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Advice fee capped at $300 for early super releaseAdvice fee capped at $300 for early super releaseAdvice fee capped at $300 for early super release

21 April 2020 by John Collett, Brisbane Times

Mark Hoven, chief executive of Adviser Ratings, which rates financial advisers, says some funds –including the country's largest, AustralianSuper, as well as CBUS and Sunsuper – have established relationships with financial planning firms,...

Inside H&R Block's plan to bring financial advice to the massesInside H&R Block's plan to bring financial advice to the massesInside H&R Block's plan to bring financial advice to the masses

17 April 2020 by Aleks Vickovich, AFR

For between $150 and $300, they can receive single-issue advice on topics such as retirement planning, life and risk insurance, superannuation or investing. Or they can access an 18-page retirement report, with no financial product recomme...

Planners, accountants resume hostilities as advice rules relaxedPlanners, accountants resume hostilities as advice rules relaxedPlanners, accountants resume hostilities as advice rules relaxed

15 April 2020 by Aleks Vickovich

Having widely canvassed opinion among licensed financial advisers since the announcement, Mark Hoven, chief executive of research house Adviser Ratings, said the mood was more cautious than the joint bodies' official response suggested. "...

Perfect storm: Australia's growing financial advice gapPerfect storm: Australia's growing financial advice gapPerfect storm: Australia's growing financial advice gap

1 April 2020 by Zilla Efrat, InTheBlack

According to Adviser Ratings, more than 4000 financial advisers left the sector in 2019, and this has resulted in the lowest number of advisers in Australia since December 2015.

NAB slashes financial adviser licence fees to zeroNAB slashes financial adviser licence fees to zeroNAB slashes financial adviser licence fees to zero

31 March 2020 by Aleks Vickovich, AFR

The relief measures could make MLC lose fee revenue of about $9 million, based on the estimate of average licence fees of between $45,000 and $50,000 a year charged by the large bank-owned wealth managers, according to data from research h...

Ausbiz prepping for late March launch with all-star finance teamAusbiz prepping for late March launch with all-star finance teamAusbiz prepping for late March launch with all-star finance team

9 March 2020 by Mediaweek

There will be additional distribution of ausbiz content via IRESS terminals, 7news.com.au, 7plus and Adviser Ratings. The market open and daily start-up show will be live streamed on Twitter.

ANZ axes 230 jobs, guts wealth business

6 March 2020 by Aleks Vickovich, AFR

The bank had 410 advisers on staff across its retail bank branches and private banking business at December 2018, according to data from research house Adviser Ratings.

Deloitte executive jumps ship to lead wealth firm's accounting pushDeloitte executive jumps ship to lead wealth firm's accounting pushDeloitte executive jumps ship to lead wealth firm's accounting push

4 March 2020 by Aleks Vickovich, AFR

Research house Adviser Ratings has speculated that the $746 billion self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) sector has been a major driver. "This market remains one of the greatest opportunities for advisers, given the stranglehold account...

Govt in denial re industry challenges including unaffordable advice & need for financial literacy educationGovt in denial re industry challenges including unaffordable advice & need for financial literacy educationGovt in denial re industry challenges including unaffordable advice & need for financia...

3 March 2020 by Paul Tynan, CEO Connect Financial Service Brokers

A year after the Hayne Royal Commission, advice industry commentators continue to debate what the advisory sector will look like going forward. As the debate rages surveys such as Adviser Ratings, reveal a downward spiral with adviser num...