The purpose of this conference is to explore the changes in the profiles of homelessness in Europe and elsewhere in the last decade.The conference invites delegates to present papers on new findings on profiles of homelessness and homeless services across Europe.
Sovereign is the responsible entity for The Sovereign Tarneit Land Fund and The Sovereign Aged Care Property Fund (the Schemes). MEDIA – 14 February 2017 – The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has called for a significant increase in claims limits and compensation caps for consumers and small business, and has labelled the current limits as outdated. ASFA – 14 February 2017 – The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has urged the government to return unclaimed superannuation funds that are currently caught up in legislated threshold transfers to their rightful owners. MEDIA – 13 February 2017 – Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Chairman Wayne Byres says financial businesses must resist the temptation to spend on “shiny new toys” for customers at the expense of improved back-office technologies. FOS – 13 February 2017 – The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) supports proposals for a single scheme for financial, credit, investments and insurance disputes to simplify, strengthen and increase access to free external dispute resolution for consumers and small businesses. ASFA – 12 February 2017 – Australia’s peak superannuation body, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), is calling on the Commonwealth Government to amend the law to enable the Commissioner of Taxation to reunite Australians with millions of dollars in unclaimed super. MEDIA – 9 February 2017 – Australian Super has criticised subsidiary objectives of the super system added in the latest draft of the government’s Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016, saying they unnecessarily complicate the legislation. MEDIA – 9 February 2017 – The complexities surrounding the sale of businesses and consequent changes to superannuation fund insurance arrangements have been laid bare in a recent Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT) determination. TREASURY – 9 February 2017 – The Parliament passes the Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016, addressing high upfront life insurance commissions.
The Government’s changes will reduce the financial incentive for financial advisers to churn consumers into new life insurance policies where there is no consumer benefit.
Download the National Financial Literacy Strategy Annual Highlights Report 2015-16 at au. MEDIA – 15 February 2017 – The Financial Planning Association Conduct Review Commission Disciplinary Panel has expelled financial adviser Darren Tindall and issued a fine of $16,000.
In a determination handed down on 10 February, the CRC decided to expel Tindall of PWM Advice, Orange, NSW, from the membership of the FPA for multiple breaches of the Code of Professional Practice 2017). MEDIA – 15 February 2017 – Industry fund Statewide Super has entered an agreement with the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals (AIOFP) to provide retail financial advice services to members. ASIC – 15 February 2017 – ASIC has cancelled the Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence of Sovereign MF Ltd (in liquidation) ACN 104 964 555 (Sovereign).
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