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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:  ..
3 KEY TIPS ON ACCOUNTANT'S CERTIFICATES. 11 Dec 2013
When can you rely on an Accountant’s Certificate at face value? When the certificate is less than 2 years old and contains the following information: Purpose – It states which wholesale client/sophisticated investor test the client meets. Assets/income – It confirms that the client has ..
CANCELLING INSURANCE BY POST. 10 Dec 2013
Three business days’ notice is required to cancel an insurance policy – but when does the three days start if the notice is sent by post? We all know that under the Insurance Contracts Act, the earliest a cancellation of insurance can take effect is 4pm on the third business day after the d ..
TRADING NAMES VS BUSINESS NAMES. 06 Dec 2013
There are important differences between trading names and business names – and different registration requirements. A trading name is the name under which a business trades or is known by. It’s also known as a business name if you carry on business under that name in Australia. Both bus ..
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