Author Archives for Saravinder Pannu

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Leaving my relationship was only the start

November 25, 2022 5:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Leaving my relationship was only the start

After leaving her violent relationship, Amy* quickly realised starting again was going to be harder than she thought because of the economic harm that left her with poor credit history and bad debt tied to her name. Life was good...

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Separate offence needed to protect victims of economic harm, advocates say

November 25, 2022 10:28 am Published by Comments Off on Separate offence needed to protect victims of economic harm, advocates say

Advocates are calling for financial abuse to be made a stand-alone offence, saying it is hidden in current legislation and the country cannot afford to fall behind. They say compensation must also be considered so that victims, who are mostly...

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Addressing the financial impacts of family violence

November 25, 2022 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on Addressing the financial impacts of family violence

Rachel Williams, from Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge, has been regularly referring clients to Good Shepherd NZ’s new economic harm support service. Rachel shares her thoughts about why the service is crucial to helping her support her clients to get back...

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Economic harm: Working together to make a difference

November 24, 2022 2:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Economic harm: Working together to make a difference

Wiping and reducing unmanageable debts, upskilling employees, monitoring abusive transactions and adapting processes to be more flexible are some of the actions taken by New Zealand organisations working together across sectors to support people experiencing economic harm. For International Economic...

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We can’t eliminate family violence if we don’t address its economic and financial impacts, says Good Shepherd NZ

November 24, 2022 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on We can’t eliminate family violence if we don’t address its economic and financial impacts, says Good Shepherd NZ

Good Shepherd NZ is recommending an immediate law change to recognise economic abuse as its own form of family violence. It is currently hidden within psychological abuse in the Family Violence Act, which Good Shepherd NZ says is stopping New...

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Debt collecting: a new approach

November 8, 2022 9:33 am Published by Comments Off on Debt collecting: a new approach

General Manager, Mark Francis, from DebtManagers has been able to provide debt relief to some of our clients experiencing economic harm.  Mark shares his perspective on why they want to do this.  For DebtManagers and myself it is important our...

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Why I am motivated to get the best outcomes for our clients

October 28, 2022 12:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Why I am motivated to get the best outcomes for our clients

Seeking refuge in another country, experiencing economic harm and having to rebuild her life with $50,000 of debt – Our Financial Wellbeing Coach, Sandra, shares her story and why she’s driven to support clients with their financial wellbeing.  Sandra, originally...

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International Economic Harm Awareness Day

October 25, 2022 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on International Economic Harm Awareness Day

Join us on Saturday 26th November to raise awareness of the work that’s making a difference so more people know how to access support when they need it. We have a range of free resources, stories and tools for you...

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Shifting the dial – having the confidence to kōrero about money

October 18, 2022 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on Shifting the dial – having the confidence to kōrero about money

Hayley, a Financial Wellbeing Coach with six years’ experience in financial services, shares her favourite tips and tricks to have money conversations. Did you know – according to research, many New Zealanders would rather talk about politics, sex and drugs than...

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Why is it so hard to talk about money?

September 15, 2022 10:55 am Published by Comments Off on Why is it so hard to talk about money?

Money can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss with your partner. It can make or break a relationship. A survey by ANZ found that more than 50% of those surveyed, said they would rather talk about politics than their finances....

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Helping people take control of their financial futures

September 15, 2022 10:34 am Published by Comments Off on Helping people take control of their financial futures

Frances Ronowicz, BNZ’s Head of Customer Care, shares how we partner with Good Shepherd NZ to reduce the stress of debt for people on limited incomes. A lot of us have money problems at some point in our lives. But...

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