Traditional face-to-face financial advice businesses face tighter curbs on fees and tougher disciplinary rules as a result of the Hayne royal commission.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]