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Establish, Protect & Grow Your Wealth with our Expert Financial Advisors

Get the trusted guidance, genuine care & ongoing support you need to successfully manage your finances.

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Welcome! And thanks for stopping by. You’ve found your new team of financial advisors, and we’re here to give you valuable financial advice.

Our solutions for life and wealth are designed to help you live well, both now and in the future.

Read on to learn a little bit about us, what we can do for you, and how we can help you get to where you want to be.

We've Won Numerous Awards for Our Outstanding Service

Finding Certainty

We believe that true wealth goes beyond monetary gains; it encompasses a balanced life. Our goal is to provide you with the confidence and peace of mind you need to navigate the ever-changing landscape of life.

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Achieving Balance

Finding the sweet spot between life and wealth can be a game-changer, melting away financial stress and bringing peace.

A balanced financial plan allows you to focus on what truly counts – family, personal growth, and well-being.

This balance isn’t just about numbers; it’s the key to chasing your dreams and savouring life’s richness.

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Living in the Moment

Adopting a balanced approach to live for today while planning for tomorrow brings financial peace of mind.

With a secure future in the works, you can enjoy today’s life while feeling prepared for what’s ahead.

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Embracing Change

Life’s turning points provide an opportunity to reassess. These moments of clarity remind us of what’s truly important. 

With our support, you can easily and confidently adapt your plan to accommodate new goals, challenges, and opportunities that arise along the way.

Our Success in Numbers

At Direct Wealth, the numbers tell our story. With years of dedicated service, tons of experience, and countless happy clients, we’ve built a reputation for trust and excellence. 

Here’s a look at what we’ve achieved:

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What Can Working with a Financial Advisor Do for You?

Teaming up with our financial advisors can significantly enhance your financial well-being.

We provide the support and insights needed to navigate financial challenges smoothly. Whether it’s breaking down complex issues, or offering tailored advice, we’re here to help.

Our financial advisors take the time to thoroughly understand your unique situation. This allows us to create strategies specifically designed for you. 

Whether you have specific financial objectives or need general guidance through life’s financial ups and downs, our advisors offer the clarity and support necessary to manage any financial situation confidently. With our personalised approach, you can feel secure and prepared for whatever comes next.

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We Can Help You Manage and Grow Your Wealth

Our financial advisors provide a wide range of services designed to help you manage and grow your wealth.

Everyday financial decisions, crafting investment strategies, managing superannuation, estate planning, or tax efficiency, or anything else, we cover all aspects of financial management.

Our tailored advice is customised to fit your unique needs and goals, ensuring you remain on track for financial success.

Whether you need immediate assistance or are planning for the future, we’re here to support you at every step. Our goal is to prepare you for what lies ahead, offering personalised advice that positions you for success. We aim to help you achieve the best possible financial outcomes.

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Terry L.

Satisfied Client

“Many thanks to the team at Direct Wealth for keeping us on track with regards to our financial goals.

They have been managing our financial affairs for many years now and we would not be in the great position that we are in, going into retirement, without their ongoing expert advice and successful strategies to maximise wealth.

Highly recommended!

Better Wealth, Better Life

Our fine selection of financial advisor services is designed to harmonise your life and financial well-being. Explore our comprehensive offerings to find the right solutions tailored to your needs, ensuring a secure and prosperous future.

Our accounting services are designed to keep your financial records accurate, compliant, and efficient, whether you are an individual or a business. We offer:

  • Bookkeeping and Financial Reporting: Keep your business or personal finances organised and easily accessible.
  • Tax Preparation and Planning: Minimise your tax liability and stay compliant with all regulations.
  • Payroll Services: Ensure your employees are paid accurately and on time.
  • Personal Financial Management: Get expert advice on managing personal finances, from budgeting to tax planning.

Let us handle the numbers so you can focus on what matters most. Contact us today to learn how our comprehensive accounting services can benefit you.

Managing your cash flow effectively is crucial for maintaining financial stability and achieving your long-term goals. We help you understand and control your finances, ensuring you can meet your current needs while planning for the future. We can help with:

  • Budget Creation and Management: Develop a personalised budget that aligns with your financial goals and lifestyle.
  • Expense Tracking and Analysis: Monitor your spending to identify areas for improvement and ensure you stay on track.
  • Cash Flow Forecasting: Predict your future financial position to make informed decisions and avoid surprises.
  • Debt Management: Create strategies to reduce debt and improve your financial health.

You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of your financial situation, allowing you to make informed decisions, allocate resources effectively, avoid unnecessary debt, and build a solid foundation for future financial success.

Take control of your finances today. Learn more here – Cash Flow Management.

Our estate planning services help you create a comprehensive plan that reflects your intentions and safeguards your legacy. We can help with: 

  • Wills and Trusts: Draft and manage legal documents to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
  • Power of Attorney: Appoint trusted individuals to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated.
  • Healthcare Directives: Establish guidelines for medical care and treatment preferences.
  • Estate Tax Planning: Develop strategies to minimise estate taxes and maximise the inheritance for your beneficiaries.

With our estate planning services, you’ll have a clear and structured plan that protects your assets and provides for your loved ones. Our meticulous approach ensures that all legal and financial aspects are covered, reducing the burden on your family during difficult times.

Find out more about our estate planning services – Estate Planning.

Our finance broker services help you find the best financial solutions while simplifying the process. Whether you’re looking to secure a loan, refinance existing debt, or fund a major purchase, we provide expert guidance tailored to your unique needs. We offer:

  • Loan Sourcing: Identify and secure the best loan options for your needs, including home loans, business loans, and personal loans.
  • Refinancing: Help you find better rates and terms to reduce your debt and save money.
  • Debt Consolidation: Combine multiple debts into a single, manageable payment plan.
  • Financial Structuring: Develop optimal financial structures for investments and business operations.

With our finance broker services, you’ll gain access to a wide range of financial products and lenders, ensuring you get the best possible terms and rates.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you secure the best financial solutions.

Making the right financial decisions can significantly reduce the cost of debt, providing you with greater financial freedom and substantial savings. Our team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring you secure the best lending options available and can manage your debt effectively. We offer: 

  • Loan Selection: Assist you in choosing the most suitable loans for your needs, whether for personal, business, or investment purposes.
  • Debt Management: Provide strategies to manage and reduce your debt, improving your financial stability.
  • Refinancing Solutions: Help you find better rates and terms to refinance existing loans, saving you money over the long term.
  • Financial Structuring: Advise on optimal financial structures to maximise efficiency and achieve your financial goals.

With our finance and lending advice, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions that align with your financial strategy. We offer personalised advice tailored to your unique circumstances, ensuring that every financial move you make is in your best interest.

Visit our Finance & Lending page for more info.

Creating the right investment strategy involves more than just selecting stocks; it’s about aligning with your unique financial situation and goals. We tailor your portfolio to suit your needs, guiding you through various options to find the best fit and maximise your returns. We offer: 

  • Personalised Portfolio Management: Customised investment portfolios that reflect your risk tolerance, time horizon, and financial objectives.
  • Market Monitoring: Continuous monitoring of market trends and opportunities to keep your investments well-positioned for growth.
  • Diverse Investment Options: Access to a wide range of investment opportunities, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and alternative assets.
  • Strategic Advice: Ongoing strategic advice to adjust your portfolio as needed, ensuring it stays aligned with your goals.

Our team of investment experts is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of investing.

Interested in how we can help? Discover more about our investment advice services here – Investment Advice.

Finding the right mortgage is crucial, and our mortgage brokers are here to make it easy. We compare rates, terms, and features from various lenders to ensure you get a mortgage that fits your needs. We offer:
  • Rate Comparison: Detailed comparison of rates from various lenders to find the best deal for you.
  • Personalised Mortgage Solutions: Customised mortgage options that align with your financial situation and goals.
  • Expert Negotiation: Skilled negotiation with lenders to secure favourable terms and conditions.
  • Comprehensive Support: Guidance through the entire mortgage process, from application to approval.
We handle the complexities of mortgage broking, so you can focus on finding the perfect home. Our brokers work diligently to ensure you receive the best possible mortgage terms, making the the buying process stress-free and cost-effective. Ready to find the best mortgage? Contact us today.

Being fully protected is essential, and we’re here to help you find the right insurance coverage for your needs. Our experts guide you through the options to ensure you have comprehensive protection to ensure you and your loved ones are safeguarded against life’s uncertainties. We offer: 

  • Life Insurance: Tailored policies that provide financial security for your loved ones in the event of your passing.
  • Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Insurance: Coverage that supports you financially if you are unable to work due to a permanent disability.
  • Income Protection Insurance: Ensures a steady income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury.
  • Trauma Insurance: Financial support in the case of serious illnesses or injuries.

With our comprehensive insurance services, you can have peace of mind knowing that you and your family are well-protected. 

Learn more about our personal insurance advice here – Insurance Broker Services.

Looking forward to a retirement that’s everything it should be? Let us help you design a roadmap that combines well-earned freedom with financial stability. We simplify retirement planning, taking the time to understand your needs and tailor a plan just for you. We offer: 

  • Personalised Retirement Plans: Tailored strategies that align with your lifestyle goals and financial situation.
  • Income Planning: Ensuring you have a steady income stream throughout your retirement years.
  • Superannuation Management: Positioning your superannuation to provide a secure retirement.
  • Healthcare Planning: Preparing for medical expenses and long-term care.

With our help, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your future is secure. Our experts provide ongoing support and adjustments to your plan as your circumstances change, ensuring your retirement is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Learn more here – Retirement Planning Services.

Having a self-managed super fund (SMSF) doesn’t have to be difficult. Our team simplifies the complexities and takes on the continuous responsibilities of managing your SMSF. We offer: 

  • SMSF Setup: Assistance with establishing your fund, including legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Investment Strategy: Tailored advice to develop and implement an effective investment plan for your SMSF.
  • Ongoing Management: Continuous support to ensure your SMSF remains compliant and aligned with your financial goals.
  • Administration and Reporting: Handling all the necessary paperwork, audits, and reporting requirements.

We provide expert advice and support, ensuring your SMSF is compliant and aligned with your financial goals. 

Discover how we can make your SMSF journey smoother and more straightforward. Learn more here: Self-managed Super Fund Services.

Choosing the right superannuation strategy goes beyond just picking a fund; it involves customising contributions, investment choices, and retirement planning to ensure the best outcomes. What we offer:

  • Superannuation Strategy: Tailored advice to develop a superannuation plan that aligns with your financial goals.
  • Contribution Planning: Guidance on making the most of your contributions to maximise your super balance.
  • Investment Options: Assistance in selecting the best investment choices within your super fund.
  • Retirement Planning: Comprehensive advice to ensure your superannuation supports a comfortable retirement.

Our expert advisers offer comprehensive guidance to optimise your super and support a comfortable retirement. We take the time to understand your unique financial situation and goals, providing personalised advice to help you make the most of your superannuation. 

Find out how our superannuation advice services can enhance your financial future – Superannuation Advice.

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I recently had a follow up meeting with Luke Youd who has now joined the Direct Wealth team. As usual the meeting with Luke was very informative and he is always generous with his time to explain things to me – regardless of how obscure my questions might be.

I have great confidence in my dealings with Luke going forward and also with the friendly Direct Wealth staff in general, who are helpful and proactive with their communications with their clients.
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Natalie is always available to help Sherry and I with accurate and timely support when ever we need help. Over the last couple of years it has been very trying for us with dealing with all the red tape with our personal issues and Natalie has always been caring, supportive and a great support to us one that we could not have continued without and we both thank her and the team from the bottom of our hearts.
Thanks Richard 😀
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Always helpful, they listen and give constructive and sound advise and always a pleasure to deal with
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Our association with Luke Youd began around 5 years ago. His advice, guidance and expertise has steered us safely, successfully and profitably to a great semi retired lifestyle, arguably, 10 years or potentially more, ahead of schedule. We count ourselves very fortunate to have Luke in our corner. He has our sincerest thanks. If there were more stars we’d click everyone of them.
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Kirsty has recently taken over my superannuation account and I’m very impressed with the service I have received since coming across. I feel very comfortable with Kirsty, I trust her and she has provided open and honest advice. I think Kirsty is a shining star, shows consideration of my needs and is very easy going.
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We came to Lyle at Direct Wealth not knowing where our next financial step in life would go. With Lyle’s help, we are now looking forward to a comfortable retirement. He is very knowledgeable, and we highly recommend Lyle at Direct Wealth.
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Sam and Ella were excellent in providing general information for my parents who are looking to retire. Whilst we aren’t at the stage to utilise the service we are very impressed by their professionalism and genuine care.
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Erin is very approachable and patient. She took time to understand our goals and built a customised plan for us. She walked us through it in a way that was easy to understand and allowed us to move forward at our pace.
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My wife and I have had Lyle as a financial advisor for a number of years and watched our portfolio grow. Lyle consistently provides us with excellent advice and his communication is outstanding. He provides us with constant support with the correct guidance extremely quickly when needed.
I have recommended many personnel to Lyle. The feedback I obtain from these personnel is that Lyle is excellent.
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My husband and I couldn’t recommend Luke highly enough to look after your financial dealings for your retirement. We feel in good hands with his vast knowledge and his amazing ability to provide us with prompt advice. Luke is astute and has great personality, our catch-ups are never boring 😊
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Over the course of about 3 years we have become so comfortable with Luke we feel like we are talking to family when we meet. Luke has been honest and straight forward from when we first met and has certainly led us in the right direction in preparation for retirement. Luke always responds quickly when we have a query and is very patient with our quirky ideas. We are very grateful for our relationship with Luke.
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My wife Jackie & I have recently completed an annual review with Kirsty. Whilst we have been looked after by Kirsty for a few years now we continue to be impressed with her knowledge, professionalism & lovely outgoing manner. We would also like to add that the support & office staff at Direct Wealth appear to be of the same high standard.
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Great communication between the understanding of why and how. Awesome adjustment to the conversation when it comes to knowledge and excitement for an understanding of new things.

Thanks for the help Lyle, I am looking forward to the future.
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My partner and I have recommended Erin to family and friends. We highly recommend her for her financial planning services. If you have been thinking about a financial planning service, make the call. We wish we had done it sooner!

Erin is authentic, knowledgeable and personable. The entire Direct Wealth team have been incredible to deal with during the process. Erin takes the time to ensure we are well-informed so we feel empowered in our decision making around our wealth management and financial planning. We feel so prepared for our financial future and it’s exciting!
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Today I met with Luke, his understanding of my financial position was very clear. The advice Luke shared with me for my retirement plan was clear and uncomplicated. I now feel much more at ease and confident with my view of the next step in my life. He was very down to earth and friendly to talk with and discuss all my options.
Thank you Luke
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Ben from Direct Wealth went above and beyond in handling my wife prior to her passing
I have met with Ben in several occasions since Linda’s passing and I could not be more grateful and impressed with Bens handling of the Estate of my wife’s financial affairs
I met with Ben today 09/01/2024 and I have no other words to explain how Bens work in preparing my wife’s affairs to be transferred as noted within the wishes of my dearly departed wife of over 50 years together Bens work ethics and delivery is extremely professional
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We had a great experience with our last visit, now that hubby is 67yrs of age, they guided us in a few ways to repay our 2 loans. We couldn’t be happier and alot less stress considering, Warren couldn’t receive his full pension because I’m still working. We highly recommend Direct Wealth to anyone who wants financial advice of any kind. Very professional and understanding. Many thanks to Peter for many years and to Jason, who is now looking after us.
Cheers, Ronona and Warren Cuffe
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Our friends recommended Direct Wealth to us through their own experience of dealing with them.

We contacted Direct Wealth and our financial advisor was Sam Dwight. Upon meeting Sam we immediately felt relaxed and comfortable with his advice.

We found Sam to be very professional, caring and knowledgeable to assist us with our retirement and superannuation goals. He was always available and quickly responded to any questions or concerns we had.
We would highly recommend Direct Wealth and Sam Dwight.
Frank and Coral
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Ben Marlow was initially thrust upon us after the amalgamation of our accountants with Direct Wealth and this is without doubt one of the best financial outcomes to have happened to my wife and I. Initially I was sceptical of his enthusiasm and apparent desire to nurture and improve our financial stability moving towards retirement. Ben has tailored his communication style to not only be relatable to us but also educational and has further embedded our trust in his advice with proven outcomes. I would absolutely recommend Ben to any prospective client.
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I had an excellent experience with Direct Wealth and Kirsty in setting up my personal insurances. The team are incredibly knowledgeable and took the time to understand my unique needs and circumstances. She explained all my options clearly and helped me choose the best coverage to protect myself and my family. The process was seamless, and I felt confident and well-informed every step of the way.
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Our circumstances changed and we needed advice fast. Lyle took the worry and panic away by setting up our portfolio to ensure our future is protected.
Lyle is professional, courteous and truly cares about his clients. His knowledge is exceptional and he is efficient.
Our family has total trust in Lyle and the team at Direct Wealth, knowing that they have our best interests in mind.
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Natalie, has given me exceptional support and service. I could not have done it without her. She has always been a ph call away, and nothing is to much bother. I am so grateful her advice and knowledge when it comes to finances. Thank you Natalie.
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I was impressed with the level of service and knowledge Lyle and the office team offered me for the obtaining of my first home loan!
Overall, the financial advice I received was invaluable in securing my first home loan! I highly recommend calling Sally to arrange an appointment with Lyle for a master in professional advice for any significant financial commitment or goal!
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Can’t speak highly enough of the advise that Joel & the team at Direct Wealth have supplied. Joel is always available when we need to contact him & answers our questions with ease. We have delt in the past with other super companies & have found Direct Wealth the easiest & most professional to deal with, we have no hesitation in recommending Joel & Direct Wealth to our friends & family.
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Russell & I met with Erin just recently. We find Erin very easy to talk to and she listens to us to give us the best advise. We are now in our next stage of life and Erin has provided us with excellent advise on how to move forward so we can enjoy our retirement without any worry. We cant recommend Erin highly enough for anybody looking for Financial Guidance.
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Direct Wealth team were patient, knowledgeable and made financial planning understandable . Excellent customer service .
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Working with Erin from Direct Wealth, I can’t speak more highly. Erin is extremely knowledgeable and informative with a fantastic demeanour – not bothered by all of my questions. I originally went to look at investment advice and options, but Erin has gone the extra mile and provided additional financial wellbeing enhancements which I’m excited about! Feels like I’m in good hands and excited to work with Erin and the Direct Wealth team.
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We have been a client for many years and would highly recommend. Kirsty goes above and beyond to assist and makes you feel extremely comfortable and have peace of minds that you are in good hands.
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My wife and I found direct wealth excellent to work with and we would highly recommend them for any financial needs whatsoever. A special mention to Kirsty who did everything for us and made the whole process very simple and Jasmine in the office who very efficient in sending all our paperwork and ensuring we were aware of each process.
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Excellent service since the takeover from Peter Jordan, all quire’s handled with professional care and help towards my Superannuation fund.
Cheers Gary Smith.
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Always very helpful and prompt in taking care of our needs. Provide good information on handling of our accounts.
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As a new client of Direct Wealth, I have been very impressed with Ben and the time he has taken to understand my changing financial situation and to work a best solution for me for the present and into the future.
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I highly recommend speaking with Erin if you’re seeking a Financial Advisor. She is knowledgeable, an excellent communicator and honest. She listened to my circumstances and tailored a plan to my needs.
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my wife and myself were introduced to Ben Marlow of Direct Wealth for a discussion on looking after our superannuation & pension requirements. I was a little doubtful at first as the fund i was with was performing ok for me. Ben gave us his background on financial planning and we had a second meeting with Ben. After this meeting my wife and myself decided to let Direct Wealth look after our finances. We could not be more pleased with our switch to Direct Wealth as the team there are so helpful and keeping us informed on our financial matters. I would recommend to anyone Direct Wealth for looking after their financial planning.
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I’d give more stars if I could…the best service ever! Caillin and Ben H. went above and beyond for me…I couldn’t be happier! Thanks so much for all your hard work! I would highly recommend Direct Wealth…especially Ben and Caillin!
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Had my first meeting with Greg and Simon today.
Very professional and answered all my questions with the exact details I was looking for in a financial team.
Other companies beat around the bush.
Really friendly and down to earth team.
This is my 3rd meeting this week with a advisory firm.
Should have just contacted them first
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We have been working with Brett for some years. We first met Brett when we were in need of assistance with super and he helped us navigate our way to the happy future we have today. We have since undertaken full financial planning with Direct Wealth and we are immensely pleased with the guidance and advice. I could not recommend a better financial planner to assist manage your future.

We've Helped Thousands of People Secure Their Future with Confidence and Clarity

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Our team is dedicated to crafting personalised financial strategies that not only meet but exceed our client’s expectations. 

Whether it’s positioning your finances, growing your wealth, or planning for the future, we’re here to support you at every step. 

Our goal is to make sure your today and tomorrow are financially safe, secure, and comfortable, so you can enjoy true peace of mind. 

Are you ready to improve your financial wellbeing and achieve your goals? Contact us today to get started! 

Kylie D.

Satisfied Client

“I have been a client of Direct Wealth for many years now, including a number of years when I lived overseas.

They offer prompt, thorough and up to date services with a level of communication that reflects your financial position and journey.

Any products or services (eg income protection insurance, accounting) they have referred me to have also been as professional and high quality as Direct Wealth’s services.

I often recommend Direct Wealth to my family and friends.”

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The first step is an easy welcome call. This quick and painless chat is all about getting to know one another. You can ask questions and get a feel for whether we’re right for you. 

To get started, simply fill out the form and we’ll be in touch ASAP.

We’re looking forward to meeting you! 

Frequently Asked Questions

A financial advisor helps you manage your finances by providing expert advice on investments, retirement planning, estate planning, tax strategies, and more. They assess your financial situation, understand your goals, and create tailored strategies to help you achieve financial success.

Advisors can also assist with budgeting, debt management, and insurance planning, ensuring that every aspect of your financial life is well-coordinated and aligned with your long-term objectives.

The terms financial advisor and financial planner are often used interchangeably. Both offer financial advice and create comprehensive financial plans that cover budgeting, savings, insurance, investments, and retirement planning.

Essentially, they help you manage your overall financial health and achieve your financial goals.

Whether you need help with specific financial issues or a holistic financial strategy, both professionals can provide valuable guidance tailored to your needs.

 

Hiring a financial advisor provides you with expert knowledge, personalised strategies, and peace of mind. They help you make informed financial decisions, avoid costly mistakes, and stay on track to achieve your financial goals.

Advisors offer objective advice based on your unique situation and can help you navigate complex financial decisions, from investment choices to retirement planning. Their ongoing support ensures that your financial plan adapts as your circumstances change, keeping you on the path to success.

Look for a financial advisor with relevant qualifications, experience, and a good reputation. Check their certifications, ask for referrals, and ensure they have a clear fee structure.

It’s important to find someone you trust and feel comfortable working with. Consider meeting with several advisors to compare their approaches and determine who best understands your needs and goals.

A good advisor will listen to your concerns, explain their recommendations clearly, and be transparent about their fees and services.

 

Financial planners should have certifications such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

They should also have experience in the financial planning industry and a good track record of helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Additionally, look for membership in professional organisations like the Financial Planning Association (FPA), which indicates a commitment to ongoing education and adherence to ethical standards.

Financial advisors can be paid through various methods, including commissions, fees, or a combination of both. Some charge a flat fee or an hourly rate, while others earn a percentage of the assets they manage for you.

It’s important to understand their fee structure before engaging their services. Fee-only advisors, who are compensated solely by their clients, may offer more objective advice.

Make sure you discuss and understand all costs involved to avoid any surprises and ensure that the advisor’s interests are aligned with yours.

During your first meeting, the financial advisor will discuss your financial goals, assess your current financial situation, and explain how they can help you. They will gather information about your income, expenses, assets, liabilities, and risk tolerance to create a personalised financial plan.

This initial consultation is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and evaluate whether the advisor’s approach aligns with your needs.

By the end of the meeting, you should have a clear understanding of the next steps and how the advisor plans to help you achieve your financial objectives.

 

Yes, financial advisors are experts in retirement planning. They can help you determine how much you need to save, choose the right investment strategies, and create a plan to ensure you have enough income to maintain your lifestyle in retirement.

Advisors consider factors such as your desired retirement age, expected living expenses, and potential healthcare costs.

They can also guide you on optimising superannuation contributions, managing pension withdrawals, and ensuring your retirement income lasts throughout your lifetime.

 

A fiduciary financial advisor is legally obligated to act in your best interest. They must provide advice and recommendations that benefit you, rather than being influenced by commissions or other incentives.

It’s important to work with a fiduciary to ensure unbiased advice. Fiduciaries are held to a higher standard of conduct, meaning they must disclose any potential conflicts of interest and strive to place your needs above their own.

This commitment to transparency and integrity provides an extra layer of trust and protection for your financial planning.

The frequency of meetings with your financial advisor depends on your needs and financial situation.

Typically, meeting at least once a year is recommended to review your financial plan and make any necessary adjustments. More frequent meetings may be needed during major life changes or market fluctuations.

Regular check-ins help ensure your financial strategy remains aligned with your goals and allows your advisor to address any new challenges or opportunities that arise.

Financial planning helps you set and achieve financial goals, manage your money more effectively, and prepare for the future. It provides a clear roadmap for your finances, reduces financial stress, and increases your confidence in making financial decisions.

A well-structured financial plan can improve your financial security, enhance your ability to weather economic downturns, and ensure you have the resources needed for major life events, such as buying a home, funding education, or enjoying a comfortable retirement.

A financial planner can assess your risk tolerance, investment goals, and time horizon to create a diversified investment portfolio. They provide ongoing monitoring and adjustments to ensure your investments align with your financial objectives and market conditions.

Planners can also offer insights into tax-efficient investment options, help you avoid common investment pitfalls, and guide you through market volatility, ensuring your portfolio remains balanced and positioned for long-term growth.

Yes, financial advisors can help you develop tax-efficient strategies to minimise your tax liability. They can advise on tax-advantaged accounts, deductions, credits, and other tax-saving opportunities.

By understanding your financial situation and goals, advisors can recommend strategies such as optimising superannuation contributions, timing asset sales, and utilising tax-effective investment structures.

Effective tax planning can enhance your overall financial health and help you retain more of your hard-earned money.

 

Financial advisors can help you create an estate plan to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. They can assist with setting up wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools to protect your legacy and provide for your loved ones.

Advisors work with you to address important considerations such as beneficiary designations, tax implications, and strategies to minimise estate taxes.

By developing a comprehensive estate plan, you can ensure that your wealth is preserved and passed on in a manner that reflects your values and intentions.

Yes, financial planners can provide strategies to manage and reduce debt. They can help you create a debt repayment plan, consolidate debts, and improve your credit score.

Planners can also offer advice on balancing debt repayment with other financial goals, such as saving for retirement or building an emergency fund.

By developing a structured approach to debt management, you can reduce financial stress, lower interest costs, and improve your overall financial health.

 

Financial advisors can assist small business owners with various financial aspects, including business planning, tax strategies, retirement plans for employees, and succession planning. They help ensure the financial health and growth of the business.

Advisors can also provide guidance on cash flow management, risk management, and investment strategies tailored to the unique needs of small business owners.

By working with an advisor, business owners can make informed decisions that support both their personal and business financial goals.

 

During market volatility, a financial advisor provides guidance to help you stay focused on your long-term goals. They can adjust your investment strategy, provide reassurance, and help you avoid making emotional decisions that could negatively impact your financial plan.

Advisors offer perspective and insights based on their experience and knowledge, helping you navigate uncertain times with confidence.

By maintaining a disciplined approach, you can stay on track to achieve your financial objectives despite short-term market fluctuations.

 

Financial advisors stay updated through continuous education, industry certifications, professional associations, and financial news. They regularly attend seminars, workshops, and conferences to keep abreast of the latest trends and regulatory changes.

Advisors also leverage research from reputable financial institutions and maintain memberships in professional organisations, ensuring they have access to the most current information and best practices in the industry.

Yes, financial advisors can assess your insurance needs and recommend appropriate coverage. They can help you choose life insurance, disability insurance, and other policies to protect your financial well-being.

Advisors evaluate your risks and suggest insurance solutions that provide adequate protection for you and your family.

By integrating insurance planning with your overall financial strategy, advisors help ensure you are prepared for life’s uncertainties and can maintain financial stability in the face of unexpected events.

For your first meeting, bring documents such as recent pay stubs, tax returns, account statements, investment records, and information about your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. This information will help the advisor create a comprehensive financial plan for you.

Additionally, consider bringing any relevant insurance policies, estate planning documents, and a list of your financial goals and concerns.

Being well-prepared will enable the advisor to gain a thorough understanding of your financial situation and provide more effective guidance.