Andrew Saikal-Skea

Saikal-Skea Independant Financial Advice

Gold
7 Yrs Experience
Canberra, ACT 2601
I’m Andrew Saikal-Skea, an Independent Financial Adviser and Chairperson of the Financial Planning Association ACT Chapter. I am 100% independent and conflict-free and I do not charge commissions or asset-based fees. My clients are also never locked in. I survey the financial landscape my clients operate in, then design and implement a plan that provides the highest probability of achieving their goals.

Expertise

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

My fees

I offer a free initial consultation for potential new clients. Get in touch

I'm 100% Independent and don't charge commissions or asset-based fees. I offer a free 15-minute phone conversation. Following this, a discovery and education meeting costs $330. If personal advice is sought, further fees apply depending on your circumstances and the complexity.

Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Gold
  • Rating 4.95
  • Number of reviews 13
  • First year providing advice 2015
  • Years of experience 7
  • Highest qualifications
    • Master of Applied Finance (Financial Planning)
    • Master of Arts (Social Sciences) (Honours)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Saikal-Skea Independant Financial Advice

Level 4, 1 University Ave
Canberra, ACT 2601

Opening hours

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Licensed by

Independent Financial Advisers Australia Pty Ltd

AFSL 464629

4.95
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4.90
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4.85
Knowledge & expertise
5.00
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5.00

"Andrew provided support to manage a very complex matter. Andrew talked us through all our options and took the time to explain the impact of each option. This enabled us to gain a good understanding and to make decisions in a timely manner. Andrew has a wonderful manner which leaves you feeling confident that you are in very good hands."

  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Andrew provided clear and easy to understand information regarding my current superannuation and strategies for continued growth. His advice was tailored to my needs and personal situation. I felt very confident and positive with his advise."

  • Superannuation
  • Tax Strategies
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
4.75

"informtive, professioal and patient and warm, and very easy to approach Andrew is very Good asset to StatePlus and I Wish I can Get his advice and help in the future."

  • Superannuation
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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4.75

"Andrew has been exceptionally conscientious in providing a service to me. He was undertaking my yearly financial review. Andrew was able to understand the factors effecting my current circumstances and made very useful recommendations.He is clearly very knowledgable as a financial advisor and I felt I could trust him.. I would certainly recommend him to others."

  • Government Assistance
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
4.75

"Even though I am currently living overseas Andrew has ensured that we are able to discuss my retirement plan for when I return to Australia. He phones me at a set time taking into consideration the time difference. He adjusts his advice according to some changes in my situation."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Andrew provided clear and susinct advice and answered my questions fully. I feel confident that the advice given was right for my needs. I would recommend Andrew as an advisor."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"I considered myself to be a fairly astute investor and on top of my own financial affairs - until I met Andrew. I initially sought Andrew's advice to discuss my investment options. However, Andrew provided thoughtful and personalised advice that went far beyond just investment advice. I can't recommend enough Andrew enough. He is not only knowledgable but is charming and has a genuine interest in helping people achieve their financial goals."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Socially Responsible
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Andrew is a friendly adviser with a thorough understanding of superannuation and private investment environments. Andrew takes the time to explain concepts to those with limited knowledge of the subject area, ensuring you understand the reasoning behind your decision making. I have found Andrew to respond quickly to my queries and provide exceptional customer service. I have also found the office from which Andrew works to be a friendly environment, where other staff are always willing to go out of their way to help."

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Socially Responsible
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Andrew is a very capable Financial Planner. I have always found him to be an effective communicator, and have never worried about media reporting as Andrew has always been quick to contact me if he believes there is something that may cause me concern. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone who would like to take a “back-seat” approach to managing their financial portfolio, knowing that they are in safe hands"

  • Superannuation
  • Socially Responsible
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Andrew is a friendly and intelligent adviser who assists me with both preparing for my eventual retirement and building my wealth outside of super in the meantime."

  • Superannuation
  • Margin Lending
  • Socially Responsible
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Budgeting
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
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My clients have reviewed me based on the following areas of advice

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Margin Lending
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Socially Responsible
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Master of Applied Finance (Financial Planning)

Level
9 - Masters Degree
Institution
Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Completed
2020

Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
Pinnacle Financial Services Academy
Completed
2016

Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP 1-8)

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
Pinnacle Financial Services Academy
Completed
2015

Master of Arts (Social Sciences) (Honours)

Level
9 - Masters Degree
Institution
University of Glasgow
Completed
2011

Graduate Certificate in Finance and Actuaries Studies

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Australian National University (ANU)
Completed
2015

Professional Memberships

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Associate

Profession of Independent Financial Advisers (PIFA)

Membership type
Member
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