Ninety per cent of the inaugural AFA information returns were submitted on time.
The returns are part of new reporting requirements for AFAs and had to be filed by September 30, covering the period until June 30.
They will now be an annual requirement.
All 1881 AFAs are required to complete a return.
The Financial Markets Authority said 90% of them had been received by yesterday.
A spokesman said the authority was happy with the response to the returns...MORE»
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AFAs will have to answer 40 questions about their businesses each year in Information Returns submitted to the Financial Markets Authority.MORE»
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