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HLB Mann Judd unveils new insurance business

HLB Mann Judd Sydney has launched a new insurance business, HLB Insurance Services, in a joint venture with risk specialist practice MBS …

Insurance

Turnbull's Win May Lift Ailing Government After Tough 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is seeking to use victory in a weekend special election to kick-start his ailing government and draw a …

Australia

Brokers to be included in Royal Commission

The government has confirmed that mortgage brokers will be included in the Royal Commission into alleged misconduct in Australia’s banking, …

Judiciary

Large financial institutions were still largely ignorant of the importance of data quality in preventing large-scale errors and client remediation programs, according to QMV Solutions. Addressing ...

Related Articles: | |<p>Large financial institutions were still largely ignorant of the importance of data quality in preventing large-scale errors and …

Incoming laws requiring small businesses to compulsorily disclose when data breaches have occurred in their systems could have major implications for advice firms which often lack the tools to moni...

Incoming laws requiring small businesses to compulsorily disclose when data breaches have occurred in their systems could have major implications for …

A majority of millennials were now seeking advice to deal with financial issues, although many consumers still believed financial advice was reserved for those with immense wealth or complex financ...

A majority of millennials were now seeking advice to deal with financial issues, although many consumers still believed financial advice was reserved …

As artificial intelligence (AI) moves from the realms of fantasy to reality, it brings both opportunities and threats for investors in 2018. The possibilities of AI were underscored in 2015 when Go...

Related Articles: | |<p>As artificial intelligence (AI) moves from the realms of fantasy to reality, it brings both opportunities and threats for …

Eight signs your organisation has outgrown its financial processes

<i>Article by Rajeev Mitroo, Anaplan A/NZ managing director</i><p>In recent years, the role of the Chief Financial Officer has undergone a fundamental change. …

AMP splits adviser BDM functions

exclusive<p>AMP has restructured its adviser-facing business development operations as rumours circulate about the sale of its life insurance arm.<p>An AMP …

Advisers divided on psychology education

exclusive<p>A poll of ifa readers has found sentiment towards including psychology as part of adviser education is split almost in half.<p>While more …

What a banking Royal Commission means for investors and superannuants

A dip in the value of listed financial stocks including Australia’s Big Four banks the day the federal government announced a Royal Commission into …

Listed advice firm loses major shareholder

A listed financial planning and broking firm with over $40 billion in funds under advice told the ASX that a major shareholder and global financial …

Zurich Insurance to buy ANZ's life insurance businesses for $2.85 billion

The digital revolution is forcing banks to invest heavily in technology, and she said the bank would not have been able to invest the sums needed in …

MarketBeat | Real-Time Financial News and Analysis

Which MarketBeat is right for you?<p>Receive analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage in your inbox daily.<br>• Get personalized news and ratings for …

Abundance of Capital

There is a growing abundance of capital to fund entrepreneurs’ Massively Transformative Purposes (MTPs) and Moonshots.<p>Just this year, venture capitalists in the United States have poured over $70 billion into entrepreneurs — just the tip of the iceberg.<p>In this blog, I’ll cover three places outside …

Why the record-breaking run of flat interest rates has further to go

They still believe the next move in rates set by the RBA will be up. But there is an expectation the change will be smaller, and take longer, than …

Banks, mortgage brokers pledge to reform home loan commissions

Under the plan released on Monday, banks would continue to pay brokers a commission for writing a loan, which is typically about 0.6 per cent, plus …

Internet of Things, AI will dominate IT enterprise strategies in 2018: Hitachi

According to Hitachi Vantara, IoT solutions will deliver valuable insight to support digital transformation in almost every industry and market …

Internet of Things

Indeco Launches First Token Pre-sale under SEC's Regulation Crowdfunding Rules - Press Release

<b>Campaign Expands Access to Crypto Assets, Promotes Development of Smart, Green Communities</b><p><b>SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 5, 2017 /</b> At …

The Future of Connected Farming, AgriTech, and the Internet of Things

The world is moving beyond standalone networks, systems, and devices into a new era in which virtually everything of value is connected. The Internet …

Standalone

New fraud prevention guidance issued to help the public

The Fraud Advisory Panel has partnered with police, regulators and other stakeholders to issue new fraud prevention advice aimed at helping the …

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How financial advice can make a difference

Have you ever wondered how professional advice could improve your financial future? Naomi Fraser, Senior Wealth Adviser at Macquarie, shares how she …

What The Royal Commission Means For Home Prices – The Property Imperative Weekly 2nd December 2017

The Banking Royal Commission is on, Housing credit is still growing strongly, and home prices in Sydney are slipping. So plenty to discuss in this …

There's something seriously rotten at the core of Australian banking

The chief executives of the big four wrote to the Prime Minister this week asking for a royal commission because they understand well enough the …

O'Dwyer

The royal commission into the financial services sector announced by the government on Thursday will not delay the government's reform agenda for …

Shades of Sir Humphrey in banking royal commission terms of reference

Much has been made of the extraordinary backflip this week by the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, on the issue of a banking royal commission – from two weeks ago when he was telling Channel Nine’s Karl Stefanovic that a royal commission “doesn’t do anything other than write a report”, to this …

Australia

Consumers still distrusting of planners despite results

<b>Financial planners are still struggling to gain public trust with new research confirming that trust levels have not sustainability improved since</b> …