James McFarland

Stanford Brown

Gold
16 Yrs Experience
North Sydney, NSW 2060
James started in the Insurance industry in October 2000. He has extensive experience partnering with high income earners, business owners and partnerships in developing tailored insurance solutions to meet both their individual and business needs. One of James’s most important attributes is that he recognises that the relationship between an insurance adviser and client is ongoing and long term. The relationship does not end after your insurances policies are first issued but continues to be monitored and tailored to suit both changes in your financial circumstances and changes to the insurance industry. James finds the most rewarding aspect of being a Risk Adviser is as your advocate at claim time. He understands the intricacies of the claims process and the possible challenges of dealing with insurance companies at an already stressful time. James is married to Jolene and they are the proud parents of daughter Evelyn and son William.

Expertise

  • Insurance Protection

My fees

I offer a free initial consultation for potential new clients.

Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Gold
  • Rating 4.85
  • Number of reviews 15
  • First year providing advice 2006
  • Years of experience 16
  • Highest qualification
    • Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Stanford Brown

Level 8, 15 Blue Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060

Licensed by

The Lunar Group Pty Limited

AFSL 470948

4.85
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5.00

"James' knowledge and expertise has assisted us with managing our personal insurance, superannuation and investment strategies. He is extremely helpful and always client-centric in his approach. I am extremely confident that the advice James provides meets my requirements at all times."

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5.00

"James has been providing my family and I personal Insurance advice and support for a number of years now. James's advice has always been spot on for my needs, and the service he and his team at Stanford Brown have provided at every step in the process- from advice, to implementation and through the claims process- has been exceptional. I feel very confident James puts my interests and wellbeing first, and would highly recommend him to others looking for Insurance ."

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5.00

"James has been very helpful and provided us with great advice on life insurance and salary continuance. He goes out of his way to help us understand the issues and priorities."

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5.00

"James conducts himself in a professional manner, he is passionate about his subject. he is knowledgeable and is honest when he does not know an answer but promptly obtains the answers. He is reliable, as is his advice."

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5.00

"James is awesome. He is always approachable, he understands our situation and responds promptly anytime we have a concern. We can't speak highly enough about James and how he has helped us."

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5.00

"James and his team were fantastic and understanding during my insurance claim process and have always been efficient and professional throughout the 22 odd years I have been a client of James Mike 2089"

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5.00

"I have found James to be extremely knowledgeable and reliable and do not hesitate to recommend his services"

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5.00

"We found James knowledgable , helpful, reliable and easy to work with."

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4.25

"James has guided us through the maze of life insurance and related products. He clearly knows his stuff and I would not hesitate to recommend him."

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4.75

"James AND his team have been fantastic. They have been pleasant, honest, professional, thorough and at times patient with me when needed. I would strongly recommend James and the team to any potential future client. I can't speak highly enough about he and his team as insurances can be daunting and their explanation and patience has been refreshing."

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

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2009

Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP)

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
Completed
2019

Professional Memberships

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)

Membership type
Practitioner Member
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