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Suzanne Haddan – BFG Financial Services is interveiwed by the ABC’s Andrew Robertson to question if Hayne’s royal commission misses the chance to professionalise financial planners

Hayne’s royal commission misses the chance to professionalise financial planners By business reporter Andrew Robertson https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-15/the-banking-royal-commissions-missed-opportunity/10807518 Setting us up for another royal commission in five years Genuine fee-for-service financial adviser Suzanne Haddan (the owner of BFG Financial), said she had no doubt where the retention of asset-based fees would end. “To not have addressed one…

The BFG Report – Autumn 2019

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Edition of the BFG Report What To Look Out For In 2019? As we look towards the next Federal election and beyond, it’s important to understand both the existing Government and the opposition party’s proposed policies relating to superannuation and tax. In relation to some policies, both parties agree on…

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast – 9 February 2019

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Johanna Nicholson and Josh Zseps to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast – 12 January 2019

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Johanna Nicholson and Dan Bourchier to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

The BFG Report – Summer 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Edition of the BFG Report The Rising Cost of Cyber Crime  Last year, more than six million consumers fell victim to identity theft, credit card fraud or had their passwords compromised. This cost the Australian economy more than $2.3 billion, and, at an individual level, cost each victim an average…

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast – 07 December 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast – 10 November 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC’s The Business 30 October 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on ABC’s The Business with Andrew Robertson to discuss Insurance within Superannuation.

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast – 13 October 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Nick Dole and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast – 22 September 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Katherine Robertson and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

The BFG Report – Spring 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Spring Edition of the BFG Report The Power of An Attorney  A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to nominate someone you trust to make financial decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.  A popular misconception is that a person’s partner can make…

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast – 11 August 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

The BFG Report – Winter 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Edition of the BFG Report Market outlook for the next financial year  The global economy looks strong for the next year but different risk factors may affect consumer and business confidence. One source of uncertainty are elections, including the outcome of our own upcoming federal election, which could impact investments. Generally, for…

Suzanne Haddan – ABC Weekend Breakfast 6 May 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson to help with some end of financial year tips for 2018

Suzanne Haddan – ABC Weekend Breakfast 14 April 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

The BFG Report – Autumn 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Autumn Edition of the BFG Report Super Opportunity For First Home Buyers The ‘First home buyer super saver scheme’ allows you to save for a deposit for your first home using your super account. The benefit of saving within your super is the concessional tax treatment of super which can help…

Suzanne Haddan – ABC Weekend Breakfast 10 March 2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

Suzanne Haddan interviewed for International Womens Day on ABC Radio Australia 08/03/2018

Suzanne Haddan, Managing Director of BFG Financial Services is interviewered on ABC Radio Australia celebrating International Women’s Day 2018. A focus on how women can improve their financial literacy and become empowered to ensure ongoing financial security.    

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast 17/02/2018

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Johanna Nicholson to discuss the weeks key business and financial issues.

The BFG Report – Summer 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Summer Edition of the BFG Report Self-Service Super Contributions The 1 July 2017 super reforms have opened up a fantastic new opportunity to build wealth in super and reduce your tax bill at the same time. That is, it’s now easier to claim a tax deduction on your personal super contributions…

Suzanne Haddan appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast 09/12/17

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast to discuss this weeks events in Business and Finance.

Suzanne Haddan appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast 11/11/2017

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast to discuss the week in Finance and Business.

Suzanne Haddan appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast 09/09/2017

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast with Andrew Geoghegan and Kirsten Aiken to discuss the weeks key financial issues.

The BFG Report – Spring 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Spring Edition of the BFG Report End of Financial Year (EOFY) – Not Just About Tax The start of the new financial year isn’t just about getting your tax return in. It’s the perfect time to think about your circumstances and get your estate plan in order — especially if your…

Suzanne Haddan appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast 14/10/2017

Suzanne Haddan – Managing Director of BFG Financial Services appears on the ABC Weekend Breakfast to discuss the week in Finance and Business.

The BFG Report – Winter 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Winter Edition of the BFG Report Home Care – Greater Choice Since February 2017, some welcome changes have been made to the home care system, giving greater choice to older Australians. In the years ahead, the aging population means the number of people requiring home care is going to increase so…

Budget 2017: The wealthy are feeling squeezed from many sides

http://www.afr.com/personal-finance/the-wealthy-are-feeling-squeezed-from-many-sides-20170510-gw1bkb BFG Financial Services – Managing Director Suzanne Haddan provides commentary to the Australian Financial Review’s budget summary.

The BFG Report – Autumn 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Autumn Edition of the BFG Report Can your Will be challenged? Yes it can, but only in certain situations. While most people try hard to strike a fair balance when they write their Will, sometimes there may be people who are unhappy with how the estate has been divided and decide…

The BFG Report – Summer 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Summer Edition of the BFG Report US interest rates poised for further hikes The US Federal Reserve (commonly referred to as the Fed) didn’t raise interest rates during the quarter. The world’s central bankers arrived in Jackson Hole in August for their annual economic meeting and conference. Investors carefully listen to…

The BFG Report – Spring 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Spring Edition of the BFG Report Reserve Bank of Australia adopts a monetary easing bias The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lowered the cash rate unexpectedly by 25 basis points during the quarter to 1.75 per cent and in early August further cut the rate to an historical low of 1.50…

The BFG Report – Winter 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Winter Edition of the BFG Report. How Will The Budget Effect You ? We have summarised some of the key points from the 2016 Federal Budget below, but remember these are proposals only and are subject to the passing of legislation. Lifetime cap on non-concessional super contributions The Government is replacing…

The BFG Report – Autumn 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Autumn Edition of the BFG Report. US Rates Lift Off While Europe Continues With Easy Money As widely anticipated, in December the US Federal Reserve; often referred to as the Fed, announced an increase in the federal funds rate by 0.25 per cent to a range of 0.25 per cent –…

The BFG Report – Summer 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Summer Edition of the BFG Report. Aged Care — Make the Right Retirement Living Choice Many of us save and plan for retirement, with our main focus on ensuring we have enough money to live the type of lifestyle that we want. Although this is an important aspect of planning ahead,…

The BFG Report – Spring 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Spring Edition of the BFG Report. Bubbling House Prices – Where To From Here ? Reports of record-breaking sale prices, high auction clearance rates and Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), talking of ‘crazy’ house prices has greatly inflated the housing bubble debate. House prices are one…

The BFG Report – Winter 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Winter Edition of the BFG Report. Challenge of Change – the 2015 Intergenerational Report In early March this year, the Treasurer released the Intergenerational Report (IGR). Every five years, the IGR provides a snapshot analysis of how Australia is tracking now and how it will be in 40 years’ time. This…

2015 Budget Supplement

2015 Budget Supplement What’s in the Budget for you? The Treasurer, Mr Joe Hockey, has delivered his much anticipated second Federal Budget – a responsible budget about fairness, families and small business that encourages Australia to ‘get out there and have a go’. Superannuation There are no changes to superannuation at this stage. However, the…

The BFG Report – Autumn 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Autumn Edition of the BFG Report. Since June 2014, the price of oil has continued to plummet and this has been a major focus for economic observers. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil price (a grade of crude oil that is used as a benchmark for the price of oil), has…

The BFG Report – Spring 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Spring Edition of the BFG Report. Can Anyone Challenge Your Will ? It’s easy for a disgruntled family member to say “I’m going to challenge the Will”. However, there’s only a few limited ways in which a Will can be ‘challenged’. The most common way for a challenge to be made…

The BFG Report – Winter 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Winter Edition of the BFG Report. First Quarter Down, Outlook Improving The last calendar year was an excellent year for growth assets. As anticipated, we believe it will be difficult to achieve similar returns in 2014 and the first quarter illustrated exactly that. The first quarter of 2014 saw modest gains…

2014 Budget Supplement

What’s in the Budget for you? The Treasurer, Mr Joe Hockey, has delivered his first Budget describing it as “the Budget that gets on with the job and it is time, for all of us, to contribute and build”. The 2014/15 Budget sets a timeline for reducing the deficit from its present level of $49.9…