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 …

Lessons from London – four years after the regulation wars began

After years of a complex and opaque financial services remuneration systems, tales of dishonest wealth and pensioner exploitation and about a year of planning, in January 2013 the UK Financial …

Power to the people

New aged care reforms being introduced on February 27th, 2017 will hand greater control to consumers and place increased obligation on aged care providers to better understand their customers. Consumers …