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Influential Business Leaders Examine Finance Sector's Role in Accelerating Australia's Energy Transition

The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Ideas for Impact’, examining the financial services sector’s instrumental role in accelerating Australia’s transition toward more sustainable and renewable sources.

The event will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 24 April 2024 featuring prominent business leaders in conversation about Australia’s energy transition and how they are driving change from within the financial services sector.

FINSIA launches groundbreaking new Professional Refreshers Package with access to 60-plus courses for an all-inclusive $300.

The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) announced the expansion of its suite of education products, adding a comprehensive range of securities-focused refreshers.

FINSIA CEO and Managing Director Yasser El-Ansary F FIN described the launch as an exciting “game changer” for the organisation, which has been building its education offering over the past three years re-establishing itself as a major player in the Learning & Development market.

FINSIA welcomes appointment of Michele Bullock as 9th RBA Governor

FINSIA today congratulates Michele Bullock on her appointment as the new Reserve Bank of Australia Governor.

The Deputy Governor, who will be one of the panellists participating at FINSIA’s prestigious The Regulators event later this year, is the first female to be appointed to the role in its 62-year history.

FINSIA welcomes government pledge to cut red tape to give all Australians more access to advice

FINSIA today welcomes the Government’s response to the Quality of Advice Review and commends Financial Services Minister Steven Jones for his commitment to improving financial advice to all Australians.

FINSIA supports overhaul of the Reserve Bank of Australia

The RBA “fit for the future” review released by Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers has been welcomed by FINSIA CEO and Managing Director Yasser El-Ansary F FIN.

“The overhaul of interest rate-setting decisions with the establishment of a ‘more expert Monetary Policy Board’ is a sensible and well-considered change to the approach adopted to the setting of official cash rates”, said Mr El-Ansary.

Greater focus on the provision of professional financial advice will be a win for consumers

FINSIA today congratulates Ms Michelle Levy on the depth of analysis and thinking she has set out in the Quality of Advice Review Final Report, and welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to consult on the adoption of the recommendations and to ‘get the balance right’ in reforms.

Rate rise predictions at prestigious FINSIA event

Australia is set for two more interest rate rises in 2023, according to leading economists speaking at the prestigious FINSIA/Australian Property Institute Economic Indicators event today.

FINSIA congratulates Mr John Lonsdale on his appointment as new APRA Chair

FINSIA today congratulates Mr John Lonsdale on his appointment as new APRA Chair effective from 31 October 2022. “APRA’s role within our financial services sector is a vitally important ingredient in safeguarding the stability and resilience of banks, superannuation funds and insurance companies. Mr Lonsdale has a demonstrated track record of deep experience and expertise in the financial services sector and the regulatory environment, and he is highly respected amongst all leaders across the sector,” said Yasser El-Ansary, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of FINSIA.

Wayne Byres – Some Reflections for the Future

APRA Chair Wayne Byres used his final public speech at a FINSIA lunch to highlight the work the prudential regulator
has been carrying out to reinforce lending standards. Mr Byres – a Senior Fellow at FINSIA who is bowing out after eight years in charge at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority – made a wide-ranging speech to reflect on themes that have dominated his tenure. Drawing on the housing market, which he described as a ‘constant feature’ and ‘Australian obsession’, he highlighted how the prudential regulator had been working ‘behind the scenes’ to reinforce lending standards.

The Joint Associations Working Group (JAWG) welcomes the publication of the Quality of Advice Review (QOAR) Proposal Paper

The Joint Associations Working Group (JAWG) welcomes the publication of the Quality of Advice Review (QOAR) Proposal Paper. The Quality of Advice Review is critically important given its focus on how to improve the current system of providing financial advice for the benefit of all consumers. This Proposal Paper demonstrates the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to an independent review aimed at identifying suitable ways to improve access to quality, affordable and accessible financial advice for all Australians.

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