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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 ]

MyBudget Class Action

Financial Rights Legal Centre ran a class action in the Federal Court of Australia seeking compensation for consumers who entered into the standard service agreement contracts with MyBudget Pty Ltd that include the following wording: Client funds are held in an interest bearing account arranged by MyBudget. Interest is not payable to clients on funds held in your MyBudget Account. [ More ]

Media release: Time to get Commbank’s Dollarmites out of schools

Time to get Dollarmites out of schools Consumer groups call on Commonwealth Bank to stop using its schools program as a lifelong marketing tool 4 October 2018 Consumer advocates are calling for the Commonwealth Bank to stop using schools to market banking products to children after CHOICE awarded the bank a Shonky award for the dodgy Dollarmites program. CHOICE, Consumer Action, [ More ]