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Financial Independence Hub

The Financial Independence Hub is a free, confidential, personalised service supporting people impacted by financial abuse across Australia to build their financial independence and achieve their goals.

Do you want to

  • feel in control of your everyday finances and confident making decisions about money?
  • understand your income and expenses?
  • be able to budget independently?
  • plan your spending and saving e.g. to buy a car or home?
  • be able to pay bills or meet unexpected expenses?
  • reduce or pay off debts? 
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The Financial Independence Hub can help you with:

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One-on-one financial coaching that builds on your strengths, helps you develop financial goals and supports you to take practical steps that build your long-term financial independence.
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Tools and skills to build your confidence in managing everyday finances, planning, or working towards goals.
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Understanding money – including areas that weren’t previously within your control e.g. bills, debts, and low credit scores.

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Starting to save e.g. to buy a car or home.

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Support to plan to return to work or register for Centrelink. Referrals or access to other services you need.

This service is free, confidential and tailored to your needs. There is no time limit. Your team will support you to identify realistic timelines to achieve your financial independence.

‘Financial independence’ is different for everyone. Your Financial Independence Hub journey will be unique.

 

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Am I eligible for the Financial Independence Hub?

You are eligible if you:

• are a survivor of financial abuse, experienced through either domestic or family abuse.
• are in the recovery phase (ie. not in crisis) and ready to develop a plan for your financial future.
• are over 18 years of age and live in Australia. You do not have to be a permanent resident or have a visa.

You do not need to be a Commonwealth Bank customer to access the Financial Independence Hub. You do not need to provide evidence or tell your story to access the service.

The Financial Independence Hub is delivered by Good Shepherd and funded by CommBank.

 

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