Chintan Engineer

Diligent Financial Planning Pty Ltd

4.80
19 Reviews
Platinum
14 Yrs Experience
Blackburn, VIC 3130
I have worked as a Financial Planner since 2008 and in 2015, I established Diligent Financial Planning, a fee for service advisory firm to ensure that the advice delivered to our clients is not linked to or influenced by any financial institution. In 2022, we transitioned to being a self-licensed practice as it is important that we do not have any conflicts of interest and operate with a higher standard when it comes to our business and relationships. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Financial Services and I am an Associate Member of the FPA.

Expertise

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Margin Lending
  • Shares & Investments
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Socially Responsible
  • Small Business Advice
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

My fees

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Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Platinum
  • Rating 4.80
  • Number of reviews 19
  • First year providing advice 2008
  • Years of experience 14
  • Highest qualification
    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • Hindi

Diligent Financial Planning Pty Ltd

Lower Ground 2, 21 Queen St
Blackburn, VIC 3130

Opening hours

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Licensed by

Diligent Financial Services Pty Ltd

AFSL 535390

4.80
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4.90
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4.60
Knowledge & expertise
4.95
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4.85
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4.25

"Chintan was highly recommended to me and I have been a client of his now for several years. I am a single professional woman with a mortgage but retirement is not that far off. With limited knowledge of financial management and superannuation I feel particularly vulerable. Chintan has regularly explained things to me in a clear way and provided advice on superannuation and insurance. I feel very confident that the advice he has provided is meeting my needs."

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  • Insurance Protection
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Wills & Estates
  • Clear communication
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5.00

"Chintan is a pleasure to work with and has always listened to our needs and provided us with a very professional service."

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  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Borrowing
  • Growing Assets
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5.00

"Over a number of years Chintan has provided us expert financial advice in many areas and we are very confident his knowledge and advice will make for a very easy and successful transition to retirement for us. We have found Chintan to be very professional, knowledgeable and supportive."

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
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4.75

"Chintan has given us advice in areas like Superannuation, Shares & Investments, Life insurance,Will & estate planning, Asset growth, Retirement planning. We have found Chintan and his team at Diligent to be very professional in their services. Through Chintan's knowledge and experience, we feel very confident that the advice given was right for our needs. We have received Chintan's full care and attention when we needed it."

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
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4.50

"Chintan has given me advice primarily on superannuation, insurance and possible strategies for transitioning into retirement. Chintan is well placed to offer additional financial planning and superannuation advice throughout working and retirement life stages. Given the complex nature of superannuation funds and performance metrics I have found Chintan's advice to be beneficial to understand some of those complexities with a view to maximise returns and also navigate challenging environments such as ongoing COVID -19 crisis. Chintan's considered advice in these circumstances is appropriate for my needs. Chintan and his team are diligent, efficient and knowledgeable."

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Tax Strategies
  • Wills & Estates
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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4.50

"Chintan has always been able answer any questions we had, and very professional. Never had any issues, I will recommend him to any of my friends or who is seeking a adviser."

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  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Growing Assets
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5.00

"Chintan has given me advice in multiple areas of financial structures Chintan has the ability to explain all areas to me clearly and concisely enabling to to make the best possible decisions The knowledge and experience that Chintan has enabled him to provide great advice for my needs I have always received Chintan’s full attention and assistance when required and I look forward to a long and successful relationship"

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  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Wills & Estates
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5.00

"Chintan is a true professional, competent and very knowledgeable in financial planning. For over six years now, Chintan has helped map our financial goals, a strategy for retirement, ensured we had the appropriate insurances and estate planning in place. We enjoy our financial relationship and he really cares about his clients. He always keeps us updated with industry and regulatory changes that my affect our plan. Chintan is very prompt with replying to any of our questions and is very clear with his advice. He makes sure we understand everything and discusses all the options available before making any changes. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Chintan to any prospective client."

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  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
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5.00

"We have been guided by Chintan for over 20 years and have complete confidence in knowledge and experience. We have no hesitation in recommending him with the highest rating."

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  • Insurance Protection
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5.00

"Chintan has great qualities to go with his professional knowledge: integrity, reliability and diligence. It feels very personal. He really does look out for his client."

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My clients have reviewed me based on the following areas of advice

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
Mentor Education
Completed
2012

Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP 1-8)

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
Mentor Education
Completed
2008

Margin Lending and Geared Investments

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2010

Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2012

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
L.D.Arts College
Completed
1998

Professional Memberships

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Associate
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