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Fairness in Insurance: Financial Rights Legal Centre endorses report by Fire Services Levy Monitor

The Office of the Fire Services Levy Monitor (FSLM) has released a report today about Australia’s home insurance industry, which discusses the problems with disclosure and competition in the insurance industry. FLSM’s report, entitled “Enhancing the consumer experience of home insurance: Shining a light into the black box” finds that significant reforms are needed to improve competition and consumer outcomes. [ More ]

Consumer Advocates and Financial Counsellors applaud Federal Parliament’s move to scrap $120 bankruptcy fee

Consumer advocates and financial counsellors have applauded Federal Parliament’s move to stop the Australian Financial Security Authority charging individuals a $120 to declare bankruptcy. The fee, introduced in April, caused wide-spread concern among consumer advocates and financial counsellors who argued it would act as a roadblock for people seeking a fresh start. But a disallowance motion, introduced by The Greens, [ 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 ]

Consumer advocates object to new fee for entering bankruptcy

Consumer advocates and financial counselling are opposed to the new plan to charge Australians filing for bankruptcy. The Australian Financial Security Authority (ASFA) has proposed to impose a new fee of $120 from 1 April 2014. Financial Counselling Australia, Consumer Action Law Centre, Consumer Credit Legal Centre, and Footscray Community Legal Centre, will be seeking an urgent meeting with the [ 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 ]