Financial Rights has serious concerns that sweeping changes to the Consumer Data Right will allow highly sensitive consumer data to be accessed by unauthorised third parties.
7 October, 2020 With jobs, household spending and economic recovery the focus of last night’s Budget, the Stop the Debt Trap Alliance is warning that lax protections from predatory lenders risk undermining the Government’s efforts. “For the many people out of work due to the Covid-19 crisis, this will be the first time they’ve faced the prospect of not being [ More ]
25 September 2020 Removing credit protections will harm people and the economy. CHOICE, Consumer Action Law Centre, Financial Counselling Australia and the Financial Rights Legal Centre have responded to the Australian Government’s announcement that it will remove credit protections for borrowers saying right now what people need is more income, not more debt. Government’s proposed reforms will remove bank responsibility [ More ]
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Consumer groups have welcomed the Government’s extension of bankruptcy threshold protections until the end of the year because of the COVID emergency and are calling for the changes to be made permanent. Temporary bankruptcy changes were due to expire on 30 September will now be extended to 31 December 2020. These changes include raising the minimum amount of debt that [ More ]