September 2015

Read, watch and listen to media featuring Consumer Action from September 2015.

Mental glitch that’s making us spend https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/theres-a-simple-psychological-glitch-that-puts-us-at-risk-of-financial-ruin-and-banks-are-taking-advantage/story-fnagkbpv-1227512922577&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHstBrmgg-NDLwvHqLBvtt0qtiZQw
Rent-to-buy rip-offs: Poor hit by unscrupulous consumer leases https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/renttobuy-ripoffs-poor-hit-by-unscrupulous-consumer-leases-20150911-gjk8ni.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGnyu1lOypgkoWH8L6cBCvU6FFp8Q
Is this fair? The sensor parking bays catching out motorists https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.3aw.com.au/news/is-this-fair-the-sensor-parking-bays-catching-out-motorists-20150913-gjlr6z.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNFs3jg5mDNhVOZZO1E-XTuNvCGfdw
Smart meters’ cost significantly outweighing benefit https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.3aw.com.au/news/smart-meters-cost-significantly-outweighing-benefit-20150916-gjnpsf.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNF3CHzKCKYcYJ-y2S7epSJEfnvSPg
Call to scrap Centrelink’s Centrepay scheme to help protect vulnerable https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/call-to-scrap-centrelinks-centrepay-scheme-to-help-protect-vulnerable/story-fngnvmhm-1227530556849&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNFVr3EnjqE0vVJUc_WHYE5rESkhnQ
Gambling addict seeks compo from finance king Cash Converters https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/gambling-addict-seeks-compo-from-finance-king-cash-converters/story-fnpp4dl6-1227542421389&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNG279LFcJ-QdzLNKqhY8Hw7kV3IUA
Pensioner with a gambling addiction taking payday lender Cash Converters to court https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/pensioner-with-a-gambling-addiction-taking-payday-lender-cash-converters-to-court-20150924-gjttka.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNFNUzRsCK_xDbeXYx3rvxmsxn_dxQ
ACCC crackdown on credit card surcharges could save consumers more than $100 a year https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/09/24/19/33/accc-crackdown-on-credit-card-surcharges-could-save-consumers-more-than-100-a-year&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGtBTGxNFytufSsix-mWhuGr2Sb5Q
Cash Converters taken to court over alleged responsible lending breach https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.bankingday.com/nl06_news_selected.php%3Fact%3D2%26stream%3D1%26selkey%3D19478%26hlc%3D2%26hlw%3D&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGuPKHoEOHboKgKSWZM9EmFaEqibg
Cash Converters International Ltd (ASX:CCV) Response to CALC Press Release https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.abnnewswire.net/press/en/81011/Cash_Converters_International_Ltd_(ASX:CCV)_Response_to_CALC_Press_Release.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGaPvVNc-vSQveiSx6ixgzK8vFc8w
Cash Converters dragged to court after gambling addict pensioner claims she was offered 63 loans https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smartcompany.com.au/legal/48521-cash-converters-dragged-to-court-after-gambling-addict-pensioner-claims-she-was-offered-63-loans-in-six-years.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNHcgKypaUXnl4cG-JG1vB8zyrbyvQ
AAMI hits back at claims it is “forcing” small repair businesses out of the market https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.3aw.com.au/news/i-reckon-its-wrong-panel-beater-auditor-criticises-insurance-companies-20150929-gjxfh5.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNFx5omGjnm2ZAsutlTKv9a19DLUZg
Senator Sam Dastyari wants mandatory minimum repayments on credit card debt https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/senator-sam-dastyari-wants-mandatory-minimum-repayments-on-credit-card-debt-20150929-gjx0mj.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHTkyNDA4NmMwOGZiNTEzMDE6Y29tLmF1OmVuOkFV&usg=AFQjCNGLn4Kr2t-UTGHFmjcDIAQMFxWOqg
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