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Media Release from the Financial Counselling Industry Fund

More Australians will now have access to support from financial counsellors with the launch of the Financial Counselling Industry Fund (FCIF). The FCIF is the result of a collaboration between the financial counselling sector and a number of industries and companies - Australian Banking Association member banks, Australian Energy Council,…

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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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