COTA Queensland was established over 50 years ago and is an independent, not for profit organisation with a long history of providing benefits and services to people over 50 in Australia.
Financial counsellors provide information to consumers in financial difficulty. A thorough assessment of an individual or family’s situation is followed by identifying what can be done to address the financial problems, and the possibile advantages and disadvantages of those choices. Financial Counsellors are based in community agencies and are funded largely by State or the Federal Governments.
The Financial First Aid line is available to take your call from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Financial hardship affects many levels of society and can directly impact on a healthy wellbeing. UnitingCare Community operates a state-wide financial counselling program that provides people in financial distress with financial assistance and advice.
UnitingCare Community financial counsellors help people with a wide range of financial problems. As well as encouraging clients to get out of the cycle of debt and take control of their finances, assistance is provided through education, counselling and acting on consumer rights.
Financial counsellors are on the ground, fighting the battle with clients, using exceptional negotiation and advocacy skills to negotiate with often un-sympathetic creditors.
Financial counsellors provide community education to a range of community and professional groups including schools, TAFEs, community centres, government and non-government community agencies.
By having accredited financial counsellors, ensures UnitingCare Community is positioned to offer quality financial counselling services to the community, particularly assisting large organisations in the burgeoning area of early intervention prevention, debt repayment plans and consumer credit issues.
Progressive organisations such as Origin and Ergon Energy have identified financial counselling as an effective and community-minded alternative to traditional debt collection.
If you are in need of emergency financial advice please call our Financial First Aid line on 1800 007 007.
The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is the peak professional body for Australia?s financial planners, representing approximately 12,000 individuals and businesses.
National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership based community organisation which has as its major objectives:
To provide economic and social benefits for people 50 years and over;
Represent its members views to Government at all levels;
To make donations and provide service and advice to charitable institutions assisting people 50 years and over.
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The Department of Communities administers the Seniors Card program on behalf of the Queensland Government. More than 500,000 residents hold a Seniors Card or Seniors Business Discount Card.
The Australian Financial & Security Authorityis the government agency responsible for the administration and regulation of the personal insolvency system in Australia. ITSA operates the bankruptcy registry, where debtors petitions are lodged, debt agreement proposals are processed and public records on insolvency are maintained, and acts as a trustee in bankruptcy.
Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is Australia?s corporate, markets and financial services regulator.
Centrelink is an Australian Government Statutory Agency, assisting people to become self-sufficient and supporting those in need. Explore the customer website to find out about payments and services, online services, publications and forms.
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