Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection > Consumer Credit
Holding Redlich
The store owner's informal 'book-up' system that supplied credit to Anangu customers was not considered unconscionable.
Kott Gunning
Your credit information is retained for a certain period of time, after which it must be removed from your credit report.
Holding Redlich
Equifax Australia admitted that it breached Australian Consumer Law prohibitions on false and misleading representations.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
It is expected that one-year bankruptcy could provide a compelling alternative to debt agreements for consumer debtors.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
Statistics show an ongoing trend of steady overall growth in personal insolvencies in Australia since June 2015.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
Using credit repair and debt management firms may mean consumers pay high fees and not get the solution they're seeking.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This case concerned contraventions of consumer credit legislation as a result of verifying income on payslips alone.
Carroll & O'Dea
The NSW Government is introducing a mandatory minimum expiry period of three years for gift cards and gift vouchers.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Businesses should regularly review their insurance policies and consider the scope of cover and existing policy limits.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
There are expensive consequences if an online wagering operator is found to be in breach of credit betting prohibitions.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This case serves a reminder that any decision to approve an asset-based loan must be transparent and justifiable.
Kemp Strang Lawyers
Merchants (other than the taxi industry) are prohibited from charging excessive surcharges for accepting Card payments.
Cooper Grace Ward
In practice, this ban means that businesses cannot charge in excess of what it costs them to process the payment.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
ASIC responds to the high level of loan application fraud in the home loan market. originating from mortgage brokers.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The Government plans to expand the scope of the regulatory sandbox to test a wide range of financial and credit services.
Clayton Utz
This video discusses the government's response to the Senate Committee report on credit cards and its proposals.
Bryks Lawyers
Loans, sales by instalment, or leases of goods with an option to purchase may all be covered by Australian credit laws.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Clayton Utz
Small amount credit contracts providers and consumer lessors will have new obligations if recommendations are enacted.
Clayton Utz
The focus is on protection of vulnerable consumers, competitive pressure on credit card issuers and consumer information.
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