Author: ICAN

One-stop Yarnin’ Money shop

ICAN and service partners the Commonwealth Bank, Centrelink, Good Shepherd Microfinance, Many Rivers, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) held a Yarnin’ Money Day event on Palm… Read more »

Show me the money!

How federal funding is empowering Palm Island residents Thanks to the support of ongoing federal funding, ICAN maintains its weekly visits to the community of Palm Island, where we continue to build and strengthen… Read more »

Yarns’ from the north (Part-1)

In part-1 of ‘Yarns’ from the North’, ICAN E-News caught up with Toni Cork, General Manager and Financial Counsellor at HK Training & Consultancy (HKTC), a registered training organisation, based in Darwin, NT. The… Read more »

Townsville FC position up for grabs

If you’ve ever wanted to make a move to beautiful North Queensland and are an experienced Financial Counsellor, we have some good news for you. ICAN just extended its application period to the 31st of… Read more »

STOP THE DEBT TRAP

Ask ICAN’s financial counsellors how many clients present with hardship issues relating to payday loans and consumer leases, and they will tell you it’s the majority.  Although Small Amount Credit Contracts (SACCs) may not always… Read more »

Debt, the final straw

Financial Counsellors across Australia witness daily the mental health impacts that unmanageable debt can have on their clients. What happens when your client has already suffered a traumatic event and the financial stress becomes… Read more »

Canadian Financial Diaries Project

ICAN’s recent study tour of Canada allowed us to catch up with one of our favourite people on the planet, Professor Jerry Buckland.Jerryis the Professor of International Development Studies, Menno Simons College at the University… Read more »