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Consumer advocate fights for mortgage victims

CCLC’s Financial System Inquiry submission is quoted by The Adviser’s Nick Brendel in promoting EDR schemes. By Nick Bendel at The Adviser One community legal centre has highlighted cases of mortgage hardship to justify free dispute resolution. The NSW Consumer Credit Legal Centre’s submission to the Financial System Inquiry has urged the federal government to maintain the “free, independent, ASIC-approved” External Dispute Resolution scheme. [ More ]


CCLC comments on the proposed $120 fee for going bankrupt

 Karen Cox and Kat Lane have both been interviewed about the proposed new $120 filing fee that debtors will have to pay in order to go bankrupt.  Consumer groups say the changes will deepen the financial woes of people who can’t afford to pay their debts. Article 1: “Federal Government begins charging for bankruptcy applications”  by Pat McGrath at ABC [ More ]


Consumer groups concerned about credit history changes

 Consumer groups, including Kat Lane at the Consumer Credit Legal Centre are warning that Federal Government changes to credit history reporting rules will make it more difficult for low-income Australians to get loans. Pat McGrath  of the ABC ELEANOR HALL: Consumer groups are warning that Federal Government changes to credit history reporting rules will make it more difficult for low-income [ More ]


Kat Lane comments on new credit reporting rules

Newcastle Herald “Late payers are running out of time” By John Collett 5th May 2013 Northern Star “Few days late on payment might hurt credit report” By Hamish Broome 10th May 2013


Big Changes in Credit Reporting

Both of CCLC’s Co-Principal Solicitors have recently been quoted in the media talking about the big changes to credit reporting that take effect as of 12 March 2014. On 4 February Alex Kelly told the Western Australian that new credit reports could show a missed payment that is as little as five days late, and that could affect how borrowers [ More ]