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Some features of the Australian mortgage broking industry: background paper 2

This background paper provides information about two particular industry participants in the Australian mortgage broking market, mortgage brokers and mortgage aggregators, some features of the Australian mortgage broking industry and the main services provided by mortgage brokers and mortgage aggregators.
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Some features of car financing in Australia: background paper 3

This background paper provides information about car financing in Australia, including the range of participants and their relationship to car dealers, the relative market share of various participants, the size of the sector and the profitability of the sector.
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Some features of the Australian banking industry: background paper 1

This background paper provides information about the range of Australian banking industry participants, the relative market share of those participants, the size of the Australian banking industry, the range of products offered and the profitability of the sector.
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Key reforms in the regulation of financial advice: background paper 8

Financial advice can play an important role for consumers - access to affordable, quality financial advice can bring significant benefits to consumers and help them to make informed decisions. This resource focuses on the reforms affecting the regulation of financial advice since 2007.
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Financial services and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): background paper 12

This background paper provides information about small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia, and describes some ways that SMEs interact with providers of financial products. This paper also highlights that there is no single definition of an SME in Australia, and that data about SMEs...
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Some features of the Australian financial planning industry: background paper 6 (Part A)

This background paper provides information about the key participants in the Australian financial planning industry, some features of this industry, the main services offered by financial planners and advisers, as well as an outline of a selection of regulatory issues.
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Education and training requirements for financial advisers: background paper 6 (Part B)

This background paper explains both the current education and training requirements for financial advisers or financial planners and the key aspects of recent reforms in this area. This paper has been prepared using publicly available information.
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Financial products available to retail investors: background paper 6 (Part C)

This background paper outlines the main categories of financial products available to retail investors, the size of retail investment in the main categories of financial products held by Australian retail investors and the ways in which retail investors are protected, including prohibitions and restrictions on...