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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.

ASIC to Ban Unsolicited Telephone Sales of Life Insurance and CCI

Financial Counselling Australia welcomes the implementation of a ban on unsolicited telephone sales of life insurance and consumer credit insurance sold without personal advice. ASIC…

Banks must offer better value bank accounts to struggling Australians

The updated Banking Code received authorisation yesterday from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the ABA are now seeking final approval from the…

ASIC calls time on disclosure

FCA welcomes the release today of ASIC’s ground breaking report Disclosure: Why it shouldn’t be the default. The report comprehensively explains why disclosure is such…

Juggling bills and debts?
Get back on track with

free
financial
counselling

The website has step-by-step guides explaining how to fix common debt problems

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Call the Helpline to speak to a financial counsellor

To find a financial counselling agency in your area

FCA on Twitter

I received a bill for $1,900 that I never owed. Then my three-year nightmare began - ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-10/i-never-thought-i-would-end-up-being-chased-by-debt-collectors/11685450

Government to overhaul robodebt program, staff told https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/government-to-overhaul-robodebt-program-staff-told-20191119-p53byt.html via @theage

There's been a surge in women using payday loans, from 177K in 2016 to 287K this year. More than 41% of them were single parents. Struggling to make ends meet. Greater regulation, more #affordablehousing and #raisetherate. #everybodyshome https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2019/11/millions-of-vulnerable-aussies-turning-to-payday-loans/ via @probononews

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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