University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Launches Foundation FIAP

Congratulations to FIAP member University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on the launch of its first Foundation Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP). To accompany the launch of its FIAP, UTS published an article describing the need for greater financial inclusion and wellbeing programs, noting that: Students are feeling the effects of the rising cost of living. […]

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Launches Foundation FIAP

Congratulations to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on launching its Foundation Financial Inclusion Action Plan 2024-2025. With a focus on fair access to services, its first FIAP aims to support its 2.4 million customers, staff, and communities by providing inclusive banking services and communication channels.  Over the next year its actions will build on existing activities and bring […]

QBE’s Second Foundation FIAP Launched

QBE continues its commitment to financial inclusion with the launch of its second Foundation FIAP in November 2023. In 2021 QBE launched its first Foundation FIAP which outlined 29 initiatives aimed at improving financial inclusion, resilience and wellbeing for its customers, community partners, suppliers, and employees. Following a successful independent review in 2022, QBE decided to embark […]

Northern Adelaide FIAP Impact Report 2023

The Northern Adelaide FIAP Impact Report 2023 features the incredible progress made by the members, over the past 12 months, in enhancing the financial inclusion, resilience and wellbeing of the local communities through extensive collaboration and implementation of the Foundation FIAP actions. Congratulations to all the members for their efforts in implementing the Foundation FIAP […]

Great Southern Bank Launches ‘Build’ FIAP

In June 2023, Great Southern Bank proudly launched their second Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP). The Build FIAP builds on the achievements in its first FIAP and defines more than 40 practical actions the bank will take over the next two years to improve the financial wellbeing of their customers, team members and the communities […]

“Headspace to enhance financial capabilities of Geelong’s youth” – Geelong Times

Image source: Geelong Times 18 Apr 2023 Geelong Region FIAP member, Headspace, was highlighted in a Geelong Times post last week (April 18th 2023). Centre Manager Tenille Favazza and Team Leader Nikki Griggs are pictured proudly holding the Statement of Commitment to the Geelong Region ‘Build’ FIAP at the Launch on March 30th. Headspace and […]

Mental Health, Financial Wellbeing and the Workplace

Financial stress is on the rise in Australia, and there is a proven link between mental health and financial wellbeing.  This webinar featured a keynote by Dr Grant Blashki, Lead Clinical Advisor for Beyond Blue, and a panel featuring Irene Verins, Wellness and Prevention Programs Lead at Beyond Blue, Josh Vernon, CEO Wagestream, and Michael […]