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Implementation of reforms need to be in the best interest of the consumer, says FPA

At the Senate Economics Committee Hearing today, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) announced that they would support a one year transition and implementation timeframe of the FoFA reforms. At today’s hearing, Dante De Gori, General Manager Policy and Government relations of the FPA, reiterated that the FPA supports the majority of the FoFA reforms and […]

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More Australians should have the opportunity to self-fund their retirement, says the FPA

Following the Government’s Tax Forum in October last year, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) will again be the only voice representing the financial planning profession at tomorrow’s first sitting of the newly announced Superannuation Roundtable, chaired by Hon Bill Shorten. The government introduced the new Superannuation Roundtable to consider ideas that arose on superannuation reform […]

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Peak association encourages a tax deduction of financial advice fees

The FPA submission to the federal budget 2012-13 has outlined key recommendations to improve access to financial advice to all Australians, such as a tax deduction of fees. Dante De Gori, General Manager Policy and Government Relations for the FPA and responsible for the FPA submission, has suggested key budgetary public policy initiatives required to […]

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Too much of FoFA ‘lost in translation’. Professionalism key to getting reforms back on track, FPA tells parliament

While reiterating broad support of the intent behind the original FoFA reforms, head of peak professional body the Financial Planning Association (FPA), Mark Rantall, today warned the Parliamentary Joint Committee (PJC) examining the latest round of FoFA bill proposals that some of the reforms had lost their way. While acknowledging that the reforms are likely […]

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Profession welcomes the next stage in financial planning reforms

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has responded in support of the FoFA Tranche 2 reforms tabled in Parliament this morning, noting the government’s effort to improve the quality and availability of financial advice for all consumers. “The FPA has been in communication with the government over the past two years to ensure FoFA works for […]

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Financial Planning Association welcomes Superannuation Guarantee measures

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) congratulates Parliament on the historic passing of the Superannuation Guarantee Bill today. The House of Representatives has passed legislation on the gradual increase of compulsory superannuation contributions from 9 per cent to 12 per cent. The legislation includes measures to remove the age limit of the Superannuation Guarantee, which currently […]

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FPA celebrates Best Practice financial planners

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has recognised and awarded five exemplary members for their outstanding commitment to Australians when delivering a higher standard of professional and trusted financial advice. The FPA announced the winners of the Best Practice Awards at the FPA National Conference 2011 Gala Dinner, held in Brisbane. The Best Practice Awards, replacing […]

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Undergraduates building foundations for a strong profession

Just 12 months after unveiling its higher education strategy, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) has announced that over 500 students are now studying undergraduate degrees aligned with the FPA’s CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® program across 17 Australian universities. The success of the FPA’s joint initiative with Australia’s university community is facilitated by Financial Planning Education Council […]

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FPA members lead the way in FoFA transition

The Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) 2009 decision to phase out commissions has paid off with new research, launched today at the FPA Conference, showing its members are the most-prepared for the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. According to research conducted by Investment Trends, CFP® holders lead the shift to a post- FoFA world already […]

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Australians engage with professionalism message, members receive a reputation dividend

The FPA’s mission to not only raise professional standards but actively promote its intentions to the Australian public has received independent endorsement with new consumer research confirming the national advertising campaign has struck a chord with its targeted audience. The independent research conducted by Ipsos ASI Australia launched today at FPA National Conference in Brisbane, […]

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