skip to Main Content

Avoid a financial hangover this Christmas

18th December 2013 - Financial Counselling Australia: Avoid a financial hangover this Christmas. The real price of an expensive Christmas gift can be financial stress, says Financial Counselling Australia. Technology transcends income levels and with iPads, play stations, electronic games and other technology-driven items at the top of many Christmas “wish…

Read More

Financial Ombudsman Service Provides Access to Justice

23rd October 2013 - The release of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) annual report today highlights just how important this service is for consumers.  Over 30,000 people accessed the free and independent dispute resolution services of FOS during 2012-13. “When it comes to access to justice, the existence of external dispute…

Read More

Anti-Poverty Week: Five Poverty Traps

13th October 2013 - To mark Anti-Poverty Week, Financial Counselling Australia has highlighted five for-profit business models that target people struggling with debts  – but instead of solving financial difficulty, can actually increase it. These businesses – budgeting services, credit repair companies, debt negotiators, bankruptcy services and debt agreement administrators –…

Read More

New website helps banking customers save money

15th July 2013 - Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) welcomes the launch of a new website by the Australian Bankers Association (ABA) which could help members of the public save up to $750 per annum. Launched today, the ‘Affordable Banking’ website ( lists all basic bank accounts offered in Australia by…

Read More

Newman Government asked to Fund Financial Counselling

13th June 2013 - Financial Counselling Australia has today written to the Premier of Queensland, Campbell Newman, expressing disappointment that last week’s budget did not include funding for financial counselling.  The letter calls on the Queensland Government to fund a dedicated financial counselling program. Queensland is now the only State and…

Read More

Financial counselling groups welcome banks’ new hardship package

Financial Counselling Australia, the Consumer Action Law Centre and the Consumer Credit Legal Centre have welcomed a new hardship package released by the Australian Bankers Association (ABA) today. The package demonstrates a real commitment by the industry to improve hardship policies and practices and we appreciate the genuine consultation involved…

Read More

Financial Counsellors Rank the Banks

22nd May 2013 - State and Territory financial counselling associations from around Australia have today launched the first national “Rank the Banks” survey. The survey asked financial counsellors – who provide information,  support and advocacy to people experiencing financial difficulty – to rate how well each of the ‘big four’ banks,…

Read More

FCA Conference Puts Spotlights on Economic Abuse

22 May 2013 -  Recognising and responding to economic abuse is one of the focus sessions at the annual Financial Counselling Australia conference, taking place this week in Sydney. The presenters, Sue Fraser from Kildonan Uniting Care and Tanya Corrie from Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service, will draw on a significant…

Read More
×Close search