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FPA vindicates key role in negotiating FoFA reforms

FPA vindicates key role in negotiating FoFA reforms 29 August 2011 The Financial Planning Association (FPA) welcomes further clarity on the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms released today, but continues to reject the Opt-In in proposal as a cumbersome and unnecessary impost on Australia’s professional financial planners and their clients. “We have led the […]

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Planner professionalism increases with uptake of international qualification

Some 5,600 of the FPA’s 12,000 members already have the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) designation. FPA CEO, Mark Rantall, said: “As with any qualification, the greater the demand for it and the more numbers going through, the higher the entry requirements and pass rates, pushing up the value and standard of the accreditation.” New stringent entry […]

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FPA calls on Government to scrap opt-in

Following lengthy discussions lead by the FPA, the Minister for Financial Services Bill Shorten last week indicated that the Federal Government would reverse a decision to ban commissions on insurance inside Superannuation on personal advice. Whilst welcoming this review, the FPA also continues to call on the government to review its position on opt-in ahead […]

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FPA calls on Industry Super Network to finally come clean Sydney

Financial Planning Association (FPA) chief executive Mark Rantall said: “Enough is enough.” “On behalf of our professional financial planner members and their clients who represent some $630 billion in investments and retirement savings in Australia, I call upon the ISN to desist from its latest deceptive and hypocritical claims in the best interests of all […]

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Free financial advice service easing the worry of end of financial year – Sydney Morning Herald

The Financial Planning Associations (FPA) “Ask an Expert” free online financial advice service, launched as part of Financial Planning Week, has received such an overwhelming response from Australians that the service will continue to run as the end of financial year fast approaches.

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