Business is booming for debt vultures: unregulated companies that promise to help people in financial hardship by offering a range of interconnected services, from ‘repairing’ credit reports to debt agreements and everything in between. But does the reality live up to the slick advertising promising a ‘life free from debt’? Lachlan's workshop at our #BigHearts conference will explain how to spot debt vultures and help people to access free financial services they can trust.

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16 August 2017 Media Release

Good Money store official opening at midday today

Good Money opens to support La Trobe Valley. More than 10,000 people across the Latrobe Valley could be eligible to borrow money with no or low interest through the region’s first Good Money community finance store.

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3 million people are financially excluded in Australia

building financial resilience

Good Shepherd Microfinance is a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. We offer fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes, and advisory services with a global reach.

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affordable financial services

By investing in products and services that promote financial inclusion, and through innovative policy design, we’re enabling people to become financially and socially included.

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When I was successful in getting a loan, it picked me up. I felt I was in control again.

Norma, NILS client