Francesca Whitehead and Tessa Manning from Fourth & Centre to facilitate the Financial Inclusion-Everyone’s Business Conference Round Table Discussions.
The Round Table will focus on three recent trends in financial exclusion:
- Financial exclusion is an increasing problem. In 2013-14, 16.9% of the Australian population were either fully or severely excluded from essential financial services.
- The face of poverty in Australia is changing. 30% of people who accessed financial counselling over the past year were people in employment. Poverty is no longer exclusively the domain of the underprivileged.
- New potential investors in financial support products and new platforms and ways of providing financial support are emerging.
In light of these trends, the Round Table will: map existing support to demand and identify gaps in service provision and which groups are currently unable to access support; consider ways in which gaps in support may be addressed including through referral pathways and the design of new products or services; and discuss who might be involved and potential next steps towards the design and delivery of new programs addressing financial exclusion.
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