AFA welcomes ASIC no-action position for FDS and opt-in obligations for Victoria

SYDNEY: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes yesterday’s Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announcement providing relief, via a no-action position for fee disclosure statement (FDS) and opt-in obligations, for advice businesses located solely, or substantially, in Victoria.

The AFA is sharing a Member Alert sent to Victorian members today, explaining the current obligations and ASIC’s no-action position.

To view the Member Alert, please click here.

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The Association of Financial Advisers Limited (AFA) has been the authentic voice on the value of financial advice for over 70 years. Today, the AFA is a vibrant, innovative association, where the underlying driver of policy is the belief that great advice transforms lives. To this end the AFA is striving to achieve the vision of Great Advice for More Australians. The AFA’s ongoing relevance as a professional association is derived from its success in engaging with the major stakeholders in financial advice including advisers, consumers, licensees, product and service providers, and the regulator and government. Culturally the AFA believes in the value of collaboration to create powerful outcomes and this drives how we achieve influence and work towards our vision.