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Dean Hutchins

 Dean Hutchins

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454-472 Nepean Highway Landmark Centre, Level 1
Frankston
VIC
3199
AU

Overview CONTACT THE ADVISER

Dean Hutchins Dean Hutchins

total Reviews

44

Experience

18yrs

Status

Platinum

Overall Adviser Rating

95%

Average Customer Rating

95%

Percentage of Positive Reviews

84%
Introduction

2015 Regional winner AMPFP Adviser of the Year and inaugural winner Now Infinity Best SMSF Strategy Award, CEO & Founder of Diversified Financial Planners (18 years); a financial planning company in Melbourne, specialising in Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) and complex advice areas.

I first started in the financial planning industry in 1999, where I mainly focused on insurance and retail super funds. Soon after, estate planning took my interest because advice was poor across the industry.

In 2005, I made the decision to focus on SMSFs which allowed me to use a variety of strategies where I could add value, combined with the much needed estate planning advice.

I suffered a serious illness in 2012. Leading up to this, I was 37 years old, fit and in great physical condition. Two weeks later I found myself paralysed and bedbound. Many people, including myself, think “this won’t happen to me.” This experience now provides a discussion point with clients which is “let’s think about the future and retirement, but let’s not forget about today; let’s find a balance.” As a result I now value my life & enjoy my lifestyle as much as possible.

Balance is achieved through my interests from snowboarding, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, travel, UFC and being a mild star wars fan! Experiencing the most life has to offer is important and this has led me to peruse my childhood dream of attaining my pilots licence.

I am passionate about helping people and building great relationships. We offer an end-to-end service for our clients, rather than transactional services. Our focus is to provide a comprehensive offering. Personally, I’m not interested in clients who want one-off advice, a term deposit in a super fund or one investment property and have us assist with their administration. We do have others in the practice that can assist clients with this. For Diversified it’s all about getting the structure right and adding value to our clients.

My Motto: “Never die wondering!”

Company:

Diversified Financial Planners Pty Ltd
Diversified Financial Planners Pty Ltd

Licensee:

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Licensee Owned By:

AMP Limited
AMP Limited
Expertise
Building SuperBuilding Super
Insurance & ProtectionInsurance & Protection
Centrelink BenefitsCentrelink Benefits
Preparing for RetirementPreparing for Retirement
Self Managed Super FundsSelf Managed Super Funds
Estate PlanningEstate Planning
Savings & InvestmentsSavings & Investments
Tax Effective StrategiesTax Effective Strategies
Small Business AdviceSmall Business Advice

Latest Customer Reviews (3 of 44 total)See all

"I am very comfortable having Dean as my Advisor,he explains things to me very clearly and makes them easy to understand."

Paul, 65+ 1 Aug 2015

"Very professional adviser and a leader in SMSF operation and SMSF planning."

Paul, 56-65 1 Aug 2015

"Dean has the expertise to assist me in all my financial planning needs. I also appreciate his great service."

Kim, 46-55 17 Jul 2015

History & Qualifications CONTACT THE ADVISER

Awards
  • Regional winner AMPFP Adviser of the Year (2015)
  • Inaugural winner Now Infinity Best SMSF Strategy Award (2014)
Years of experience
  • 18 years total experience

My Videos CONTACT THE ADVISER

Dean Hutchins Diversified Financial Planners SMSF
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Location & Contact

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Contact details

Landmark Centre, Level 1
454-472 Nepean Highway, Frankston
VIC 3199 Australia

Office hours

Monday:   9AM to 5PM
Tuesday:   9AM to 5PM
Wednesday:   9AM to 5PM
Thursday:   9AM to 5PM
Friday:   9AM to 5PM

Customer Reviews CONTACT THE ADVISER

  • 0% Negative Reviews
  • 100% Positive Reviews
  • 97% Average Reviews
  • 44 Total Reviews
Paul, 46-5505 Aug 2015
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Overall customer rating
100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%
Paul, 65+01 Aug 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"I am very comfortable having Dean as my Advisor,he explains things to me very clearly and makes them easy to understand."

Paul, 56-6501 Aug 2015
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94%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
75%

"Very professional adviser and a leader in SMSF operation and SMSF planning."

josef, 65+17 Jul 2015
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81%
- Communication
75%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
75%
- Recommendation
75%
Kim, 46-5517 Jul 2015
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Overall customer rating
100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"Dean has the expertise to assist me in all my financial planning needs. I also appreciate his great service."

Jennifer, 35-4516 Jul 2015
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Overall customer rating
88%
- Communication
75%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
75%
- Recommendation
100%

"Dean is a kind and very approachable person. He always finds time to assist us when necessary and is very dedicated to his work. This is evident through his work within the community both locally and abroad, showing his commitment and understanding for others as well as being trustworthy."

Paul, 35-4516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
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- Knowledge & Expertise
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- Customer Care
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- Recommendation
100%

"Hello I am an accountant who owns his own business, I utilise Dean's services for a lot my clients and have had predominatly great feedback over the 7 years I have used his services. He and his team are very thorough and very good at liasing with the clients and making sure all necessary things are done. Highly reccommend Dean and his services to anyone."

david, 65+16 Jul 2015
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- Communication
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- Knowledge & Expertise
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- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"an excellent adviser. dean could not be more helpful. he has helped me through my retirement process in a great manner . i would be happy to recommend him to anyone"

Susan, 46-5516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"Dean has been extremely helpful in advising us on measures to benefit our financial situation for our future retirement . "

Patrick, 46-5516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%
Sue , 46-5516 Jul 2015
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94%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
75%
Robert, 56-6516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"Dean always takes the time to understand our goals and answer any concerns we have. Our advice is well understood and our SMSF provides us with the peace of mind that we are on track for a comfortable retirment when the time comes. "

Wendy, 35-4516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%
Bhavna , 35-4516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%
Siobhan, 46-5516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%
Ian, 65+16 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"Dean is an experienced adviser with fantastic knowledge, particularly around SMSF. He is able to explain in layman terms difficult concepts, so that his clients can make informed decisions"

Sandi, 46-5516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"I found Dean to be very warm, welcoming and very professional in his manner. "

Angelo, 46-5516 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%
Natalie, 56-6516 Jul 2015
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Overall customer rating
100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"Dean has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Self Managed Superannuation and the strategies he has applied in our SMSF plan has assisted us to grow our wealth in a tax effective manner."

Chris, 46-5515 Jul 2015
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100%
- Communication
100%
- Knowledge & Expertise
100%
- Customer Care
100%
- Recommendation
100%

"Highly recommend Dean. He is allways on the money with his advice."

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Vouch for & Skills Ranking CONTACT THE ADVISER

Number of advisers who vouch for the integrity of this adviser

0

Top 5 Skills (as rated by customers)


#1
Building Super
STRENGTH
21
Customers

#2
Self Managed Super Funds
STRENGTH
15
Customers

#3
Preparing For Retirement
STRENGTH
12
Customers

#4
Savings Investment
STRENGTH
11
Customers

#4
Tax Effective Strategies
STRENGTH
11
Customers

#5
Insurance Protection
STRENGTH
9
Customers

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Overall rating

100%

Dean Hutchins

Company: Diversified Financial Planners Pty Ltd

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How is this calculated?

The overall rating is determined by a combination of the professional bodies Dean Hutchins is a member of and in what capacity, the licensee or company of Dean Hutchins and customer reviews (see detailed rating system)

We then help you differentiate each adviser based on qualifications, compliance and experience, giving each a score out of 100. The quality of advice and customer satisfaction percentages are determined by the customers of Dean Hutchins (see report card scoring)

Qualifications: 100%

Compliance: 100%

Experience: 100%

Quality of Advice: 95%

Customer Satisfaction: 100%