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Consumer Groups Strongly Disagree with OAIC Credit Reporting Guidance

MEDIA RELEASE Consumer Groups Strongly Disagree with OAIC Credit Reporting Guidance The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today published Guidance on its website about how lenders should treat Repayment History Information (RHI) for customers that are experiencing financial hardship. RHI is information about whether repayments on loans and credit cards are made on time. Proposed laws will [ More ]


Aboriginal Service Coordinator Position

Full-time or Part-time, based in Sydney. This is an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. The Financial Rights Legal Centre is a not-for-profit community legal centre that specialises in helping people understand and enforce their financial rights, especially low income and otherwise marginalised or vulnerable consumers. We provide free and independent financial counselling, legal advice and representation to individuals [ More ]


Watch Your Nuts!

It’s never been easier to get into debt. And it’s not just those on low incomes struggling to make ends meet – increasingly working people with good incomes are turning to high cost lenders for short term, fast loans. These lenders – most of which offer instant loans online – are making fat profits off people’s desire to have something [ More ]


Joint media release: Penalised for poverty – consumer groups say Morrison announcement will make the poor pay more

Turnbull Government proposals to mandate ‘comprehensive credit reporting’ (CCR) will have negative consequences unless changes are made, according to Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Rights Legal Centre. Prior to CCR, the only information on credit reports was ‘negative’ information, such as information about defaults on credit contracts, legal judgments and bankruptcy. With CCR, there will be much more information [ More ]


Insurance industry must act to stamp out poor investigation practices

Financial Rights has today called on the general insurance industry to introduce a set of best practice standards for insurance investigations in its Code of Practice. This follows the release of the report titled Investigation of Claims and Outsourced Services by the insurance industry’s independent monitor – the General Insurance Code Governance Committee (CGC). The CGC Report found that: when [ More ]


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