Month: April 2024

The AFSL Market in Australia

The AFSL Market in Australia

AFSL’s and Licensing Choices for Financial Advice Practices The Australian Financial Services Licensee (AFSL) market is broader and more complex today than at any time in history. Gone are the days of large institutional Dealer Groups dominating the market with thousands of Financial Advisers as Authorised Representatives. The market is fragmented and diverse, in size,…

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Artificial Intelligence applications in Financial Planning

Artificial Intelligence applications in Financial Planning

How much impact will technology have in AFSL Services? As we conduct a review of the current AFSL market in Australia and track the pending changes in the evolution of the ‘Dealer Group’ AFSL model, a key consideration is the emergence and influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this article we delve into where the…

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A brief history of the Financial Planning Industry and Dealer Groups in Australia

A brief history of the Financial Planning Industry and Dealer Groups in Australia

Back in the 1990’s the Financial Planning market was a fledgling industry seeking to carve out a space in the Investment, Superannuation and Insurance sectors. Some suggest the birth can be directly linked to the introduction of the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) in 1992. ‘Dealer Groups’ (now referred to as AFSL’s) were established by major Insurers…

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