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We're hosting a series of breakfast seminars to provide an essential forum for older Australians to discuss issues of relevance and network with other over 50s.

Join us for breakfast and our seminar Financial implications of transitioning to retirement, presented by Basil La Brooy, Senior Officer National Seniors Financial Information Desk.

Seminar topic

With the over 50s in mind, this seminar will provide an introduction to the Financial Information Desk service, which is free for members of National Seniors Australia; provide further information to assist in understanding your own situation and resources that can be utilised; outline opportunities for those who will be fully self-funded; outline the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of Government Income Support (GIS) for over 50s; and highlight the potential use and types of Equity Release products. A Q&A session will follow the presentation and breakfast will be provided.

Financial Information Desk

The Financial Information Desk (FID) is an independent, confidential service funded by National Seniors Australia that aims to improve the investment information available to older Australians.

Gathering knowledge to make an informed investment decision can be difficult. Relevant information is not always readily available, nor at a reasonable cost. Keeping up to date can be arduous as the investment industry is constantly changing and evolving. Changes not only occur to investment products but also to legislation, including Government Income Support (GIS), taxation laws and guidelines.

FID's role is to arm people with up-to-date independent information that will assist them in making those big decisions prior to and in retirement. The FID provides financial information only. It does not give or imply investment advice, recommend financial products or planners, or undertake advocacy or complex casework. Nor does it receive commissions, bonuses or third party payments.

Our presenter - Basil La Brooy

Basil has 24 years’ experience in the banking sector, specifically in lending and financial planning. For 18 years he worked with the former National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) before joining the Financial Information Desk in 2015. Basil has a sound knowledge and understanding of superannuation, Government Income Support and the financial side of aged care. He is known to assist people to think 'outside the square'. 

The next seminars will be held in the following cities:


Date: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Time: 8:00 - 10:00am
Place: Noah's on the Beach, 29 Zaara Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Click here for more details and to get tickets for Newcastle


Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017
Time: 8:00 - 10:00am
Place: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide SA 5000

Click here for more details and to get tickets for Adelaide


Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 8:00 - 10:00am
Place: Crowne Plaza, 54 Terrace Road, East Perth WA 6004

Click here for more details and to get tickets for Perth


Please check this page and the events section of the website here for the details of additional sessions in the coming months.

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