This code was produced by the National Financial Counsellors Resource Service (NFCRS) of Wesley Mission with funding from the Financial Counselling Foundation.
The Financial Counselling Foundation was established by Financial Counselling Australian 2009, with funds provided to FCA by ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, Westpac and Abacus.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide grants to build the capacity of the financial counselling sector. An independent advisory committee, which includes industry and consumer representatives, makes funding recommendations.
The code is the result of extensive consultation with all the state and territory financial counselling bodies in Australia, as well as the peak body, Financial Counselling Australia. The code was adopted by Financial Counselling Australia in February 2012.