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INDEPENDENCE IS THE TICKET TO THE DANCE Last month Australia’s largest accounting group, the Certified Practicing Accountants (“CPA”) launched a financial planning solution for its members – CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd.  It will essentially offer a licencing solution for its members who want to offer...

PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST In the wake of the Commonwealth Bank saga both government and industry are making the same noises they've been making for nearly two decades now, only louder. It's time for a different approach. US President Dwight Eisenhower said "what is important is seldom...

GREENS BACK INDEPENDENT ADVICE Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has issued a strong endorsement of the independent financial advice sector, musing about a future industry dominated by non-aligned players. Rising to speak in support of Labor's failed attempt to disallow the government's FOFA amendments last week, Senator Whish-Wilson...

HOW TO FIND TRUSTWORTHY FINANCIAL ADVICE It's been a rough time for the financial planning industry of late. Between the Commonwealth Bank scandal, which saw customers lose their life savings at the hands of unscrupulous advisers, and the government watering down consumer protections, the idea of entrusting...

IFAAA WELCOMES CPA AUSTRALIA TO THE FRATERNITY OF INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISERS IFAAA Media Release IFAAA welcomes CPA Australia to the fraternity of Independent Financial Advisers The Independent Financial Advisers Association of Australia (IFAAA) has today applauded CPA Australia’s new initiative, CPA Australia Advice. The IFAAA believes that CPA’s...

IFAAA NATIONAL INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY, 7TH NOVEMBER 2014 A New Era of financial advisers practising the IFAAA's Gold Standard of Independence™. No commissions. No asset fees. No links to products. Just conflict-free professional advice. From all over Australia, the IFAAA Symposium will bring together financial advisers, both existing...

IFAAA NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2016 THE ROAD TO PROFESSIONALISM Friday, 28th October 2016 The Road To Professionalism There are vast mindset differences between financial advisers who call themselves professional … and those who the public, the media and the law regard as professional. The outdated financial planners’ transaction-centric business model actually...

A LOST OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSUMERS IFAAA Media Release Enhanced Public Register of Financial Advisers ‘lost opportunity’ for consumers Earlier this year the Government announced it would set up an Enhanced Register of Financial Advisers for the benefit of consumers. The Government said the register would provide details of...