Financial Services Guide
The financial services referred to in this Financial Services Guide (FSG) are offered by:Matthew Almond (Authorised Representative No. 1281404)
Authorised Representatives of:Hubspoke Insurance Pty Ltd t/as UpSure
Corporate Authorised Representative No. 1281403 ABN: 14 638 890 687 | ACN: 638 890 687
A: PRIVATE ADDRESS: 96 Pateena Street, Stafford QLD 4053T: 0402 456 951 |
E: [email@example.com]Community Broker Network Pty Ltd (the Licensee)
ABN: 60 096 916 184 | ACN: 096 916 184 | AFSL 233750 Suite 2 Level 5, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 T: (08) 9480 8950
E: firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunity Broker Network Pty Ltd holds a current Australian Financial Services Licence No: 233750 and is responsible for the financial services that the Authorised Representative named within this document provides to you.
Community Broker Network Pty Ltd and its Authorised Representatives are not independent, impartial or unbiased pursuant to section 923A of the Corporations Act because we maintain associations and relationships with issuers of insurance and other financial products and may receive remuneration, commission or other benefits when we provide personal advice to you in relation to insurance products and other financial products. Community Broker Network Pty Ltd and its Authorised Representatives may also be subject to direct or indirect restrictions relating to the financial products in respect of which personal advice is provided.Community Broker Network Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Steadfast Group Limited, ABN 98 073 659 677 Further information about these benefits and relationships is set out in this Financial Services Guide.If you have any questions about this information, please ask us.
This FSG sets out the services that we can offer you.Further information when personal advice is given (*retail clients only)Product Disclosure Statement
(*retail clients only)From when does this Financial Services Guide (FSG) apply?How can you give us instructions?Who is responsible for the financial services provided?
It is designed to assist you in deciding whether to use any of those services and contains important information about:The services we offer you.How we and our associates are paid.Any potential conflict of interest we may have.Our internal and external dispute resolution procedures and how you can access them.Arrangements that are in place to compensate clients for losses.We will provide you with further information whenever we provide you with advice, which takes into account your objectives, financial situation and needs. This information may include the advice that we have given you, the basis of the advice and other information on our remuneration and any relevant associations or interests. This information may be contained in a Statement of Advice (SOA).When you ask us to recommend an insurance policy for you, we will usually only consider the policies offered by the Insurers or insurance providers that we deal with regularly. In giving you advice about the costs and terms of recommended polices we have not compared those policies to other policies available, other than from those Insurers we deal with regularly.If you are a retail client and we offer to arrange the issue of an insurance policy to you, we will also provide you with, or pass on to you, a product disclosure statement (PDS) or short-form PDS, unless you already have an up to date PDS or short-form PDS from the Insurer. The PDS or short-form PDS will contain information about the particular policy, which will enable you to make an informed decision about purchasing that product.This FSG applies from 12 January 2022 and remains valid unless a further FSG is issued to replace it. We may give you a supplementary FSG. It will not replace this FSG but will cover services not covered by this FSG.You can contact us to give us instructions by post, phone, fax or email on the contact details mentioned on page 1 of this FSG.Community Broker Network Pty Ltd is responsible for the financial services that will be provided to you or through you to your family members, including the distribution of this FSG. Community Broker Network Pty Ltd holds a current Australian Financial Services Licence No: 233750. The 1Hubspoke Insurance Pty Ltd t/as UpSure - Financial Services Guide - V004Financial Services Guide
A GUIDE TO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND OTHERS What kinds of financial services are we authorised to provide and what kinds of financial product/s do those services relate to?
Contractual liability and your insurance coverLegal adviceWhat information do we maintain about you and how can you access it?How will I pay for the services provided?
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A GUIDE TO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND OTHERS How are any commissions, fees or other benefits calculated for providing the financial services? premium and earn a return. Community Broker Network Pty Ltd will retain any interest or return on investment earned on the premium.If you require assistance from us with a claim which requires an unexpected and significant amount of time or expertise, we reserve the right to make an additional charge for it. Any charges will be agreed with you before we provide the services so you always know how much you will be required to pay.The commission the Insurer pays to Community Broker Network Pty Ltd will be calculated based on the formula:P X Y% = X.P = the amount you pay for any insurance policy (less any government fees or charges included in that amount). Y
% = the percentage commission paid to Community Broker Network Pty Ltd by the Insurer.
X = Community Broker Network Pty Ltd’s commission. Community Broker Network Pty Ltd’s commission varies between 0 and 30%.We may also charge you a broker fee in addition to commission when you enter into an insurance policy. The amount of the fee will depend on the complexity of the services we are providing. The amount of any broker fee charged will be shown on your invoice.Community Broker Network Pty Ltd deducts a management fee of between 0% and 22.5% from the total commission and broker fee received and pays the remainder of the broker fee and commission to us.Our employees that will assist you with your insurance needs will be paid a market salary and may also receive a performance bonus based on both the value and quality of the work they do for our clients.Where a third party has referred you to us, we may share part of our fees/commission with them or pay an agreed referral rate. If we do, we will pay commissions to those people out of the commission and fees passed to us by Community Broker Network Pty Ltd (not in addition to those amounts), in the range of 0 to 50% of our commission or fees.If we give you personal advice, we will inform you of any fees, commission or other payments we, our associates or anyone referring you to us (or us to any insurer) will receive in relation to the policies that are the subject of the advice.See below for information on the Steadfast association and commission.
Community Broker Network Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Steadfast Group Limited, ABN98 073 659 677.
Community Broker Network Pty Ltd sometimes enter into specific arrangements with a limited number of insurers where we receive fees or other remuneration for the development of insurance solutions or the growth of various insurance portfolios. The remuneration Community Broker Network Pty Ltd receives from these arrangements is variable and is determined by the profitability of the recommended insurance products. We will only recommend these products where they meet your needs and are in your best interests. Any such relationship is managed under our conflicts of interest policy.We work closely with a range of insurers and underwriting agencies to arrange high quality benefits, competitive pricing and superior service levels for our clients. Wherever possible we will recommend that clients deal with insurers that are authorised under the Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) to carry on insurance business in Australia and are subject to oversight by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. We will warn you when we recommend an unauthorised foreign insurer.Some insurers give other benefits such as sponsorship of annual conferences, training and invitations to social business functions. These benefits may change from year to year. The receipt of these benefits may be based upon the volume of business placed with the provider but may also be more of an ad hoc reward. Occasionally we may also receive small gifts and gratuities. It is Community Broker Network Pty Ltd’s policy that gifts or gratuities may be accepted only if they are of an incidental nature. These amounts are not additional costs to you.Despite the existence of any incentive, any decision to place business with such an Insurer will be based on the fact that this provides the best solution for you and not based on consideration of any incentive entitlement. Community Broker Network Pty Ltd may pass any incentive received on to us.
Steadfast Group LimitedCommunity Broker Network Pty Ltd is a Steadfast Group Limited (Steadfast) Network Broker.As a Steadfast Network Broker, Community Broker Network Pty Ltd and our Authorised Representatives have access to member services including model operating and compliance tools, procedures, manuals and training, legal, technical, HR, contractual liability advice and
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A GUIDE TO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND OTHERS The licensee and premium funding companies
What to do if you have a complaint? assistance, group insurance arrangements, product comparison and placement support, claims support, group purchasing arrangements and broker support services. These services are either funded by Steadfast, subsidised by Steadfast or available exclusively to Steadfast Network Brokers for a fee.Steadfast has arrangements with some insurers and premium funders (Partners) under which the Partners pay Steadfast commission of between 0.5 – 1.5% for each product arranged by us with those Partners or alternatively a fee to access strategic and technological support and the Steadfast Broker Network. Steadfast is also a shareholder of some Partners.Community Broker Network Pty Ltd may receive a proportion of any commission paid to Steadfast by its Partners at the end of each financial year (or other agreed period).You can obtain a copy of Steadfast's FSG at www.steadfast.com.au.If we arrange premium funding for you with a premium funder, we or Community Broker Network Pty Ltd may be paid a commission by the premium funder. We may also charge you a fee (or both). The commission that we are paid by the premium funder is usually calculated as a percentage of your insurance premium (including government fees or changes). If you instruct us to arrange premium funding for you, this is when we become entitled to the commission.Commission rates for premium funding are usually in the range of 0 to 4% of funded premium. When we arrange premium funding for you, you can ask us what commission rate we are paid for that funding arrangement compared to the other arrangements that were available to you. The amount we are paid is set out in the premium funding contract. Some premium funders may pay Community Broker Network Pty Ltd an administration and service fee for the distribution and management of their products.We welcome your suggestions, compliments and complaints as an opportunity to improve our service.If you have any complaints about the service provided to you, please give us the opportunity to put things right by contacting your Authorised Broker about your complaint in the first instance. We will do our best to resolve your complaint within 5 working days.If your complaint is not satisfactorily resolved within this time, please contact Community Broker Network Pty Ltd’s Complaints Officer:T: (08) 9480 8950
P: PO Box 1183, WEST PERTH WA 6872.
Please mark the envelope “Notice of Complaint”.We will try and resolve your complaint quickly and fairly and no later than 30 days from receiving the response.Community Broker Network Pty Ltd is a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). If your complaint cannot be resolved to your satisfaction by us, you have the right to refer the matter to AFCA. AFCA provides fair and independent financial services complaint resolution that is free to customers. AFCA can be contacted at:W: www.afca.org.au | E: email@example.com
P: 1800 931 678 (free call)
In writing to: Australian Financial Complaints Authority, GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001Community Broker Network Pty Ltd is a principal member of NIBA and as such the Community Broker Network Pty Ltd’s staff and Authorised Brokers have adopted the Insurance Brokers Code of Practice.Community Broker Network Pty Ltd have a Professional Indemnity policy in place. The PI policy covers Community Broker Network Pty Ltd employees, its contractors and its Authorised Brokers for claims made against them by clients as a result of their conduct in the provision of financial services.The PI policy will cover Community Broker Network Pty Ltd and us for claims relating to the conduct of representatives who no longer work with us, in respect of the Financial Services provided under the Community Broker Network Pty Ltd’s Australian Financial Services Licence.This policy satisfies the requirements for compensation arrangements under section 912B of the Corporations Act.If you have any further questions about the financial services we provide, please contact us. Please retain this document for your reference and any future dealings with us and Community Broker Network Pty Ltd.
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riod (Applies for *retail clients only)Terms of PaymentRetail clients are individuals or those who purchase an insurance product for use in connection with a small business. However, they are only designated as retail clients when they purchase a general insurance contract which has been designated as a retail product i.e.:• Motor vehicle
• Sickness and accident
• Personal and domestic property• Home building • Home contents • Consumer Credit • Travel
• Pleasure craftAny other kind of insurance prescribed in the Corporations Regulations 2001.You understand that all documents relating to insurance contracts should be completed by you and only you, however, at times this may be done by us with your consent. It is your (the Insured’s) responsibility to ensure the accuracy of all information supplied on any documents/the proposal prior to signing the document. The policy document issued by the Insurer forms the agreement between you and the Insurer. Upon receipt of this document we recommend you check the details thoroughly to ensure the cover meets your requirements.When your policy is due for renewal, we will give you at least fourteen (14) days’ notice of expiry of any policy maintained by us through the Community Broker Network Pty Ltd. We will review your insurance requirements when you inform us of any alterations to your circumstances, however in some cases we may automatically renew those policies and you should contact us to inform us if any details are not correct.We do not accept responsibility for policies not maintained by Community Broker Network Pty Ltd. Please contact us should you require alteration to details of the insured property or risk. An invoicewill be issued to confirm the alteration we have placed with the Insurer.Fees may be charged by us for managing any cancellation. In addition, we reserve the right to retain any commission received from the insurer. Some Insurers charge cancellation fees or may not refund anything depending on policy conditions and/or how many days are left before the expiry date of the policy.A cooling off period may apply to an insurance policy issued to you as a retail client*. During the period you may return the policy and receive a premium refund. If you choose to return a product within a cooling off period, we will return the commission to the insurer, however we reserve the right to retain our fees. The cooling off period is subject to legal requirements and terms and conditions of the policy. You should check the relevant PDS for full details.When we arrange, renew or vary cover on your behalf, we will invoice you for the premium, statutory charges (e.g. stamp duty, fire services levies, GST, etc.) and our brokerage &/or fees. Invoices must be paid to us within fourteen (14) days of receipt, unless otherwise stated. Check your invoice for payment options. Please note that a surcharge will be applied to payments made by credit card, and that surcharge may change from time to time and will vary depending upon which type of credit card you choose to use.