19 September 2016
Source: by James Eyers
A coalition of 16 consumer groups have called for the Code of Banking Practice to be strengthened to ensure banks cannot ride roughshod over their most vulnerable customers.
13 September 2016
Australians sold junk insurance are demanding their money back as ASIC releases a damning report into the atrocious value and shocking sales practices at car yards.
10 August 2016
The Financial Ombudsman Service Australia (FOS) has welcomed the release of Terms of Reference (the terms) for the review of the dispute resolution (EDR) and complaint framework for the financial system.
8 July 2016
SACOSS has welcomed the State Budget centrepiece initiatives on infrastructure and job creation, but is disappointed at the lack of measures specifically addressing the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians
24 June 2016
The State Government will raise more than $9 million a year with the imposition of a new gambling tax, Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has revealed.
22 June 2016
Ralph and Kathy Kelly have sat down with many victims of violent crime, listening, since their own painful loss of teenage son Thomas in a Kings Cross attack four years ago
22 June 2016
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against debt collection firm ACM Group Ltd (ACM). ACM purchases debts from companies, including telecommunications companies, utility companies and banks, and then attempts to recover all or part of the debt.
16 June 2016
4 May 2016
3rd May 2016 – Financial counsellors welcome with relief the May budget announcement that $7.1 million in funding for 50 problem gambling positions will be continued.
26 April 2016
A report released today by FCA, “Problem Gambling Financial Counselling: Survey and Case Studies” shows the devastating impact of problem gambling on individuals and families. The report also highlights the important role of financial counselling in helping people get back on track financially and emotionally.
Gambling is ruining people’s lives – people are unable to pay bills and debts