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Financial Inclusion Critical for Economic Growth – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th June 2014 -  If just 7 per cent of financially disadvantaged Australians were able to improve their wealth position, the nation’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by…

No Interest Loans Delivers Positive Outcomes – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 1st May 2014 -  An independent review of Good Shepherd Microfinance’s No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) has found that the program diverts clients away from predatory lenders such as fringe…

Financial Exclusion High for Young Australians – Report

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th April 2014 -  A significant number of young and working Australians are unable to access mainstream finance, according to a new report. The annual Measuring Financial Exclusion in Australia

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Helping the Disadvantaged Manage Money Matters

Staff Reporter, Friday, 7th March 2014 -  Growing up in a family where social justice, love and overcoming adversity through hope were commonplace, there’s little wonder why Good Shepherd Microfinance Chief Executive

Home Energy Saver Scheme Via No Interest Loans

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th May 2013 -  People on low incomes across Australia will be able to purchase energy efficient products in the second half of this year through the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) run by Good Shepherd…

Addressing Insurance for Low Income Australians

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th April 2013 -  A new discussion paper calling on government, insurers and the community sector to work together to provide insurance cover for Australians living on low incomes has been released.…

Code for Banking Practice Welcomed

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st January 2013 -  Good Shepherd Microfinance has welcomed the commitment by Australian Bankers’ Association members to improving customer rights outlined in the revised Code of Banking…

Microfinance Boost for Disadvantaged

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th December 2012 - 
‘Count Me In’ – the audience declares their commitment to the five goals of the Strategic Plan and financial inclusion.
Picture: Ben Swinnerton
 
The Federal…

Aussie Microfinance Milestone

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th September 2012 -  A milestone 50,000 Australians under financial stress have been assisted by microfinance schemes across the country, according to an annual assessment. The No Interest Loan Scheme,…

Former Police Chief Takes On New Role

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th June 2012 - 
Christine Nixon. Photo: australianoftheyear.org.au Christine Nixon has been appointed inaugural Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance, a community organisation that offers…

Micro Finance Services for Disadvantaged Opens in Victoria

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th May 2012 -  A government-backed ‘one-stop shop’ providing microfinance services to disadvantaged Victorians has opened in Geelong. The Good Money community finance hub was…

Good Shepherd Microfinance Appoints Inaugural CEO

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th April 2012 -  Good Shepherd Microfinance has appointed Adam Mooney as inaugural Chief Executive Officer of one of Australia’s largest microfinance schemes. Good Shepherd Microfinance
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