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AFL legend Shane Crawford to join Tasmanian cycling challenge

Nineteen cyclists from across Australia will set off tomorrow from Devonport in Tasmania for the 2017 Future2 Wheel Classic, raising money for the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) Future2 Foundation. The seven-day, 726km fundraising ride will go from north to south, taking an inland route via Cradle Mountain and Queenstown to arrive in Hobart in time […]

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Future2 grants $823,000 for disadvantaged young Australians

Future2, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has awarded $133,000 in grants this year to community not-for-profit organisations with programs for socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians. Grants have been awarded to 14 charity organisations across Australia in regional and metro areas, each endorsed by a local FPA member. Future2 […]

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FPA welcomes FASEA’s announcement to adopt FPEC

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) welcomes the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) announcement last week that clarifies its position on the qualifications that will be required for individuals entering the financial advice profession. The announcement effectively confirms that FASEA will accept the FPA’s gift of the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) […]

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Leading social entrepreneur to address 2017 FPA Professionals Congress

A leading voice in the provision of renewable energy, Katerina Kimmorley, will be the guest speaker for the Women in Wealth breakfast at the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Professionals Congress in Hobart. Pene Lovett, Chief Operating Officer of the FPA said Katerina’s adventurous spirit and role in co-founding Pollinate Energy, a cause driven business that […]

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Awards finalists unveiled ahead of FPA Professionals Congress

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced the shortlist for all six categories of the 2017 FPA Awards ahead of the presentation ceremony at FPA Professionals Congress in Hobart on 23 November. Recognising outstanding planners, paraplanners, students and practices, the awards celebrate individuals and businesses who demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellent outcomes […]

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FPA launches Women in Wealth events in Brisbane and Sydney

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is partnering with Financial Executive Women (FEW) to present the first FPA Women in Wealth networking events in Brisbane and Sydney with support from gold sponsor, Macquarie Bank. In April this year, the FPA and FEW announced an alliance to advance the progression of women in financial planning. […]

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FPA highlights the importance of financial capability on World Financial Planning Day

The​ ​Financial​ Planning​ ​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Australia​ ​(FPA)​ will​ ​​focus​ ​on​ ​financial​ ​literacy​ ​as​ part​​ ​of global ​ efforts​ ​ to​ ​​raise ​ consumer​ ​ awareness​ ​ and​ ​ understanding​ ​ of​ ​ financial​​  planning​ ​ for​ ​ World​ Financial​ ​Planning​ ​Day​ ​on​ ​Wednesday,​ ​4​ ​October. Australia​ ​ranks​ ​ninth​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ […]

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FPA joins global financial planning community to celebrate first World Financial Planning Day

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is delighted to announce that Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), the global licensing body for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®/CFP® designation, will host the first World Financial Planning Day on Wednesday, 4 October during the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) World Investor Week. IOSCO’s World Investor Week is […]

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FPA submits financial advice competition recommendations to Productivity Commission

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has submitted recommendations to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into competition in the Australian financial system, designed to help enhance innovation, choice, efficiency and the quality of financial advice services for consumers. The recommendations cover a number of areas relating to the unique financial advice market. These include issues […]

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FPA’s partnership with Banqer to boost financial literacy in schools

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has launched a partnership with Banqer, an online interactive learning tool designed to assist teaching financial literacy and help boost motivation in primary school classrooms. Schools introduced to Banqer by FPA members will have access to the online program, as well as qualified support from a financial planner. […]

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