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Media releases from AFA

AFA welcomes FASEA Extension

SYDNEY: 17 June 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) warmly welcomes the passing of The Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill (the Bill) today, to extend the deadlines for the FASEA exam and education standard. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said, “We thank all involved in passing the Bill, for recognising the […]

AFA calls on ALP to support FASEA Extension

SYDNEY: 12 May 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) calls on the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to support the passing of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill in the Senate this week, that will provide a one-year extension for financial advisers who are required to complete the FASEA exam by the end […]

AFA welcomes deferral of Royal Commission reforms

SYDNEY: 8 May 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, to defer the implementation of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 recommendations from the Banking Royal Commission. AFA CEO, Philip Kewin, said the announcement gives some certainty in the short term and is a welcome […]

Women’s financial progress hit by early impact of COVID-19

SYDNEY: 5 May 2020 – Australian women are bearing the brunt of the initial economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as job cuts start to mount. The scorecard of women’s financial progress, the Financy Women’s Index, recorded its weakest start to a calendar year since 2015 and rose by just 0.4 percentage points (ppt) […]

AFA welcomes ASIC measures facilitating COVID-19 financial advice

SYDNEY: 15 April 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes an announcement from ASIC yesterday which provides initial relief measures for the provision of COVID-19 related financial advice. “Now, more than ever, Australians need access to quality financial advice,” said AFA CEO, Philip Kewin. “However, given the rapidly changing circumstances, it needs to be […]