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FPA announces 2012 Tasmanian Best Practice Award winners, recognising excellence in financial planning

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has announced the Tasmanian state winner and runner-up for its 2012 Best Practice Awards. The Awards form an integral part of the FPA’s mandate to elevate the status of financial planning to a universally respected profession and are a symbol of excellence for Australians seeking financial advice from a trusted, […]

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FPA recognises Australia’s top financial planners

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has recognised the top tier of financial planners in Australia by announcing the national winners of the 2012 Best Practice Awards in Melbourne. These awards acknowledge some of Australia’s best financial planners, the positive contribution they make to the financial future of Australians and the superior outcomes achieved for their […]

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National financial planning curriculum launched

The Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) today launched its approved national Accreditation and Curriculum Framework for financial planning degrees, establishing an agreed foundation for qualifications that encompasses and exceeds the regulatory requirement for financial planning education courses in Australia. The launch was at the biannual meeting of the Financial Planning Academics Forum (FPAF), and on […]

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Research shows ‘double dividend’ benefit of professional advice

Research released today highlights the valuable difference higher standards and an affiliation with a professional association can have on the career of financial planners. The Investment Trends research shows that CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals earn on average 25% more than other financial planning practitioners in Australia, and among non-principal financial planners, experienced FPA members typically earn a third more […]

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FPA announces 2012 Queensland Best Practice Award winners, recognising excellence in financial planning

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has announced the Queensland state winners for its 2012 Best Practice Awards.  The awards form an integral part of the FPA’s mandate to elevate the status of financial planning to a universally respected profession and are a symbol of excellence for Australians seeking financial advice from a trusted, qualified and […]

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Global Win for CFP® Certification

Financial Planning Standards Board adds voice of the global financial planning profession to international standards debate Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), owner of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification program announced that it has been approved as an affiliate member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the international standard setter for securities markets. […]

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Member growth underpins a strong and vibrant FPA

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has today released its Annual Report for 2011/2012, including a number of significant highlights for the professional body. Financially, the FPA remains strong, reporting a slight surplus in the past financial year.  Matthew Rowe, Chair of the FPA said: “Our financial result is significant in that we projected operating deficits […]

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FPA launches Code of Professional Practice consultation

Proposed revisions to the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) Code of Professional Practice have been announced to evolve the professional standards of members in line with the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms and the ASIC’s RG183 – Consultation Paper 191 Future of Financial Advice: Approval of codes of conduct for exemption from opt-in requirement – […]

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Successful advertising campaign increases consumer awareness for financial planning industry

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is pleased to announce the results of its continuing consumer advertising campaign. The advertising, which started in September last year and accelerated in the past four months, has exceeded its target of increasing consumer awareness of FPA members by 20 per cent, achieving a 24 per cent increase in tracking […]

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Financial Planners submit to Best Practice

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has today opened submissions to the prestigious Best Practice Awards and the FPA Honorary Awards 2012. The FPA Best Practice Awards recognise professional financial planners who provide superior outcomes for clients in line with the FPA Code of Professional Practice. The FPA Code holds members to high standards of Ethics, […]

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