FSC Session: Professional Advice - Get In Shape: The Next Bite of the Apple, supported by Chatswood Consulting
Day 2 of the conference kicked off with the Professional Advice - Get In Shape: The Next Bite of the Apple session. This session was sponsored by Chatswood and saw Richard Kliplin lead the current and relevant regulatory discussion with Sharon Corbett, John Botica, Angus Dale-Jones, and Derek Grantham. During the session viewers had the opportunity to hear from MBIE, the FMA and the Code Working Group. The insightful session revealed key licencing stats and offered commentary on CoFI and FSLAA. The session allowed viewers the opportunity to ask the regulator questions. It was great to see many viewers utlising the ask a question feature on offer. Questions included:
· When will the FMA release the requirements for a financial advice provider full licence, and the final standard conditions?
· Will the FMA do anything to smooth full licence applications across the 2 year period or deal with the rush towards the end of the period?
· What are the expectations around serving existing clients (pre-FSLAA), and how are these expectations reflected in the duties in the law or the CODE?
· There are two places in the transitional licence application where the user experience is unintuitive. What are the FMA doing to ensure that the user experience in full licence applications is intuitive, and applicants won’t get stuck unnecessarily?