MetLife welcomes bipartisan support for deferring adviser education requirements

MetLife commends the Federal Government and Opposition for extending timeframes for financial advisers to meet mandatory education requirements.

The passage of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill 2019 (Bill) today with bipartisan support means that advisers will have an extra year to sit the compulsory FASEA exam and an extra two years to hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.

Richard Nunn, CEO of MetLife Australia said: “MetLife welcomes the news that Federal parliamentarians have listened to the adviser community about the challenges in meeting these timeframes. These challenges were heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also pleased that these changes received bipartisan support.”

MetLife supports strengthened professional standards for advisers and provides support to advisers by running targeted seminars and webinars for ongoing professional development and to help them sit the FASEA exam.

The Bill provides clarity to some of the more technical aspects of the Protecting Your Super regime, which is also welcomed.

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