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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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Your personal credit score: what you need to know

Oct. 16, 2017 — Rosalind McNamara

Is your personal credit score accurate?

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FinTech loans and payments

Sept. 19, 2017 — Andy Kollmorgen

New financial technologies are gaining ground in Australia, but are they a better option than traditional banking?

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Good Money shopfronts to combat bad debt

Aug. 16, 2017 — Daniel Graham

Nonprofit microfinance company sets up shop on high streets to lure customers away from dodgy debt dealers.

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Radio Rentals slapped with class action lawsuit

March 29, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Potentially affects 200,000 consumers across Australia

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The damaging cost of Radio Rentals

March 27, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Why consumer advocacy groups are banding against consumer leases and payday loans

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Best & Less stores promoting loans from payday lender

Jan. 16, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Family retailer receives a referral fee for every application.

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BMW Finance to compensate customers

Dec. 6, 2016 — Andy Kollmorgen

Poor lending practices have backfired on the firm after an ASIC ruling.

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Best car loans

June 8, 2016 — Uta Mihm

There are some great interest rates on offer for car loans at the moment, especially from credit unions.

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Google blacklists payday lenders

May 13, 2016 — Daniel Graham

Search giant bans ads from short-term lenders.

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Payday lender Nimble forced to refund customers $1.5 million

March 29, 2016 — Natasha Patch

ASIC investigation finds Nimble breached responsible lending laws with more than 700 customers.

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Consumers favouring personal loans and credit cards over mortgages

Jan. 29, 2016 — Natasha Patch

Data reflects stronger retail market, softer mortgage market over holiday season.

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Peer-to-peer lending

Sept. 7, 2015 — Andy Kollmorgen

We weigh up the benefits and risks of this new style of lending.

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Payday lender The Cash Store slapped with record penalty

Feb. 23, 2015 — Andy Kollmorgen

Over 80 stores and millions in loans prior to liquidation.

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Payday lenders still cashing in with sky-high fees

July 1, 2014 — Andy Kollmorgen

Are the government's new payday loan restrictions enough to keep short-term borrowers out of trouble?

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