Matthew Collins DipFinServ


Ambition and drive equals self-growth, evolution and achievement. Complacency is your nemesis.

Matt has been a Principal of Financial Decisions since 2009 and has owned his own business since 1998. He is a member of both the Association of Financial Advisers and the International Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. Prior to owning his own business, Matt was a trader in the money markets.

Matt has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years and is passionate about providing highly personalised advice and service to his clients. He has a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of insurance and risk. He also specialises in wealth creation, self-managed superannuation funds, retirement planning, succession planning and estate planning. Matt’s authentic client-centred approach to business has resulted in a mutual high regard from his clients and colleagues alike.

Matt is a principal and shareholder of Financial Decisions. He is remunerated by salary and receives a dividend from the firm. He is also a member of the Board.

With their extensive industry knowhow, Matt and his father Russell Collins presented at the prestigious MDRT annual meeting on “Succession Planning” in the USA in 2009. In 2014, Matt was Australia’s representative as part of an international panel of advisers at the MDRT International Forum in Singapore on “Pre and Post Retirement”. In January 2016, Matt presented at the international meeting in Hong Kong, attended by over 6,000 people. And in June 2016, Matt was a member of the Programme Development Committee, selecting and training the speakers for the Vancouver event. Founded in 1927, the MDRT is a global, independent association of more than 70,000 of the world’s leading financial services professionals from more than 470 companies in 71 countries.

Matt has a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) from Deakin University.

ASIC Representative Number – 001000061

Matt is licensed to give advice in the following areas:

  • Deposit and Payment Products – Non-basic Deposit Products
  • Government Debentures, Stocks or Bonds
  • Investment Life Insurance Products
  • Life Risk Insurance Products
  • Managed Investment Schemes, including IDPS and MDA services
  • Retirement Savings Account Products
  • Securities
  • Superannuation – All
  • Standard Margin Lending Facility