Federal Court of Australia orders record penalty against payday lender

The Federal Court has awarded record penalties totalling $19 million against a payday lender and a loan funder for breaches of their responsible lending obligations and engaging in unconscionable conduct. This is the first Australian case brought under the responsible lending provisions. New Zealand's responsible lending provisions come into force on 6 June 2015.

Link: Chapman Tripp commentary – responsible lending regime

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