The MFAA has expressed broad support for the key policy recommendations made in ASIC’s report on its Review of Mortgage Broker Remuneration, which was released today following more than 12 months of consultation and research
The Tasmanian Government has announced that, as part of the 2016-17 State Budget, the existing $10 000 First Home Owner Grant will be increased to $20 000.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned consumers to be alert to scams offering fake gift cards or vouchers in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will begin enforcing the ban on excessive surcharges for large merchants on 1 September 2016.
As a broker, trust is the single most important currency you have. And as the ASIC inquiry unfolds, it's imperative that brokers continue to position themselves as trusted advisers, says The Successful Adviser's James McCracken.
Leading industry body, the MFAA, today announced its support of http://www.mybrokermychoice.com.au a website designed to help brokers promote the many positive benefits of the profession to key stakeholders especially local politicians.
Sydney, 20 July 2017: Representatives from the mortgage industry have agreed the framework to develop an industry response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration.
Duty on the transfer of NSW business assets or a declaration of trust over 'business assets' (other than land) will be abolished from 1 July 2016.
ASIC has warned that from 1 July 2016, following a three year transition period, accountants must hold a limited Australian financial services (AFS) licence or be an authorised representative of a licence-holder in order to provide financial product advice on self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).
As from 21 June 2016, foreign purchasers of residential land in NSW may be exposed to additional stamp duty (4%) and land tax charges from the 2017 land tax year.