Finding a truly independent financial adviser is not easy, but don’t let that put you off. We’ve done the hard work for you.
Members of the Profession of Independent Financial Advisers (PIFA) talk about why it was critical for them to only provide independent financial advice, what changes when they become independent, and how it changes how they work with clients.
Independent financial advice has been a topical issue recently, and is likely to become significantly more prominent in the coming years.
SuperGuide began tracking Australia’s independent financial advisers in 2010. We have always recognised that financial advice can add significant value to an individual or couple’s retirement plans, so long as it is truly independent, free from conflicts, and in the best interests of the clients.
Just because a financial planner’s business card doesn’t display the logo of a bank or insurance company doesn’t mean he or she is independent.
Planning your future means making the decision not to let Lady Luck call the shots. Financial planning exists so you can actually experience the future you want to have. Clarity on what you want that future to look like is a pre-requisite.