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It’s time for a reckoning on FOFA

It’s time for a reckoning on FOFA

The major bank lobby group now wants to fix the Future of Financial Advice framework, but it was one of the major players in trying to water it down as much possible. It owes the community an apology.

Financial planning isn’t even close to being a profession, and that’s the problem

Financial planning isn’t even close to being a profession, and that’s the problem

The poor quality and lack of professionalism of financial planners is a huge problem for all Australians.

Government committee insists ‘nothing to see here’ on gutting of FOFA

Government committee insists ‘nothing to see here’ on gutting of FOFA

The government has flagged it will push on with attempts to gut financial advice consumer protections even as financial advice regulation has gone into meltdown.

Government’s support for FOFA repeal looking thinner than ever

Government’s support for FOFA repeal looking thinner than ever

The banking cartel is the only remaining supporter of the government's repeal of FOFA -- and its defence is getting increasingly difficult.

Did the pensioners save financial consumer protection?

Did the pensioners save financial consumer protection?

Opposition from two key groups created a major impediment to the government's repeal of FOFA. And both, surprisingly, are Coalition heartland.

No case for standing aside, but Sinodinos couldn’t have done his job

No case for standing aside, but Sinodinos couldn’t have done his job

There were no grounds for Arthur Sinodinos to stand aside, but with all the attention he couldn't have done his job at a crucial moment in his quest to gut FOFA.

Wilkie casts doubt on FOFA reforms

Wilkie casts doubt on FOFA reforms

The fate of major pro-consumer reforms to the financial planning industry is uncertain, with independents swayed by a major grassroots lobbying campaign.

Financial planners and the irony of ‘free riders’

Financial planners and the irony of ‘free riders’

The Financial Planning Assocation is targeting what it calls "free riders" in the wealth management industry. Funny that ...

Financial planners talk candidly about wealth management

Financial planners talk candidly about wealth management

An angry debate among financial planners has revealed some of the serious problems in the wealth management industry.

Germany, it’s kidnapping: Australia, it’s other financial planning conflicts

Germany, it’s kidnapping: Australia, it’s other financial planning conflicts

The conflicts still prevalent in Australia’s system of financial planning are substantial, but not quite as bad as the German pensioners kidnapping their financial planner.