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28 Apr 2018 (AFR) – Highway robbery? – How to find a decent financial planner

(28 April 2018, AFR, p28, by Joanna Mather)

‘How do you spot a truly independent financial adviser? Well, it’s tricky. The $4.6 billion financial planning industry is characterised by a complex web of allegiances and opaque reward structures that, as the Hayne royal commission has demonstrated, do not always serve the best interests of consumers. While it is impossible to guard against fibs – yes, the commission has heard about planners misrepresenting about their qualifications – there are a few basic checks and precautions you can take.  ‘

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