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An Australia
with fewer people
in financial hardship

An Australia
with fewer people
in financial hardship

Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) is the peak body for financial counsellors in Australia.

FCA is the national voice for the financial counselling profession in Australia. It is a not-for-profit organisation that:

  • Provides resources and support for financial counsellors;
  • Advocates for a fairer marketplace;
  • Works to raise the profile of financial counsellors;
  • Advocates to increase access to financial counselling; and
  • Works to improve hardship processes for people in financial difficulty.

Financial Counsellors Welcome Funding Commitment From the ALP

FCA welcomes today’s announcement by Labor that, if elected, they will set up a Financial Rights Fund and that a large share of this fund…

FCA Comments on Banking Royal Commission

A lot is being said and written about the final report of the Banking Royal Commission. We focus on three issues relevant to our work.…

FCA Releases Annual Report

Financial Counselling Australia has today released its annual report. This year’s report tells a story of why financial counselling is so important. Australia has one…

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FCA On Twitter

FCA on Twitter

#Financialcounselling is a free, impartial service for people experiencing #hardship + #debt. #Financialplanners charge a fee + advise people with money to invest. For people experiencing debt + hardship issues, financial counselling is the better option

The interests of lobbyists again favoured at the expense of vulnerable Australians. @FCAupdate's Liz Minter and @consumer_action's @gerardbrody show that industry lobbying has delayed political action on #paydayloans and #consumerleases. @theage #auspol

Gerard Brody@gerardbrody

Why the reluctance to act on payday loans & consumer leases? Industry lobbying. Read this from Liz Minter & I in today's @theage:

The arguments for securing stable funding for financial counselling #auspol The 'time bomb' that could help tackle household debt woes

FCA Conference May 2019

20 – 23 May, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

The FCA conference attracts a wide variety of high-profile and respected speakers, including Australian leaders, consumer advocates, politicians, regulators and industry representatives. We’re not afraid to try new things and have a reputation for a fast-moving and creative conference.

Financial Counselling at work

74% avoid legal action
69% are more positive about the future
66% resolve their financial difficulties
63% improve their mental wellbeing
53% avoid bankruptcy
45% improve their physical health
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