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What is Estate Planning?

There are a lot of “smoke and mirrors” in the financial services industry and a lot of jargon. It could be argued that much of this jargon is used to confuse consumers and dissuade them from doing it themselves.

Independent advisers sleep well at night

Recently one of Australia’s main professional bodies for Financial advisers noted that one way to remain profitable was to take advantage of “the FoFA (Future of Financial Advice) conflicts of interest carve out for self-managed super funds.

Tax Planning arms race heats up!

With the “politics of envy” in full swing in Australia, tax advisers will no doubt continue to be a profession in demand.


As one of Australia’s truly independent financial advice firms, we are regularly asked to provide our opinion on key financial matters.  We have included a selection below:

Not under the influence

The age of the bespoke independent adviser is slowly dawning on the financial planning industry, Ben Smythe tells Jeremy Chunn.

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