Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling
– what is it and how does it assist people?
Tuesday 20 June @ 7pm

Financial counsellors provide information, support and advocacy to assist people in financial difficulty.

Working in community organisations, their services are free, independent and confidential. Financial counsellors have an extensive knowledge of a range of areas of law and policy, including consumer credit law, debt enforcement practices, the bankruptcy regime, industry hardship policies and government concession frameworks.

Financial counsellors are based in community agencies and are funded largely by either State Governments or the Federal Government.

Financial counsellors provide a FREE, INDEPENDENT & CONFIDENTIAL service.

From time to time, many people find themselves struggling to buy food, pay the rent or mortgage and can be juggling numerous debts. If you’re in this situation, a financial counsellor can help you understand your options so that you can get back on your feet.

A presentation about the work of a financial counsellor will be given at 7pm on Tuesday 20 June. There will be tips on how to develop a budget, understand your electricity account, learn about No Interest Loans and Step Up Loans.

For more information please contact the International Ministry team on international.ministry@hopevalleyuc.org.au