Consumers could miss out with rush to ban commissions

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Consumers could be the ones to miss out with the Government rushing its bill to end the grandfathering of commissions on investment products. The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) supports the phasing-out of commissions on investment products as recommended by the Financial Services Royal Commission, but the bill introduced by the Government today has […]

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2019 FPA Award nominations are open to acknowledge excellence

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is calling for nominations to the 2019 FPA Awards, an annual program recognising excellence by FPA members in financial planning and notable contributions to their local communities. The FPA Awards acknowledge achievements of exceptional financial planners, paraplanners, university students and FPA Professional Practices from across Australia. The Awards […]

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FPA launches new My CPD learning solution for members

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has launched its new My CPD solution that allows members to plan, access and track their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on the FPA Learn online education platform. Exclusive and free of charge to FPA members, My CPD is a game changer in the CPD market and includes the […]

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Financial planner outlook positive following tempestuous times

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The future of financial planning is extremely positive – one reason being the ever-growing need for financial advice by Australians.  This was the strong message by Mr Dante De Gori CFP®, CEO of the Financial Planning Association, in a presentation delivered to a Melbourne event hosted by financial services communication specialists Pritchitt Partners. “However, it […]

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New online matching service helps find your perfect money and life CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® partner

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has launched a new ‘Match My Planner’ online matching service to help Australians find a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (or CFP®) professional to meet their personal money and life needs. The service is now available from the FPA’s Money & Life website. The new Match My Planner online service […]

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Netball World Cup superstars headline FPA Women in Wealth 2019

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Netball World Cup superstars headline FPA Women in Wealth 2019 Sydney, 15 July 2019 The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is delighted to announce its 2019 Women in Wealth event series will be headlined by sporting superstars, 2019 World Cup competitors and GIANTS Netball team mates, Caitlin Bassett and Jo Harten. To attract the […]

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Super changes: What you need to know

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Changes to insurance in super accounts come into force on 1 July. How does this affect you? Get ready, there are changes coming to superannuation on 1 July that’s likely to affect three million Aussies – are you one of them? The chances are you will be, if either your employer or you haven’t contributed […]

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FPA Wellbeing program launched to support mental health as members transition to new professional standards

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced the launch of FPA Wellbeing, a free comprehensive health and wellbeing program providing confidential support by qualified counsellors and psychologists for FPA members, amid unprecedented change in the emerging financial planning profession. According to the National Mental Health Commission, the cost of mental ill-health in Australia […]

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FPA welcomes financial services focus in new Morrison Government

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) welcomes the appointment of Senator Jane Hume as Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology as a clear indication of a strategic focus on financial services in the re-elected Coalition Government. The FPA looks forward to engaging with the Assistant Minister on priority issues impacting the […]

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FPA launches Pronup campaign for CFPs to help more Aussie couples stay together

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With money the number one cause of divorce in Australia , the Financial Planning Association [1] (FPA) of Australia has conceived a new way for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professionals to help beat the disheartening statistic and inspire more Australians to seek their services by introducing the concept of a Pronuptial Agreement (or “Pronup” for […]

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