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Professional Planner "Response to inadequacy of financial advice and education levels required"

John Hewison
Founder and Director
25 Aug 2014

Recent media coverage shone light on the level of training inadequacy for the financial advice industry in Australia and highlighted the low level of trust Australian consumers have in the industry as a whole. The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has a degree-based standard in place and a clear definition of what it considers to be the appropriate criteria defining an Independent Financial Adviser. However, anyone can become a licensed financial adviser following completion of four subjects of a diploma standard – not even a full diploma.

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