU TEMPTED? 07 Mar 2014
Contrary to the shrieks of protest being heard in the mainstream press, the proposed removal of the ban on conflicted remuneration for general advice won’t spell an end to full advice relationships. But it will provide new opportunities for financial advice businesses to offer more cost eff ..
READY, STEADY, DIRECT. 03 Mar 2014
From 12 March 2014, the Privacy laws have been “upgraded”. Here’s what you need to do to comply if you use personal information for direct marketing. Different requirements apply to people who have: Intentionally provided their contact details to you and expect you to market to them – we’ ..
THE CREDIT HISTORY TRAP. 25 Feb 2014
Finance advisers could well see an influx of new business once the credit reporting agencies begin collecting information about repayment history. From 12 March 2014, credit providers will be able to give credit reporting bodies information about whether consumers have repaid any type of con ..
PRIVACY POLICY COMPLIANCE. 24 Feb 2014
From 12 March 2014 when the extended and enhanced privacy law takes effect, your Privacy Policy will need some additional content and must be readily available to clients. Here’s our 3 step guide to privacy policy compliance. Step 1 Review and update your privacy policy to ensure t ..
WEB ADVERTISING TIPS. 20 Feb 2014
Our second blog in our web advertising and social media series looks at restricted terms, electronic delivery of disclosure documents and advertising warnings for retail clients. Restricted terms Independent - Brokers and advisers who accept commissions or other remuneration and benefi ..
IMMINENT PRIVACY CHANGES. 19 Feb 2014
FOFA, check. New Code, check. ... In the rush to implement other regulatory developments, you might have overlooked the changes to the privacy laws. Here’s a quick guide to reviewing your privacy compliance measures to ensure they comply before the 12 March 2014 deadline. The new Australian ..
REGISTERING WHITE LABEL BRANDS. 11 Feb 2014
Whitelabelling is a common practice, but the new business name registration requirements have created unwelcome difficulties. Whitelabelling often involves permitting another business to use your business name, for example, if an insurer or a platform provider white labels a product for you ..
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING. 22 Jan 2014
ASIC has recently ‘cracked down’ on a number of financial services and credit businesses whose websites contain misleading content. Here’s some tips to ensure your website and social media doesn’t attract ASIC’s attention for the wrong reasons. The print and TV media laws and regulations ap ..
STANDING CROSS-ENDORSEMENT CONSENT. 09 Jan 2014
Seeking and giving consent to an authorised representative’s appointment by multiple licensees can be laborious, repetitive and time consuming. A Standing Cross Endorsement Consent Agreement can solve these problems! What is it? – An arrangement that consents to the appointment as an a ..
WHOLESALE MYTH NUMBER 1 - SMSFS. 19 Dec 2013
You know what a wholesale client is don’t you? Take a quick quiz to test your understanding of how the rules apply to SMSFs…. The Cyclopes SMSF is a low value fund and its trustees and beneficiaries – Medusa and Pegasus are keen to invest. The fund will be a wholesale client if:  ..
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