The federal government has appointed a panel to undertake a review of the three pillars of the Australian retirement income system: the age pension, the superannuation guarantee (SG) and voluntary contributions. Here are the key issues I believe the review panel should highlight for further attention.
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Lifespan is recognised as a strong industry participant and was a recent finalist for Dealership of the Year in the IFA Excellence Awards for 2019.
We’ve created a series of interesting articles on a range of financial services topics, presenting our point of view on what’s happening in the industry today. We’ve also collected a few favourites from the broader market that may be of interest to you.
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Adviser Articles & News
The federal government might have voted against a royal commission into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry 26 times but it’s making up for lost time.
This month the Senate passed the first substantive stand-alone piece of legislation relating to issues raised by the royal commission. The bill ends the payment of product commissions from fund managers, super funds, insurers and other financial product providers to financial planners and advisers.
Lifespan Financial Planning scored three gongs at the 2019 IFA Excellence Awards in Sydney last Friday, the 6th of September.
Lifespan Financial Planning, one of Australia’s largest privately-owned financial advice networks, has thrown its financial support behind the industry’s constitutional challenge to legislation to ban grandfathered commissions and encouraged its adviser network to do the same.
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Your Personal Wealth, Winter 2020
Markets rebound off the back of COVID-19, however the resultant rapid increase in the frequency of trading sees regulators express their concerns.
Your Personal Wealth, Autumn 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in much of the global economy shutting down, with governments left to deal with a global pandemic … .
Your Personal Wealth, Summer 2020
Credit, Cash or AfterPay? How to spend more wisely over the Holiday period.
Your Personal Wealth, Spring 2019
The effects of the Royal Commission continue to hurt the industry, with client confidence in advice being one of the casualties.
Your Personal Wealth, Winter 2019
Legislated changes in effect – Come July 01 how will you be effected?
Your Personal Wealth, Autumn 2019
More Australians explore early access to their superannuation, but under what circumstances is this possible?
Your Personal Wealth, Summer 2018
Rocky road ahead or is this just part of a normal cycle?