How to become a financial broker
Pathways to this career
- Complete a recognised degree in finance. This could include a Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor level qualification in a related field such as business, mortgage broking or finance.
- If you wish to practice as a mortgage broker, you must obtain an Australian Credit License (ACL).
- Consider joining industry associations such as the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) to stay up to date with industry news and meet like-minded people.
What does a financial broker do?Financial Brokers work for a commission to research, evaluate and assist clients with financial opportunities. They manage large financial exchanges and stay on top of constant market fluctuations.
Duties and tasks
- Analyse clients' finances and budget and formulate a strategy to meet long-term goals.
- Ensure all transactions meet legal requirements.
- Listen to clients' goals and values, then research opportunities to meet those goals.
- Make transactions on behalf of clients via phone, internet, or in person.
- Monitor markets and stay up-to-date with trends.
- Prepare documents such as reports and statements.
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