Financial Advisor

Discussion in 'Financial Planning' started by Al1979, 15th Jan, 2018.

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  1. Al1979

    Al1979 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I am looking for recommendations on a financial advisor that can give advice on life insurance, income protection etc. I don't need advice on investing at this stage however impressive performance may encourage further requirements of services.

    I am hoping to find one that is pay for service and not commissioned on putting me into something that doesn't suit me.

    Any advice here would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Simon Moore

    Simon Moore Residential & Commercial Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    You will struggle to find an adviser that does not take commission on insurance. What location?
     
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  3. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgages, Finance & Property Strategy Aust Wide Business Member

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    Most insurance advisors will be paid commissions, much like mortgage brokers. It does not necessarily mean they'll give you a product that's not in your best interests - I could be wrong, but if it's like mortgage broking the comms are not that different no matter which product you use.
     
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  4. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Have you got any non deductible debt ?

    ta
    rolf
     
  5. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    We are in Melbourne and Roskow do not charge commission for insurance (if you have insurance that do pay commission they will refund this to you) but they do charge a monthly fee for the advice which will include insurance but also reviewing shares, property and goals etc.

    We have been with them for about 1 year and the service they have provided for us was much better than the previous financial planner (about 3 years).

    Do you own DD if they are suitable for you.

    Quality Independent Financial Advice for High Achievers
     
  6. Trainee

    Trainee Well-Known Member

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    How much are you willing to pay?