robo advice

Apr
29

30% of Aussies trust robo-advice

Nearly a third of Australians trust robo-advice, new research from Thinque has shown, which it said is a reflection of diminishing faith in human advisers.

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Apr
16

Key benefits of robo-advisors in Fintech

When you are investing and strive for a higher ROI, whom do you address? As a rule, you reach out to a team of wealth advisors. That means meeting regularly with those financial consultants to discuss your ventures and make adjustments to your investment portfolio. This process is time and money consuming and can be frustrating, as well. This does not need to be the case. We know how to change it with a revolutionary new approach to wealth management. A new service called robo advising makes it a thing of the past. These digital assistants provide automated algorithm-based portfolio management analysis with accurate figures and efficient risk assessment. Robo-advisors […]
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Mar
21

Future of advice: boutiques for some, robo-plans for the rest

Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer says the growing cost of providing personal financial advice, including sky-rocketing regulatory costs, is creating a bifurcated financial advice market, with specialist boutiques serving customers willing to pay more for bespoke plans, while banks – sensitive about their reputations following the Hayne inquiry – shift to an automated model supplying general advice to the masses. After Westpac announced it would no longer provide personal advice, leading wealth advisers also said the traditional model of major banks seeking to provide cheap, personalised advice funded by cross-selling products was now dead, following the royal commission, and agreed “robo advice” would emerge as the way of delivering financial […]

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Mar
19

Westpac abandons financial advice

Westpac will get out of the troubled personal advice sector and two of its top executives will depart the bank as it joins its big-four rivals in abandoning the once-dominant model of vertical integration. The bank announced on Tuesday it would exit the high-cost, loss-making business, producing $280 million in savings by 2020. Westpac group executives George Frazis and Brad Cooper will leave the bank as part of the changes. Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer said most customers did not differentiate between banking and wealth products and just wanted help to buy a home or plan for retirement. “We’re realigning our capabilities into the lines of business where it makes […]

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Feb
20

Trust deficit means fintechs will fly

Leading fintech founders believe the fallout from The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is a great opportunity for them to wrest market share from the major banks. They believe their existing focus on customers is a serious competitive advantage they can exploit as mainstream financial services businesses reposition their operations subsequent to the release of the final report last week. Jason Wilby, director of insurtech Huddle Insurance, says for too long, there has been an imbalance of power in the financial services sector. “Now is the time for new and emerging fintechs to flip the financial services industry on its head, for the […]

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Jan
22

Why you should invest, not save, for your kids

While parents want to be able to provide the best for their kids, it’s hard to save for their little ones’ futures when interest rates are slumped at historic lows. Even with regular deposits, cash attracting just 0.5 or 1 per cent interest in a savings account might not amount to all that much. However, if you choose to invest for your kids, you could potentially net each child an extra $35,000 by the age of 21, according to Patrick Garrett, chief investment officer at robo-adviser Six Park. “There’s a growing awareness of the power of compounding interest but also a willingness to consider investment portfolios because most people who are […]

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Jan
14

Robo-advice growth a worldwide trend

A new survey reveals the robo-advisory is increasing in competition across both the Asia-Pacific and European markets. Research from data and analytics company GlobalData’s Wealth Managers Survey found that the robo-advisory market is increasing in competition globally, with more start-ups entering the wealth management industry year by year. According to GlobalData wealth management analyst Sergel Woldemichael, traditional wealth managers across the globe in previous years had a widespread level of agreement that robo-advice would seize market share. “However, as of 2018, the level of agreement that Asian-Pacific and European wealth managers will lose market share to robo-advisors is beginning to align,” Mr Woldemicheal said.   To read more, please click […]

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Dec
19

Millennials seeking financial advice from millennials

Younger people are shunning their parents and older professionals when it comes to getting guidance on all things financial, a new study has shown. Instead, the research from consumer advocacy group Adviser Ratings has found millennials are seeking other members of their generation to give them a helping hand. “They want to find advisers who have similar goals and life experiences… someone who understands that they’re not looking for the same conventional advice their parents got,” Adviser Ratings CEO Mark Hoven told Your Money Live.  “It’s a lot more about lifestyle.” That’s partly because advice tailored to older generations isn’t as applicable to those in an earlier life stage. “It’s a fact that […]

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