CBA to refund $7.6 million in fees

Customers of the CBA could have a fee reimbursement coming their way after the bank admitted it had not properly administered one of its products.

Retirement Planning

Financial planning myths busted

It’s easy to come up with reasons not to visit a financial planner. However, as it’s Financial Planning Week, we thought we should try and convince you otherwise.

Finance News

Start the financial year properly

The new financial year is a good time to make a plan for getting your finances back on track. Here are five simple steps to help you on your way.

Retirement Planning

The sign of good advice

Making the right decisions about your retirement and financial situation has never been more important. When it comes to understanding the intricacies of retirement planning and ever-changing rules and regulations, you might need help from a professional.


Push for financial ethics training

In a move to try and clean up the financial planning sector, two of the big four banks have made a submission to Treasury recommending ethics education for planners.

Retirement Planning

Retirement now less affordable

If you think that securing an affordable retirement income has become much more difficult in the last decade, then you may very well be correct.

Banks still behaving badly

As witnessed at the Senate Inquiry in Canberra into the scrutiny of financial advice yesterday, even the banks have been forced to agree that they are still behaving badly.


Irish financial planning

If you don’t learn any financial planning tips from this Irishman, or some, ahem, gardening tips from 50 Sheds of Grey, then, at least, you’ll surely laugh.


Conflicted remuneration rules

Whether we have a Royal Commission into the financial planning industry remains to be seen. In the meantime, how do consumers regain trust in what appears to be a corrupt system?


Calls to restore ASIC funding

CHOICE has put its weight behind the growing calls for the government to provide more resources, rather than cuts to funding for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Retirement Planning

Finding a financial planner

Those approaching retirement are no doubt being confronted with some important financial decisions. So how do you go about finding a financial planner?

Retirement Planning

Push for greater ASIC powers

The government is considering a move which would see ASIC granted the powers to remove financial products.

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