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For everyday Australians, financial advice has never looked so good

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) would like to announce that James Trethewie, ex Bachelorette contestant, is now a Celebrity Guest Contributor to the FPA Money & Life website. Much to the disappointment of viewers, “Tarzan with a calculator”, as dubbed by Bachelorette Sophie Monk, did not make it through to the final three. James […]

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Education and professional standards in the spotlight at 2018 FPA National Roadshow

The 2018 Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) National Roadshow will provide members with the chance to learn more about the facts around the proposed Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) education and professional standards. Kicking off in South East Melbourne, Victoria, on Wednesday 18 April, the 2018 FPA National Roadshow will visit 33 […]

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FPA announces new Board member

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) today announced Mark Rantall CFP® will finish his term as an FPA Board director, effective 28 February 2018. Mr Rantall, who served as FPA CEO from July 2010 to February 2016, has provided an invaluable advisory role to the FPA as a Board member since then. Newly appointed Board member […]

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Future2 grants $5,000 to Special Olympics Australia in Mackay

Future2, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has awarded a $5,000 grant to Special Olympics Australia Mackay, a community not-for-profit organisation that provides weekly sports training and regular competition for people with an intellectual disability. The grant was awarded on Wednesday in Mackay by FPA Chapter Chair James Wortley CFP®, […]

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Mark Brimble steps down as Chair of FPEC

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) announced today that Dr Mark Brimble has officially resigned from his post as Chair of the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). Dr Brimble, a Board Director with the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), is stepping down from chairing FPEC following FASEA’s announcement to adopt FPEC’s framework […]

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FPSB reports record number of CFP® professionals worldwide

The number of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals is on the rise, says the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). The Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), the global licensing body for the CFP® designation, has reported another year of growth with a 3.2 per cent rise in the number of CFP® professionals in 2017. The FPSB […]

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FPA joins global effort against cancer on World Cancer Day

The​ ​Financial Planning​​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Australia​ ​(FPA)​ will​ be highlighting its support of Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Financial Planning Referral Service as part of global efforts to raise awareness and education about cancer for World ​Cancer​ ​Day​ ​on ​Sunday ​4​ ​February. World Cancer Day’s primary objective is to get as many people as possible around […]

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FPEC announces winners of the 2017 Financial Planning Academic Research Grants

The Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) has announced the four winners of the 2017 FPEC Academic Research Grants that include academics from Deakin University, Griffith University and RMIT. The FPEC Academic Research Grants are jointly sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), AMP and NAB, and recognise those that have demonstrated a commitment […]

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FPA submission supports strengthening penalties for unlicensed operators

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has submitted recommendations to the ASIC Enforcement Review to increase the proposed penalty for unlicensed operators, to support the professionalisation of the financial planning profession. The FPA in principle supports the ASIC Enforcement Review’s Positions Paper 7, entitled “Strengthening Penalties for Corporate and Financial Sector Misconduct”. The Paper […]

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FPA Congress inspires financial planners to embrace change

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) attracted over 1,100 delegates from around the country to its sold out 2017 FPA Professionals Congress in Hobart last week where financial planners were encouraged and equipped to embrace technological, social and regulatory change. The Future2 celebration at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) and the Women […]

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