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Media release: Financial Rights welcomes ASIC intervention in short term credit market

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 The Financial Rights Legal Centre (Financial Rights) has welcomed the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (ASIC’s) announcement that they will consult on using new Product Intervention Powers to intervene in the short term credit industry. The new product intervention power allows ASIC to intervene where financial and credit products have resulted in or are likely to [ More ]

Media release: ASIC insurance investigations report: sector must rein in unfair practices now

The Financial Rights Legal Centre has called on the general insurance industry to act immediately to clean up poor investigation practices and rein in their investigators following the release of a damning report by ASIC on car insurance investigations. The report, Roadblocks and Roundabouts: A Review of Car Insurance Claims Investigations, found that: Investigations targeted mostly valid claims with over [ More ]

Media Release: Mortgage Broking: Consumer Groups Quit Disingenuous Consultation

Consumer groups ask Canberra to move quickly on bank payments to mortgage brokers Consumer groups have quit en masse from a mortgage broking industry forum, saying that the industry isn’t interested in doing the right thing by the community and has been disingenuous. CHOICE, Consumer Action Law Centre, Financial Counselling Australia and Financial Rights Legal Centre have removed consumer representatives [ More ]

Now Hayne has reported, the lobbyists will go to work

  OP-ED RESPONSE TO THE FINANCIAL SERVICES ROYAL COMMISSION FINAL REPORT  (Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times (and their respective websites) and on on February 5, 2019.)   AFTER A YEAR of front pages filled with the evidence of scandalous wrong doing, rip-offs and greed in our banking and financial services institutions, we finally have a [ More ]

Media release: Financial Rights response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Final Report.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 All quotes are attributable to Financial Rights Legal Centre CEO, Karen Cox. Financial Rights’ overall impression of the Hayne report: “There is a lot for consumers to love in Hayne’s landmark report including closing many of the regulatory gaps & loopholes, addressing conflicted remuneration, and putting culture, consumer protection and misconduct risk at the heart of [ More ]