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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...

Paying for holiday, the power bill, food, a visit to the hairdresser, fuel or a WOF… is it a want or a need? That’s the question tamariki were asked at the Eastbay REAP Kawerau Heart2Heart Children’s Day 2021 recently. MoneyTalks Promotor Kyra Walker attended the event alongside...

“The EnergyMate energy hardship coaching service is expanding across New Zealand this winter through a partnership between the electricity retailers, lines companies, Government and community budgeting services,” Electricity Retailers’ Association Chief Executive Cameron Burrows says. EnergyMate is a free energy coaching service supporting households who struggle...

While home economics and vocational courses at high school give students practical skills to help set them up for life, a Waikato service says managing money also needs to be taught. Catholic Family Support Services (CFSS) Team Leader Financial Mentoring Services Di LeBas says many of...

Up to 250,000 people will benefit from the upcoming increase in minimum wage, and Employment New Zealand is encouraging employees to make sure they’re being paid correctly. From Thursday 1 April 2021, the adult minimum wage rises from $18.90 to $20 per hour in New Zealand....

Financial Mentors in New Zealand now have their own dedicated phoneline within Westpac to help them reach who they need to without the long wait times. The phone and email lines will allow Financial Mentors to get directly in contact with the bank’s Customer Care Support...

From left: Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Manager Miriam Peel and Financial Mentor Jeanette Parsons The stress of having to pay for extra power costs for heating can be chilling for some of our most vulnerable people. Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Financial Mentors Jeanette Parsons and Brett Cole...

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association and FinCap have today announced a new partnership, with the banking industry contributing $5 million over five years to support the financial wellbeing of all New Zealanders. The collaboration agreement will provide funding for initiatives that will directly benefit the 200...