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Big banks refund $21m for loose credit card practices

Feb. 8, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Westpac and ANZ are issuing refunds following intervention from ASIC.

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Christmas credit and rising utilities straining Australians

Feb. 7, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The number of calls to the national debt helpline reached a record high last year.

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Banks are exploiting loyal customers, report reveals

Feb. 7, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

A federal government report describes the banking sector as institutionally anti-competitive.

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Dodgy sales of life insurance lead to $1.5m in refunds

Feb. 6, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

ClearView closes its direct life insurance arm after ASIC's enforcement action.

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Bank's 'significant failures' revealed in royal commission filing

Jan. 30, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Australia's big four banks have each catalogued 10 years of misconduct.

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Radio Rentals to pay $20m for bad consumer leases

Jan. 23, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

More than 250,000 leases will be refunded.

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Loan fraud lands ANZ in trouble

Jan. 22, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Approximately $10m will be paid by the bank for fraudulent car loans.

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Hefty commissions reveal why car dealers push extended warranties

Jan. 19, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Refunds of $5m will be paid to more than 6000 customers.

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Allianz and Suncorp to pay more than $60m in refunds

Jan. 17, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Up to 110,000 customers were sold 'junk' add-on insurance.

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Victims will get a say in banking royal commission

Jan. 16, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

$75m royal commission will take submissions from individuals.

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Insurance changes proposed to drive down prices

Jan. 15, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Home and car insurers may have to break down premium increases.

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Private health insurance increases

Jan. 5, 2018 — Daniel Graham

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Private health benefits by age group

Jan. 5, 2018 — Daniel Graham

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