Darren Johns

Align Financial Pty Ltd

Platinum
19 Yrs Experience
North Narrabeen, NSW 2101
I am a self licensed Financial Adviser and one of Australia's few Financial Life Planners. My aim is to gain a better understanding of you, help you identify your values and priorities and determine how we can help you make better decisions with your money and bring you closer to living your ideal life. In 2016, I won AFA (Association of Financial Advisers) Adviser of the Year award amongst a group of esteemed financial advisers. The multi-stage screening process for the award takes several months and includes a 60 minute interview, 4 hour site visit and an independently conducted survey of all our clients by the Beddoes Institute. We received top scores on our Client Experience Survey with 9+ out of 10 for categories such as Unbiased Advice, Reliable and Delivering on Promises. We are committed to listening, understanding your financial objectives, creating a plan that maximises your potential to succeed and keeping you on track. Privately owned business + No external influence = Advice in Your Best Interest.

Expertise

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

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Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Platinum
  • Rating 4.90
  • Number of reviews 38
  • First year providing advice 2003
  • Years of experience 19
  • Highest qualifications
    • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
    • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Align Financial Pty Ltd

Suite 10, 12 Rickard Road
North Narrabeen, NSW 2101

Opening hours

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm Friday
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Tuesday, Thursday

Licensed by

Align Financial Pty Ltd

AFSL 287347

4.90
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4.90
Clear communication
4.90
Knowledge & expertise
4.85
Customer care
4.80
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5.00

"I am very grateful and appreciate the service and information given to me by Align Financial staff relative to the management of my funds. The staff are helpful and obliging at all times! Many thanks."

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

"Don’t wish to comment"

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
4.50

"Generally will make himself readily available to discuss SMSF matters, progress and strategy. Will review performance and suggest and discuss possible beneficial changes to portfolio. All greatly appreciated."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
4.50

"good service and supper planning"

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

"Darren runs an exceptional business based on personal relationships and a rock called Lindsey."

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Darren has managed my retirement super for 15 years and the balance is greater than initially , after living off it since then."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Darren is a trustworthy and down to earth advisor. He is supported by a well organised team so that anything that needs attention is carried through. Excellent service."

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

"I trust Darren and his staff without reservation to always Give me sound advise , they are always efficient reliable and Supportive of my needs Tara"

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

"I always have found Darren to be v willing to help with any problrms or questions that I have. I have always felt that his advice has been on my best interest. He has a wide knowledge of investments and regulations applying to my superannuation. I would recommend highly as a financial advisor."

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

"Darren very competent, trustworthy and helpful."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • 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
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Margin Lending
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Expat Finance
  • Socially Responsible
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Ethics and Professionalism in Financial Advice - Bridging Course

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2019

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) (prev SIA)
Completed
2003

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
Macquarie University
Completed
1996

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
Completed
2006

SMSF Special Advisor

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
SMSF Association (SMSFA)
Completed
2011

Professional Memberships

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)

Membership type
Member

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Associate

SMSF Association (SMSF)

Membership type
Associate
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