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ANZ backs financial wellbeing at Australian Open

The major bank has announced it will donate $10 for every ace served at this month's Australian Open to help improve Australians' financial health. 

In partnership with The Smith Family, The Benevolent Society, Berry Street and Brotherhood of St Laurence, ANZ Ace the Open will celebrate each ace served by donating the money to financial wellbeing programs across the country. 

"We know financial wellbeing has a profound impact on overall health and wellbeing and is imperative for Australians to participate more in their community," group executive, ANZ Australia, Fred Ohlsson said.

"We're proud to work together with our charity partners on improving the financial wellbeing of the nation and help more Australians get on top of their money," Mr Ohlsson said. 

The Smith Family - Victoria general manager, Anton Leschen, said ANZ Ace the Open will allow charity partners to facilitate more financial wellbeing programs so more low income Australian families can manage their money as best as possible through smart and informed decisions.

"We've seen these programs transform lives with participants saving more and having more control over their finances. We look forward to offering more Australians access to financial education to create better futures," Mr Leschen said. 

ANZ Ace the Open will recognise every ace across all courts, all standards and all players at the Australian Open including singles, doubles, mixed, wheelchair and junior. 

ANZ will donate $10 for every ace served and aims to improve the financial wellbeing of about 10,000 Australians. 

The bank is committed to donating a minimum of $100,000 through its Ace the Open program.