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Financial mentors committed to their communities across Aotearoa are coping with the increased strain created by COVID-19 - but only just. FinCap is calling for ongoing, sustainable funding for all financial mentors’ vital work as new data reveals they’re facing increased pressure because of COVID-19, housing issues...

Financial mentors in small communities are helping people access banking services thanks to a partnership between FinCap and the New Zealand Bankers’ Association. A partnership agreement announced in March is now delivering for people living in places from Balclutha to Murupara through a Banking Collaboration Project funded in...

CAPTION: Clutha Budget Advisory Service recently won a Clutha District Council Community Award for the Happy Feet project. Pictured from left: Volunteer Lee Ollerenshaw and Service Coordinator Lee-Anne Michelle It’s a case of the shoe fitting for kids in Balclutha who have been given new school...

The team at North Shore Budget Service. From left: Bryce Diaz, Drew Glucina, Keith Adams, Christine Watson, Abid Al -Atafi and Nick Handey The latest lockdown has been tough for many whānau in Aotearoa, and those in Auckland are especially feeling the pinch. North Shore Budget Service...

Pictured: Napier Family Centre chief executive Kerry Henderson (left) and Budgeting manager Debbie Mackintosh The reputation of Napier Family Centre precedes them, and their impact on the community is continuing to grow. They were recently picked as a distributor for Napier as part of an initiative through...

Pictured left to right: Evelyn Munro, Lynette Beer, Sarah Matafeo-Ross and Sandie Cooper (front) outside their office with the new signage and flag After 30 years of serving their community, Te Aroha Family Budgeting Services Inc has a logo at last. “I saw other services with logos,...

Say goodbye to Tauranga Budget Advisory Services…. and a big kia ora to Bay Financial Mentors - Tau Āwhi Noa. General Manager Shirley McCombe (pictured above) says the service is changing its name in the next few months to better represent their community and their mahi. It’s...

People are being urged to check, double check and triple check any lending agreements they’re co-signing for whānau or friends, as tighter lending controls for Aotearoa near. The Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) Act comes into force on 1 October 2021. This will bring a...