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Save Sorry Business Coalition Media Statement: Latest extension of Youpla Interim Scheme must pave way for culturally appropriate scheme covering Centrepay victims

First Nations consumer advocates from the Save Sorry Business Coalition have greeted the announcement that the Federal Government will extend its Interim Youpla Scheme with a renewed call for the urgent establishment of a fair and culturally appropriate resolution for First Nations people. Advocates recognise that this extension of the scheme until 30 June 2024 […]

Media Release: Lenders must rise to the occasion and support Australians currently doing it tough due to the cost of living crisis

  Financial Rights Legal Centre has welcomed ASIC’s open letter to 30 of Australia’s largest lenders calling on them to appropriately support customers experiencing financial hardship. Financial Rights – which helps run the National Debt Helpline in NSW – has seen an increase in callers to our service facing financial hardship. The National Debt Helpline […]

Media Release: Insurers must learn from claims handling failures and lift their game

Financial Rights Legal Centre has called on the general insurance industry to commit to radically improving customer communications. Clear and consistent policies, particularly around ‘wear and tear’ exclusions, also need urgent industry-wide attention. Financial Rights’ call for change is in response to the release of Report 768 Navigating the storm: ASIC’s review of home insurance […]

Broken insurance market failing to protect people in climate crisis: New report

Urgent government action needed to make home and contents insurance accessible and affordable New research from a coalition of advocacy groups has found the home and contents insurance market is failing to protect people against extreme weather events, with customers struggling to access and afford the insurance they need. The report, commissioned by CHOICE, Climate […]

Advocates And Industry Agree: Time To Close Lending Loopholes On Buy Now, Pay Later

No ratings yet. Key stakeholders call for buy now, pay later should be regulated as meantime credit In submissions released publicly by the Treasury today, major banks, industry associations, regulators and consumer advocates are unified in calling for an end to lending loopholes allowing buy now, pay later providers to avoid safe lending laws. Groups […]

Media Release: High Court Dismisses Last Ditch Appeal By Rogue Lender

No ratings yet. Consumer advocates have welcomed the dismissal by the High Court of a special leave application by Cigno Pty Ltd (Cigno) and BHF Solutions Pty Ltd (BHFS) against the Full Federal Court’s finding in enforcement proceedings brought by corporate regulator the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Cigno and BHFS sold small amount […]