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CBA redraws the rules on loans

Sept. 4, 2018 — Daniel Graham

New rules will affect how the Commonwealth Bank calculates loan repayments and redraw balances. Here's what you need to know.

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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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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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Green home loans

Dec. 4, 2017 — Alison Potter

We look at mortgages tailored towards investing in energy and water-efficient products.

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Refunds of $3.3m to be paid to thousands of credit card holders

Nov. 9, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Customers of at least four credit card providers over a 23 year period could be eligible for a refund.

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Banks denying credit and loans to retirees

Oct. 30, 2017 — Andy Kollmorgen

Closing the door on the creditworthy

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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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Credit card interest rates dwarf official rates

March 7, 2017 — Andy Kollmorgen

Consumers lose out to the tune of $3.49 billion since mid-2011.

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Banks scurry to introduce online credit card cancellations

March 6, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Commonwealth and NAB competing for an 'Australian first'

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NAB: You can cancel our credit cards online – in days

March 3, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

NAB offer comes after CHOICE calls out big banks over hard-to-cancel credit cards

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Westpac accused of breaching responsible lending practices

March 2, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

ASIC takes Westpac to Federal Court for allegedly issuing loans people can't afford.

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