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Bankwest branch closures may cause more harm

Bankwest branch closures may cause more harm.   Financial counsellors and financial capability workers are concerned the closure of all Bankwest branches across Western Australia will cause financial harm to First Nations people and other vulnerable customers. Bankwest announced the closures yesterday as part of its transition to digital banking.…

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FCA announces departure of CEO and new appointments

After nearly 15 years in the role, Fiona Guthrie is stepping down as CEO of Financial Counselling Australia (FCA), the FCA board has announced. Fiona is leaving FCA to take up a new position as the CEO of Way Forward, a not-for-profit organisation that provides free assistance to people in…

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Financial counselling sector applauds launch of industry funding model for financial counselling

Financial Counselling Australia is delighted with today’s Government announcement about the establishment of an independent body to accept contributions from industry to fund financial counselling services. FCA CEO Fiona Guthrie said the announcement was momentous for the financial counselling sector, coming after years of advocacy. It is an important recognition…

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FCA welcomes new Board members, farewells others 

The Board of Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of two new board members, Delia Rickard and Carly Baker. The Board also acknowledges and thanks Greg Tanzer and Lyndall Millburn, who are leaving the Board after seven and three years of service respectively. New Board Members…

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