2023 Trends with Mark McCrindle

Navigating Australia’s recessionette

Negative news, huge cost of living increases: even if the numbers say otherwise, mentally, we might as well be in recession.

So how best to manage clients through these challenges?

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Featured articles

Quality of Advice Review exclusive with Michelle Levy

While the review proposes some “quick wins,” Michelle Levy thinks the most urgent recommendations are also the most contentious.

Iress' Nicole Mahan sits down with Michelle Levy to understand the QAR recommendations and what they mean for advisers.

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What every financial planner should automate in 2023

Financial advice businesses of all shapes and sizes are feeling the pressure to deliver affordable financial advice profitably, tackle rising costs and inject value into the advice process. If you’re feeling the squeeze, you’ve probably thought about how to automate more of what you do.

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How to embrace technology change

There might be some truth in cheesy motivational quotes (annoyingly), but when you’re considering making a big business-changing decision, you don’t need encouragement from a cushion. Check out these tips on how to go from being fearful about technology change, to fearless.

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Is technology the saviour of advice?

At the FPA Congress in Sydney last year, Iress’ Geoff Rogers participated in a panel discussion about the role of technology in advice. He joined a group of fellow industry leaders in the explorative discussion. Here are the key takeaways.

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Ok, Zoomer

Are financial services ready for Gen-Z?
The under-25s are fuelling disruption in financial services and flipping the switch on how things get done. Chartered financial planner and award-winning content creator Martin Bamford joins comedian Olga Koch to talk tactics and ways to engage the next generation of investors and planners.

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How to engage clients in a connected world

The need for a range of channels that meet our needs is now not just desirable, but also essential and expected. Sitting alongside humans in the delivery of good client outcomes and efficiency, an effective digital strategy is a necessary and expected part of any service proposition.

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Other resources

Iress learning centre

Are you an existing Xplan or Commpay user? The Iress learning centre is an online training hub designed to help you get the most out of your software. You can choose to enrol in classroom, virtual classroom or eLearning based courses, join live webinars or access micro-learn videos.

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Iress community

Get the most out of your software with the help and insight from 13,000+ users The Iress community provides a single location for clients to get help, training, release notes and to talk to our product experts. If you’re yet to get started on the Iress community you can find resources here.

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Running an efficient advice practice with Xplan

With a central database, powerful modelling tools and product information, Xplan allows you to manage the entire advice process. Have a chat with us, and discover how Xplan can help your business perform better. It’s all possible with the right technology.

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