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Good enough for Google. Good enough for Australia.

Google’s decision last week to ban the advertisement of payday loans demonstrates that the world is moving against the proliferation of payday loans. It is Australia’s turn to show leadership and clamp down on these exploitative products. Today, Consumer Action Law Centre is using this globally significant decision by Google to launch a new calculator […]

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Payday loans the next financial disaster

A financial disaster is looming unless there is an urgent response to expert recommendations to clean up payday loans and consumer leases. As pressure builds on mainstream finance institutions, Consumer Action Law Centre is urging decisive action on recommendations in the Small Amount Credit Contracts (SACC) review tabled in Federal Parliament today. With data showing […]

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Energy retailers to help Victorians stay out of debt: Consumer Groups

Energy retailers are to provide improved, targeted assistance to customers experiencing financial difficulty under a proposed new regulatory framework announced by the Andrews Government today. The framework is the outcome of an inquiry by the Essential Services Commission into best practice financial hardship programs of energy retailers.