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In July, Tauranga Budget Advisory Services will celebrate 50 years of supporting the financial well-being of people from Katikati to Otamarakau. Although they have been a pillar of support for the Bay of Plenty community for half a century, they have remained agile. Tauranga Budget Advisory...

There is a couple the team at Financial Mentoring Service (Budget Advisory Service Whakatane Inc) (pictured above) have been supporting for a few years – but they are still to be seen at the service in 2022. While this may often be a cause for concern,...

Financial mentors are working together with other organisations in their communities as the whānau they support are facing increasingly complex issues. A survey of financial mentors late last year looked to identify the impact of COVID-19 on the workload of financial mentors and on the whānau...

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...