Mentor announces exclusive alliance with Suitebox to deliver industry excellence for consumers & advisers

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Mentor Education founder and MD Dr Mark Sinclair has announced an exclusive technology alliance and partnership with Suitebox. Mentor Education is leading the way in the financial services sector with a best of breed approach for the delivery and assessment of education and training programs. Financial Planners must become more tech savvy. The new generation […]

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Mentor Education enrolments reflect positive industry response to adviser education legislation says Dr Sinclair

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Mentor Education founder and MD Dr Mark Sinclair has announced that the passing into law of the federal government’s professional standards for financial advisers’ legislation earlier this month has been reflected in an immediate uplift in Mentor Education enrolments. “With the enacting of the legislation, the advice industry was lifted out of the ‘holding pattern’ […]

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Mentor Education and CoreData survey of industry standards to new financial planning education standards

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A ground-breaking survey of over 500 financial advisers has revealed that the majority of planners want a more professional industry underpinned by real and credible qualifications. The study, commissioned by leading private education provider Mentor Education, surveyed a broad cross-section of advice specialities including 400 financial planners, 86 accountants and 54 mortgage brokers. Key findings include: 55% of […]

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New industry standards body: Design it well to ensure adviser education and consumers come first

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“The Government’s proposed education and ethical standards body for financial advisers must be designed well to ensure adviser education and consumers come first”, says MD of Mentor Education, Dr Mark Sinclair. “The Government has just released a revised draft of legislation aimed at raising the Professional Standards of Financial Advisers. In it the Government has […]

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Focus on financial advice qualifications an overdue step; but beware, all degrees are not equal

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Australia’s largest privately-owned financial services training company has welcomed the Federal Government’s focus on enhanced academic qualifications but is concerned that exemptions for so-called ‘degree-equivalents’ potentially undermines the aim of improving financial advice for consumers. Mentor Education founder and principal, Dr. Mark Sinclair, said enhancing qualifications was a long overdue step, critical in underpinning the […]

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Mentor path to UNE Degree

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Graduates of Mentor Education Group’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) can now fast track their qualifications to a financial planning degree. An Articulation Agreement between the Mentor Education Group (Mentor) and the University of New England (UNE) means Mentor graduates can now receive advanced standing if they apply for a Bachelor […]

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