Another system is in place; a 12-month annual consulting contract renewable by the client. Hello Steve, not sure, I follow your logic: If your customers do not renew themselves in the second year – then you have nothing to do – your monthly payment should be zero. For too long, the public has been seen by consultants as a source of income for pensions. If they don`t renew themselves. Sack them, cut all ties, and when they come back for advice, they charge a new soA tax. It`s not that hard, is it? Cheers.Marty. Opt-in requirements will help clients who are actively involved in planning for their financial future assess whether the services they receive reflect value for money before deciding to renew a current pricing system. In addition, it will encourage non-active clients to take care of their finances and advisors, an important outcome given the low financial competence. It is also an opportunity for financial advisors who do not regularly contact their clients and who have obtained their current agreement to charge a consulting fee to prove now the true value of their advice.  The key is that there must be a SoA with at least 12 monthly refunds or one in advance. If the client wants an « audit, » say 2, or 3 or 4 years later, then that will happen.
An « annual » audit is not necessary if neither party agrees. But it`s always profitable when you pay in advance. Show me what it is. 7.39 With respect to the burden on the industry, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia recognized the costs associated with the performance of advertising obligations, which was a consideration in a business environment. Nevertheless, they felt that « the immediate benefits of engagement and transparency and the long-term benefits of building trust should not be underestimated if these measures are maintained. »  In your view, annual fees must be retained for all customers participating in an ongoing pricing system. The real solution is to get rid of the opt-ins. Let`s face it, the Union Super Fund advisors don`t have them under intra-fund advice, and they`re always paid every 14 days, regardless of that. It`s a joke.
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