Original article by Michael Roddan
The Australian – Page: 15 & 18 : 25-Jan-18
A review of the financial advice industry by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission has focused on the four major banks and AMP, which collectively dominate the sector. The review concluded that there is a high level of non-compliance with laws requiring financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, with a majority of financial advisers recommending the banks’ own financial products rather than other ones on their approved product list. Financial planners will be subject to greater transparency with regard to approved product lists as a result of the review.
AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, AMP LIMITED – ASX AMP, FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL, INDUSTRY SUPER AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS’ ASSOCIATION