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One In, Ten Our: Banks Lead Adviser OutflowOne In, Ten Our: Banks Lead Adviser OutflowOne In, Ten Our: Banks Lead Adviser Outflow

May 20, 2021 by Tahn Sharpe, Professional Planner

Bank licensees bore the brunt of adviser departures in the first quarter of 2021 according to research house Adviser Ratings, continuing the trend of advisers steering away from institutional groups for their licensing needs. Furthering a...

13,000 or 16,000? Industry Questions Adviser Low-point Estimate13,000 or 16,000? Industry Questions Adviser Low-point Estimate13,000 or 16,000? Industry Questions Adviser Low-point Estimate

April 29, 2021 by Tahn Sharpe, Professional Planner

While researchers and Professional Planner poll respondents predict adviser numbers will soon drop to 13,000 and below, many industry observers quietly predict the number will settle at a far more conservative 15,000 to 17,000. The numbers...

Which Licenses Are Shedding Advisers Fastest?Which Licenses Are Shedding Advisers Fastest?Which Licenses Are Shedding Advisers Fastest?

April 28, 2021 by Sarah Kendell, ifa

Adviser Ratings’ 2020 Advice Landscape Report surveyed advisers on their intentions to stay in the industry beyond 2021, and found that around 770 advisers from the aligned dealer groups were expected to exit, while more than 670 from larg...

Financial Advice Too Expensive For Many ConsumersFinancial Advice Too Expensive For Many ConsumersFinancial Advice Too Expensive For Many Consumers

April 27, 2021 by John Collett, The Sydney Morning Herald

In 2019, there were as many as 23,500 advisers, including stockbrokers who are licensed to give financial advice, figures from researcher Adviser Ratings’ 2020 industry report show.

Adviser numbers to plummet by 30%Adviser numbers to plummet by 30%Adviser numbers to plummet by 30%

23/04/2021 by Sarah Kendell, ifa

The Adviser Ratings’ Advice Landscape report predicted that given current exit rates from the sector, and the group’s data around how many practitioners were planning to stay in the industry, just 13,154 advisers would be left in four year...

How to get financial advice without forking out $3000How to get financial advice without forking out $3000How to get financial advice without forking out $3000

20/04/2021 by Aleks Vickovich, Australian Financial Review

While the median fees charged are now north of $3000, that is not to say that all advisers charge that much. The lowest rate card identified by Adviser Ratings in 2020 was the more affordable $750 per annum, which is less than you would p...

ASIC extends red tape rollback for financial adviceASIC extends red tape rollback for financial adviceASIC extends red tape rollback for financial advice

15/04/2021 by Aleks Vickovich, Australian Financial Review

The corporate regulator has granted financial advisers a six-month extension on a controversial coronavirus relief reducing paperwork for the troubled industry, as it mulls proposals to avert an affordability crisis.

Financial adviser workforce set to halve by 2023Financial adviser workforce set to halve by 2023Financial adviser workforce set to halve by 2023

April 12th 2021 by Aleks Vickovich

The supply of registered financial advisers is on track to be 50 per cent lower than before the Hayne royal commission in 2018, while the costs of quality advice for regular consumers have skyrocketed, new data shows. The data from resear...

How robots could bridge the wealth gapHow robots could bridge the wealth gapHow robots could bridge the wealth gap

25/03/2021 by Rupert Carlyon, stuff magazine, business NZ

According to Adviser Ratings, more than 4000 Australian financial advisers left the sector in 2019, and this has resulted in the lowest number of advisers there since back in December 2015. Last week, New Zealand’s financial advice regime...