Be authentically good when dealing with customers’ data

Business must earn trust or feel the heavy hand of government intervention. Tai Rotem explains. Time is running out for business to self-regulate how it uses customers’ data. Every time …

Stress-test for licensees will reveal major cracks

During the next five years, the quality and capability of financial planning licensees will be tested, possibly like never before. Demands on individual advisers to meet new education, ethical and …

Dear Donald, Malcolm and Teresa; honestly, no one gives a flying frogs fat arse what you say any more (1)

Here’s something that we are taught very young; Our governments steer markets. We are taught what is decided in Canberra, in the White House, in Downing Street or in Bonn …

Bugger married at first sight – the best TV in Australia is The Royal Commission

Bugger Married at First Sight, the best TV ever is watching the Royal Commission on the feed while you are working, or better yet, listening to it as you attack yet another data …

Australia’s home care package shortage by the numbers

Who said deregulation was easy? Australia’s movement to allocate home care packages to consumers has not been a smooth one. There are more than 100,000 Australians on the waiting list …

It ain’t me babe: a message to FASEA

It’s official. There’s a furore building among financial advisers over proposed education standards.  And the big surprise is that the noise isn’t coming from the usual quarters. We’re not hearing …

Consumer sentiment and mortgage stress on the rise

For the first time in five years the broad sentiment of Australians has moved from mildly negative – to mildly positive. The broad trend in predicted improving economic conditions, along …

Australia’s imaginary aged care price ceiling

The future of Australia’s aged care landscape includes high-rolling, premium aged care accommodation, obviously with a hefty price tag. Entering the new aged care market in the next 10 to …

The war on the banks – or the myth of the convenient monster

There is an idea that runs through literature that goes like this – if you want to create a simple and compelling narrative then you need to create a monster, …

Regulation battles in the UK – the opening of the second front

William Maye reports from CoreData UK about the likely effects of the upcoming Mifid II legislation. UK based financial advisers  have been through four years of regulatory change and there …

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