In November 2016, Australian Unity joined the Financial Inclusion Action (FIAP) program. And in March 2018, we launched our FIAP, which was developed in partnership with the Australian Government, Good Shepherd Microfinance, EY and the Centre for Social Impact.
A financial inclusion action plan provides an opportunity for organisations across government, not-for-profit, academia and private sectors to take action and make a positive impact on the financial wellbeing of the three million Australians experiencing financial hardship.
With increasing income inequality and job insecurity, financial stress is on the rise. A trigger such as a health issue, inability to raise funds in an emergency or a life-changing event such as having a baby, can leave individuals exposed and vulnerable.
Our FIAP draws on Australian Unity’s diverse range of products, services and skills to support our members, employees, customers and the wider community at risk of financial hardship and offers opportunities to help them thrive.
We are proud to be part of this initiative..