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Last week the leader of the opposition, Hon Christopher Luxon, joined the Pakuranga and Howick Budgeting Service for ‘A Day in the Life’ visit. Mr Luxon was able to observe the incredible skill and value of financial mentors on the ground, and the crucial support they...

From 10th October 2022, FinCap's offices will be located at the following address: Level 4, 276 Lambton Quay, Wellington...

Money Week is the annual public awareness and engagement campaign coordinated by Te Ara Ahunga Ora in partnership with the financial capability community. Aligned to the National Strategy for Financial Capability, the campaign’s purpose is to work together to help demystify money. The theme ‘Just wondering’ is...

FinCap welcomes the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill and especially the incoming requirement that banks and insurers consider how their conduct could challenge the wellbeing of those unable to pay. Ruth Smithers is the Chief Executive of FinCap, an organisation supporting around 900 community...

FinCap welcomes the Government’s ongoing support for financial mentoring services in Aotearoa.   The commitment to 21 million dollars (see page 144) over the next two years for financial mentors who are currently funded by the Ministry of Social Development means that these leaders in our communities...

What is 'A Day in the Life'? FinCap is running the ‘A Day in the Life’ programme as part of our partnership with New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA). The aim of this project is to provide senior decision-makers in government, the banking sector and other stakeholders with...

What’s the difference between a quantity surveyor and a financial mentor? “In commercial construction, a calculation error can be the end of your career,” says former senior financial mentor Iain Davies (pictured above). Iain clocked up 10 years working for his West Auckland community at CARE Waitakere,...

In a world where women are still struggling to meet the same level of financial wellbeing as men, one woman from Paeroa has been able to exceed these expectations for her whānau. Paeroa Budgeting Services – part of the Paeroa Community Support Trust (PCST) – have...