Wannon Water launches Australia’s first Build FIAP

Today we are delighted to announce that Wannon Water has become the first FIAP member to launch a Build Financial Inclusion Action Plan. Since 2016, over 40 organisations have launched Foundation Action Plans that represent the first steps towards a more financially inclusive society. “Build” plans represent the next step, with longer-term, deeper commitments. Build […]

Transurban: Strengthening communities through transport

We recently caught up with Jane Calvert, Customer and Communities Advocate at Transurban to reflect on their incredible journey since launching the Foundation FIAP and completing the Progress Verification* with EY. Here are some highlights of our conversation: Congratulations on recently completing the Progress Verification with EY and your Foundation FIAP. What has been a […]

QBE launches their FIAP to support vulnerable customers and communities

Vivek Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer at QBE Australia Pacific said that the launch of the FIAP was particularly timely amidst the health and economic crisis triggered by COVID-19. “We know that many Australians are doing it tough right now. The drought, the bushfires and now the COVID-19 crisis have created significant hardship for many in […]

CUA Launches Foundation FIAP

Australia’s largest member-owned banking organisation, CUA, has today released its Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP), supported by more than $1 million in community investment to address vulnerability. The FIAP includes a continued focus on issues that contribute to financial stress, some of which have been potentially exacerbated by COVID-19: Helping Australians overcome barriers to home […]

IAG launches its FIAP

IAG released its Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) on 14 March 2020. Peter Harmer, IAG Managing Director and CEO, is excited to have committed to the plan. “Our purpose inspires us to explore all the ways we can make our customers, our people and our communities safer – insurance plays a critical role in providing financial […]

Community of Practice discusses COVID-19 responses

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the June Community of Practice and follow up discussion. It was great to see so many faces again! We are grateful to our guest speakers for their insightful presentations and sparking important conversation. We were joined by the following speakers who shared updates on how […]

The Salvation Army on a mission to improve the financial wellbeing of its people

The Salvation Army (TSA), in partnership with ANZ, conducted the Survey of Financial Inclusion and Access (SoFIA) for their female staff and volunteers in late 2019. The results show a higher financial wellbeing score of the Salvation Army respondents in comparison to the general population. It is wonderful to see that many TSA women are […]