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Stronger Super: FPA resolves to support Australian super fund members

The FPA particularly welcomes the clarification of timelines including the commencement and implementation of certain MySuper measures. “Irrespective of our position on MySuper the FPA is pleased that industry is been granted adequate time to transition,” said FPA CEO Mark Rantall. “The FPA is very pleased with Super Stream and believe this will deliver not […]

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Stephan Strategic achieves FPA Professional Practice status

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is Australia’s peak professional body for financial planners. Its Professional Practice accreditation recognises practices of the highest calibre in their local community. The business was started by Magdy Maurice Stephan, a pioneer in the provision of financial planning education in Victoria and was involved in the preparation of the FPA’s […]

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Financial Planning Association launches campaign to target consumer advice gap

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has launched a national television, print and online advertising campaign to demonstrate the importance of choosing a professional, qualified financial planner by looking for a member of the FPA. The campaign is part of a 5-year $15 million strategy. The FPA is Australia’s peak association for professional financial planning. It […]

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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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