It’s important to know what the best options are for you and your family. Financial planners (or advisers), provide personalised advice on investments, insurance, tax, superannuation, managing risk, and planning for your retirement.
Who can give financial advice?
To give advice on financial products, an individual or company must be authorised under an Australian financial services licence from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
Other financial professionals like lenders, accountants or bookkeepers aren’t authorised to provide you with financial advice, unless they are licenced. They can provide factual information and general advice about products, but can’t cross the line to personal advice or recommendations.
The license process ensures you get access to independent, good quality information and advice about financial products.
How can a financial planner help?
A good financial planner understands your financial needs will evolve over time. By understanding your goals, they can help you get the most from your money with tax-effective investments.
Even if you know investment is the wise choice, it’s hard to know where and what to invest in. There’s hundreds of choices and combinations, it can be tough to know what’s right for you. Your investment choices include:
Good investment boosts health and wellbeing
According to research from our financial planning partner, Bridges Financial Services, seeing a financial planner boosts emotional, social and personal wellbeing. People who see a financial planner are:
Ready to make a financial plan?
Want to make the investment choices to achieve your financial goals? Talk to QBANK’s licenced financial planning partner, Bridges Financial Services. Contact QBANK or call us on 13 77 28.
Following the decision by the Reserve Bank to reduce the official cash rate for the second time in as many months, QBANK will reduce interest rates on its already very competitive variable rate home loan products for owner occupiers and investors by 0.20% per annum. Mortgage secured overdraft rates will also be reduced by 0.20% per annum.
If you want to teach your younger children about money, helping them set up their own bank account is a great start.
Buying a house is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. Don’t be afraid to ask your agent the hard questions before you sign up for a new home or investment property.