The BFP Executive is in regular contact with the government, regulators and professional bodies, communicating the majority view of our members regarding issues which affect their businesses.
An active community of like minded small AFSL holders sharing ideas, tips & traps via email using GoogleGroups, by additions to our Member Only Document Library, and at our Annual Conference.
Some of our members have operated under their own licence for more than 20 years, providing fellow members with a wealth of both industry and business experience they are more than willing to share.
More than half of our members are sole or dual practitioners, with common issues regarding practice management, enhancing the collegiate feel of the Association.
And all of our member firms are led by practitioner members of the FPA, supporting its call for enhanced professional and education standards.
The BFP Annual Conference provides a forum to candidly discuss topical business issues, free of product and service provider sponsorship, with valuable CPD points included. The 2017 BFP Annual Conference will be held at the iconic MCG in Melbourne Thursday 14 and Friday 15th September.
BFP members enjoy discounts from a number of service providers including AdviserLogic, XPLAN, Midwinter, farrelly's, Lincoln Indicators, Skaffold, Lonsec, Financial Writers Australia, Pathway Licensee Services, Catalyst Compliance, Kaplan, IFA Magazine, Revex (Commission Administration), Simple Business Solutions and Specialist PMC (providing XPLAN Consulting), and in Brisbane, Office Support Solutions. The value of these discounts more than offsets the cost of BFP membership and in many cases also offsets the cost of attending our Annual Conference.
The BFP has partnered with the SMSF Association to provide members with their Specialist Accreditation Program.