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Financial services and community join forces

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:16 am | FinCap

The Financial Services Federation (FSF) - the voice of responsible lenders and leasing companies - and FinCap - working with consumers facing financial hardship - are signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this Thursday 22 August in Auckland. It will ... More >>

New Kiwi research questions Government’s loan shark decision

Friday, 14 June 2019, 8:35 am | FinCap

The Government's decision to not cap the interest rate loan sharks can charge is under further scrutiny following the release of a new report. More >>

Iwi leaders join coalition for loan shark reform

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 7:34 pm | FinCap

Iwi leaders join coalition for loan shark reform as BERL report shows Government’s answer is too weak -- More >>

FinCap welcomes the recommendations in Welfare report

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:05 pm | FinCap

FinCap welcomes the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group in their report "Whakamana Tangata - restoring to social security in New Zealand". More >>

Coalition forms to fix Govt’s broken loanshark Bill

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:26 am | FinCap

Hi all - we were planning to release on the Government’s new loan shark legislation - the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill which is having its first reading today and we thought we’d invite other organisations to join us. More >>

Proposed Law Gives Loan Sharks Free Pass From Government

Monday, 8 April 2019, 8:41 am | FinCap

The Government’s proposed law to "crack down" on predatory lending - the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Bill - will give loan sharks a free pass in its current form say budgeting services. More >>

FinCap welcomes Electricity Price Review Options paper

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:41 am | FinCap

FinCap welcomes the priority given in the Electricity Price Review Options Paper to price affordability, a loud consumer voice and a focus on hardship, and urges that support is given to those issues in the final report. More >>

Big changes needed to protect consumers

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 6:18 pm | FinCap

Big changes needed to protect consumers from high cost loans and debt collection practices More >>

FinCap welcome the findings of the Bank Conduct Review

Monday, 5 November 2018, 2:57 pm | FinCap

FinCap, working with New Zealand’s 200 free budgeting services, warmly supports the recommendation that banks need to urgently improve oversight, controls and processes; and the need for banks to champion business models that focus on consumer interests. ... More >>

Wild West to Be Tamed

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:21 am | FinCap

FinCap welcomes the Government’s announcement of stricter controls over loan companies and debt collectors. The charity works with New Zealand’s 200 free budget services and the 60,000 people who use their services each year, and has helped over half ... More >>

A new national voice for people in financial hardship

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:59 pm | FinCap

A new national voice for people in financial hardship Today a refreshed and revitalised national voice of New Zealand’s 200 financial capability and budgeting services, called FinCap , is launched. Every year, 60,000 Kiwis facing financial hardship visit ... More >>


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