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MEDIA RELEASE: Consumer leases will continue to make the poor pay more

Consumer leases will continue to make the poor pay more:Consumer Groups Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Rights Legal Centre say changes to Centrepay (Centrelink’s service that allows third parties deduct from payments) announced today by the Federal Government are a step in the right direction, but will achieve very little in protecting vulnerable Australians from the unfair costs and questionable behaviour of [ More ]

Financial Rights E-flyer (May 2015)

The Financial Rights Legal Centre publishes a quarterly E-flyer. IN THIS EDITION 1. What we do at the Financial Rights Legal Centre: Insurance Law Service 2. Last resort for victims of dodgy financial advice 3. Big Win for Consumers in Unfairly Investigated for Insurance Fraud 4. ASIC Enforcement against Payday Lenders 5. Getting Access to Emergency Relief in NSW Click here to [ More ]

CCLC has a new name

Information about our name change from the Consumer Credit Legal Centre (NSW) to the Financial Rights Legal Centre. From 2 June 2014, the Consumer Credit Legal Centre (CCLC) will be known as the Financial Rights Legal Centre (no acronyms please). The change is in name and logo only – our services remain the same. We are a community legal centre [ More ]

WARNING: Repayments History Information will be added to your credit report

WARNING: As of December 2012 your repayment history (i.e. missed and late payments) is being recorded, and could end up on your Credit Report! The Federal Privacy Commissioner has announced that from December 2012 missed payments on credit cards or loans may be included on your credit reporting file and could affect your ability to obtain credit in the future.  Changes to [ More ]

Payday Lending Project

There’s a Better Way than Payday What is a payday loan? ‘Payday loans’ are expensive, short-term loans commonly for amounts between $100 and $2,000. Who we are The Payday Lending project is a joint project between the Consumer Credit Legal Centre and Legal Aid NSW. It is a 12 month project and commenced in July 2012. Among other objectives, the project [ More ]