Michael Driessen

Gda Financial Services Pty Ltd

Gold
19 Yrs Experience
Hobart, TAS 7000
Michael has been recognised as one of the top 10 financial planners in Hobart1 Michael is a shareholder in GDA Group Pty Ltd. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial planning industry.  He provides holistic and individualised financial advice to professionals, self-funded retires and small business owners. He has a broad range of skills for delivering advice that is tailored to your needs and focused on your best interest. It is this strategic approach combined with a knowledge of investments, superannuation, retirement strategies, family wealth protection and self-managed superannuation funds that make him a trusted adviser.  In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner, Michael has completed his Diploma of Financial Planning and a specialist course in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Michael is currently studying his Masters in Financial Planning.  1 top10financialplanner.com.ai/Hobart-financial-planners

Expertise

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Redundancy
  • Aged Care
  • Complex Investments
  • Socially Responsible
  • Small Business Advice
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates

My fees

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Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Gold
  • Rating 4.85
  • Number of reviews 17
  • First year providing advice 2003
  • Years of experience 19
  • Highest qualification
    • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Gda Financial Services Pty Ltd

Level 2, 94 Liverpool St
Hobart, TAS 7000

Opening hours

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Licensed by

Gda Financial Services Pty Ltd

AFSL 225931

4.85
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4.80
Knowledge & expertise
4.90
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5.00

"Michael Explains Things Very Clear and easy to understand always positive and as always got a good story to tell"

  • Growing Assets
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5.00

"Michael has provided us with excellent advise from our initial investments. One of his excellent skills is no variance in that advise over the full period he has handled our superannuation and other requirements. We have never had any doubt in recommending him to our family and friends."

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Aged Care
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
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5.00

"Despite him being a Hawthorn supporter (and us seeing things only in black and white) Michael has taken us under his wing. We are not smart on the money front but have total confidence in the way he manages our Fund. The regular meetings keep us well informed and re-enforce our trust in Michael and his firm, GDA"

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
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4.00

"I have the utmost confidence in his management of our fund. Our association over the last eight years has been most beneficial. Always available and willing to offer advice."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
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5.00

"Michael has a relaxed and pleasant demeanour at reviews . He is knowledgable , thorough , responds promptly to any queries and whilst prepared to venture a future opinion is cautious . I have full confidence in him as my advisor . Richard . 7015 . 72 yo"

  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
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  • Knowledge & expertise
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5.00

"I have found Michael very approachable and ready to listen as well as able to give advice in an understandable manner. He has been also willing to listen to my advice in area when I have cerain expertise, viz Emergency Palnning."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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5.00

"I have been seeing Michael for two years concerning my self managed super fund and transition to retirement, he comes across as very knowledgeable and is very approachable and forthcoming with advice on a range of wealth building and maintaining subjects. He and his firm have delivered everything they said they would."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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5.00

"I find Michael to be very professional. Always helpful. Michael's knowledge and on going advise is excellent. My transition to retirement has been made easier with Michaels assistance."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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5.00

"GDA purchased our business in 2010 and I worked with Michael for the 5 years that I was 'locked' into a contract to transition our clients across to GDA. We are VERY pleased that Michael and GDA took over our business and our client base and can happily pass ex clients in the street and talk with them, confident in the knowledge that we have left them in good hands. Now in retirement, Michael is now managing our own Self Managed Super fund and our other none Super investments and we could not be happier."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
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5.00

"I first met Michael when he was dealing with my step-father's affairs after his death. I was so impressed with his professionalism that it was enough for me to let him look after mine. He's very approachable and a great bloke to go with it."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
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My clients have reviewed me based on the following areas of advice

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Aged Care
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets

Qualifications & Training

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
Completed
2013

Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking

Level
5 - Diploma
Institution
Australis College (prev Intellitrain)
Completed
2013

Diploma of Financial Planning (1-8)

Level
5 - Diploma
Institution
Deakin University
Completed
2005

Professional Memberships

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Certified Financial Planner

Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)

Membership type
Member

SMSF Association (SMSF)

Membership type
Associate
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