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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.

Statement from FCA re High Court decision in Kobelt

While Financial Counselling Australia respects the recent decision by the High Court in ASIC v Kobelt we want to place on record our disappointment. We…

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.…

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FCA on Twitter

Financial counsellors at FCA’s national conference show their support for the campaign to raise Newstart. @FCAupdate #auspoI

Vulnerable Australians continue to be exploited by #paydayloans and high-cost appliance contracts. Hear @FCAupdate's @fionaguthrie discuss the damaging effects of the #paydaylending lobby at

#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

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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