John Cachia

Australian Financial Advisers Group Pty Ltd

Platinum
13 Yrs Experience
Niddrie, VIC 3042
John is the founder, financial adviser and visionary at AFA Group Wealth (Australian Financial Advisers Group Pty Ltd). John began working in the Finance Industry in 2003, at age 14, and in 2009 founded AFA Group Wealth with the vision to help improve the financial literacy of all Australians and empower people to achieve financial freedom while enjoying their life along the way. John is currently the National Practitioner Chair of the Association of Financial Advisers’. In this role, John is the leading voice for many financial advisers across Australia and plays a key role as an industry leader. In September 2021 was announced as the Victorian Finalist for the 2021 Great Advice Awards by the Association of Financial Advisers showcasing John’s advice to achieve a successful outcome his client, based on the financial, behavioural and emotional value of the advice provided. AdviserRatings has John is currently rated as the #1 financial adviser in Melbourne’s North and ranked #25 out of approximately 19,000 financial advisers in Australia, based on his customer care, communication, knowledge, experience and client feedback.* John has recently been recognised by Financial Standard for the 2021 FSPower50. This list is made up of the top 50 most influential financial advisers in Australia. John has been recognised as being instrumental in shaping the future of the financial advice industry. In 2013, John was nominated for the AFA's Financial Adviser of the Year award and continues to be a proud member of the AFA (Association of Financial Advisers.). John holds a Bachelor of Business (Financial Risk Management), a Diploma of Financial Services and has also completed a Diploma in Mortgage Broking. In 2018 he was very fortunate to be invited to attend a specifically designed strategic leadership course at Stanford University in California, USA, to learn from some of the leading minds in the field. He enjoys a diverse range of sports and outdoor activities, such as AFL, camping and hiking. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, teaching them all about the big wide world. He also enjoys travelling around the world with his family, and spending time learning about innovation and history. He is interested in where we have come from and where we are going. *This rating and ranking is as of 1/12/21 on AdviserRatings Little extra about John.....   What gives me a good giggle?  My boys! They always get me with some of the things they do or say. Best financial decision?  Starting a business early. Fantasy career?  My name is Cachia, John Cachia. Man of mystery! What superhero is my superhero?  Black Panther - a born leader who is strong and determined. What could I do as a kid that I’m trying to do now?  Live a life of freedom - I now live life creating strategies to make this a reality!

Expertise

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

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Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Platinum
  • Rating 5.00
  • Number of reviews 89
  • First year providing advice 2009
  • Years of experience 13
  • Highest qualification
    • Bachelor of Business (Financial Risk Management)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Australian Financial Advisers Group Pty Ltd

Level 2, 326 Keilor Road
Niddrie, VIC 3042

Opening hours

  • 8:30am – 6:30pm Monday – Friday

Meeting methods

  • In person
    In person
  • Phone
    Phone
  • Video call
    Video call

Licensed by

Axies Pty. Ltd.

AFSL 339384

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"John is an expert in his field and can communicate with clients using everyday language and concepts. John supports his clients through exceptional education which is highly valuable long term. He has a genuine interest in helping people reach financial freedom and is consistently and promptly available for help, support and guidance. I confidently trust John and his approach in assisting us with our financial and life goals."

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"John was able to provide a suite of option for money management that was easy to understand. The advice provided was concise and well documented. He and his team are very approachable and very responsive to queries."

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"John has been a great help to our family’s finances and has provided us with so much peace of mind and security for the future. He is very knowledgeable, down to earth and has many years of experience behind him. The only downside is that we wish we found John sooner. Can’t recommend him enough!"

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"John exceeded our expectations within minutes and we immediately realised we had so much to gain from him. He planted seeds for us both and had my husband writing down financial goals, something I had been asking him to do for the past decade. He really focuses on building the relationship and not only tells you his values, but he shows you that he lives by them too. He has educated us so much already, we wish we had of met him 10 years ago! We have complete confidence that he will transform our financial future, with his guidance every step along the way."

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  • Managing Debt
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5.00

"John has given me advice on all of my financial needs and goals I would like to achieve. He has explained everything clearly for me to understand and through his knowledge and experience I feel comfortable and confident with the advice he has given me. I highly recommended John."

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"John has been a pleasure to work with. His knowledge in finance and shares has given me much relief knowing I'm in good hands. John has taught us to look at money in a different way. I'll definitely would recommend John to family and Friends. Looking forward to what the future will brings."

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"John has given us advice from investments to retirement. He has a broad impressive knowledge of anything related to finance. He is understanding and always available to answer any questions we have. We are so grateful for him and look forward to an early retirement!"

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"I was so blown away by John's service that i recommended my entire family to book a meeting with him also & they are moving their financial planning over to him aswell."

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"John has helps us put plans in place, not only for today, but truly for the future of our family. His advice and guidance has always been clear to understand. He and his team are always at arms reach when ever we have questions or need to just have a chat."

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"John has provided us with advice across a range of products including loans, superannuation, eliminating debt. John takes the time to ensure we fully understand every aspect of his advice. The customer service John delivers is exceptional. I am now confident as I look ahead to our financial future and that is thanks to John's assistance."

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  • Managing Debt
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Small Business Advice
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  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting
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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
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Redundancy
  • Aged Care
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Expat Finance
  • Socially Responsible
  • Small Business Advice
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Diploma of Financial Services

Level
5 - Diploma
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2009

Bachelor of Business (Financial Risk Management)

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
Victoria University (VU)
Completed
2021

Ethics and Professionalism in Financial Advice - Bridging Course

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2020

Professional Memberships

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)

Membership type
Member

Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)

Membership type
Member
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