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Whānau should have confidence that issues will be resolved fairly when they are impacted by unlawful conduct from a trader. They should not be left stuck with worse financial circumstances that seriously risk their wellbeing because of such conduct. FinCap welcomes the opportunity to comment on...

All whānau should have access to a support system that truly supports the well-being of their whole whānau. A fit-for-purpose child support system will help to ensure that tamariki do not have to go without essentials because of the confusing and harmful rules of that...

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...

Working for Families Tax Credits (WfFTC) need to truly work for whānau in Aotearoa. No tamariki should have to go without essentials because of inconsistent and confusing support systems and rules. In Aotearoa, 16.3 per cent1 of children are living in material hardship. A fit-for-purpose Working for...

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...