Logo - Simon Duigan - Core Independent Financial Advice, Kingston Tasmania

I’ve been there.

I’ve been there.

I understand that you want expert financial advice, that’s simple to follow, and gives great results.

That’s what I want

for myself, my wife and my three kids.

So I’m guessing it’s what you want too.

But it can be hard to get great financial advice you can really trust.

Back in the day

In my mid forties I was a software developer but dissatisfied with the financial advice my wife and I had received. So I changed course and studied to become a financial adviser.

After working as an adviser for a while I realised that to provide the advice I wanted for myself I would have to go out as an independent financial adviser.

So I did

I set up my own business as a 100% independent financial adviser to help people like you.


I believe in fairness and loyalty.

I think if you’re paying an advisor you have every right to expect trustworthy advice that is completely in your best interests. No ifs no buts. And I believe you should pay as little as possible to get the maximum return on your money. That’s just fair. Plain and simple.

You deserve to have someone in your corner committed to giving you peace of mind around your finances because life is hard enough as it is. I truly believe a financial adviser should be reliable, unbiased and caring. I was taught that loyalty matters.

I don’t think it’s right that most financial planners – as many as 99% of them – make money by charging their customers unnecessarily high fees and hidden commissions.

And I don’t like how advisers limit the products they put in front of their customers because of special arrangements they have with financial institutions.

As the customer you are getting less choice at a higher cost. That doesn’t sit well with me.

I do things differently.

As a 100% independent financial adviser, I receive no commissions or benefits from ANY product providers or financial institutions.

I am not trying to sell you anything. And I always have your best interests at heart.

Core Independent Financial Advice has and always will meet the ASIC criteria of independence which are:

  1. No ownership links or affiliations with product manufacturers.
  2. No commissions or incentive payments from product manufacturers.
  3. No asset-based fees.

There are approximately 17,000 financial planners in Australia. But there are only around 100 independent financial planners in the whole country!

Yes, that’s right. Only about 0.6% of financial planners are independent. And I was the first in Tasmania.

Are you ready to stop wasting your money paying unnecessary fees and commissions to mainstream financial planners?

Are you ready to go independent?

Tassie born and bred.

Tassie born and bred.

Outside work.


Tassie born and bred Simon loves spending time with his family, especially his three kids and his wife Anne.


Simon is a big fan of simple pleasures. Gardening, cooking, crime novels and catching up with friends all top the list. 


Simon has a love of cricket that is sadly not matched by playing ability. While he enjoys watching most sport, his heart belongs to Collingwood and the Kingborough Tigers.

Bushwalking in Tasmania

Simon loves a good laugh out loud moment, sitting around a campfire with close friends and walking in Tasmania’s beautiful natural environment. You might not know it, but he has sported the same haircut since he was 13, though with a few more grey hairs these days. And his guilty pleasure? Salted caramel ice cream!

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