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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.

Free financial counselling for flood victims

Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) is reminding individuals and small business owners who have been affected by the floods in NSW and Queensland that they have…

“The future of safe lending is in your hands” – Financial counsellors plead with Senate cross bench to block government plan to axe laws

Australia’s financial counsellors are pleading with crossbench Senators to block the Federal Government’s bill to axe responsible lending laws. The bill will amend the National…

Buy now pay later sector must be regulated by Government NOT itself

  Consumer groups have united to call for Federal Government regulation of buy now pay later (BNPL) services to protect consumers and put all credit…

Juggling bills and debts?

for 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

Help for Small Businesses

To find a financial counselling agency in your area

FCA on Twitter

Today's @RBAInfo Financial Stability Review:

"..weaker lending standards would be a risk to financial stability."

If the govt axes safe lending laws, there will be:
- no conduct regulator enforcing lending standards
- no fines for irresponsible lending

#DebtDisaster https://twitter.com/gerardbrody/status/1380347953420759043

Gerard Brody@gerardbrody

How is proposed repeal of safe lending laws consistent with @RBAInfo concern about potential for excessive “risk-taking by the financial sector”? #SaveSafeLending #DebrDisaster #AusPol
https://www.afr.com/policy/economy/the-rba-is-on-alert-for-rise-in-risky-home-buyers-20210409-p57hro

Laura Levin, @FCAupdate policy director explores UK approach to gambling harm minimisation, how inducements work, and measures Aust could undertake to reduce gambling harm: http://ab.co/3sZdlLl

Australians lose the most money to #gambling of any country in the world, prompting calls for tougher regulation.

Lauren Levin, our Director of Policy & Campaigns, spoke to @LindaMottram on @RadioNational about gambling impacts and possible solutions.

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/pressure-for-australia-to-copy-uk-gambling-regulation/13292284#:~:text=Pressure%20for%20Australia%20to%20copy%20tough%2C%20UK%2Dstyle%20gambling%20regulation,-By%20Linda%20Mottram&text=With%20Australians%20losing%20the%20highest,the%20source%20of%20gambling%20funds

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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