How will the changes to the Privacy Act coming in 2014 affect borrowers?

By | December 3rd, 2013|Consumer, Industry News|

Recently I was asked to participate on a panel of finance and credit experts, answering consumer questions on aspects of [...]

Help with credit card applications

By | December 3rd, 2013|Consumer, Industry News|

Recently I was asked to participate on a panel of finance and credit experts, answering consumer questions on aspects of [...]

Credit survey shows mobile bill a priority at expense of mortgage

By | September 10th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

A NewsPoll survey sponsored by credit reporting agency, Dun & Bradstreet has found that financially strapped consumers would forego paying [...]

Your credit report – are you paying when you shouldn’t?

By | August 15th, 2013|Industry News, Press Releases|

Media Release Your credit report - are you paying when you shouldn't? 15 August 2013 Individuals seeking a copy of [...]

Phishing email alert

By | July 23rd, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Identity Theft|

Stay Smart Online recently issued an alert about a number of new phishing emails carrying malware which have been identified [...]

Your Credit Rating – How to Get a Free Credit Check and What to Do if Your Credit Report Comes Back with Defaults

By | July 4th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

We recently read a comprehensive article on getting a free copy of your credit report written by Alex Wilson over [...]

Access to credit will fall with introduction of new credit reporting data – and it’s being collected now

By | June 27th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Press Releases|

Press Release Access to credit will fall with introduction of new credit reporting data – and it’s being collected now. [...]

It’s never been more important to check your credit file

By | May 7th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

We’ve been talking about it for a while now, but the warnings have been coming thick and fast over recent [...]

How to cure Christmas credit hangover

By | January 17th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

In our ‘Make Credit Work For You’ post this week, we look at what you should do to recoup those [...]

Buying a home? 5 things you need to know about Australia’s new credit reporting laws before you apply for finance.

By | December 6th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release Buying a home? 5 things you need to know about Australia’s new credit reporting laws before you apply [...]

It’s not credit for Christmas, says DnB

By | October 22nd, 2012|Industry News|

Christmas credit may not be 'on the cards' for shoppers this year. Due to concern about financial security in Australia, it [...]

Businesses on verge of default: Cash flow issues leave more businesses unable to pay bills on time

By | July 19th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

According to credit reporting agency Dun & Bradstreet, the June quarter came up grim for Australian businesses and particularly small [...]

More Australians under financial pressure and less to use credit for luxuries says D&B

By | June 21st, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

Despite a 20-year high in household savings, Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Consumer Credit Expectations Survey reveals more Australians are worried [...]

Credit reporting accuracy supporters choose a board to front new Credit Repair Industry Association of Australasia

By | May 23rd, 2012|Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release Credit reporting accuracy supporters choose a board to front new Credit Repair Industry Association of Australasia 22 May [...]

Credit reporting accuracy advocate throws credit rating repair fee structure under the spotlight

By | April 30th, 2012|Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release Consumer advocate for credit reporting accuracy throws credit rating repair fee structure under the spotlight. 26 April 2012 [...]

One in four Australians short of cash would default on mortgage

By | March 20th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

More struggling Australian families than ever do not expect to manage their existing debt levels in the coming months. The [...]

Small business credit hard to obtain

By | March 14th, 2012|Broker, Industry News|

An interesting article featured in Broker News today, for those interested in small business lending criteria, and small business credit [...]

How healthy is your credit rating?

By | March 2nd, 2012|Consumer, Industry News|

Your credit rating is just like your health.  You can get regular check- ups and maintain it, or you can [...]

What you may not know about taking out credit in Australia

By | February 15th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

Many Australians are very unaware of what happens behind the scenes when they take out credit. We break it down [...]

As confidence returns, home buyers need to fix credit problems

By | February 6th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

Good news may be on the horizon for the Aussie mortgage market. Mortgage sales for January 2012 have revealed a [...]

How to keep your credit rating healthy

By | January 16th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

7 ways to keep a squeaky clean credit file and get that home loan or finance.... By Graham Doessel. Many [...]

Till debt do us part: Navigating joint finances

By | October 3rd, 2011|Consumer, Industry News|

Some people are great with money – but can still experience financial downfalls and sprial into debt and a bad [...]

Fears about data breaches are justified

By | September 29th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release 22 September 2011 Australians have every right to be concerned about data breaches and loss of personal details, [...]

Experian given green light by ACCC to enter Australian credit reporting

By | August 4th, 2011|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

Credit active individuals will have yet another company to contact when obtaining their credit history, and it will be as [...]

Consumer debt reduction: Watch out for new bank fees

By | July 28th, 2011|Consumer, Industry News|

Our last blog post was about debt struggles and solutions –and how people can protect their credit file. Featured in [...]

Consumer debt struggles and solutions

By | July 25th, 2011|Consumer, Industry News|

A recent survey revealed that about one in three Australians said they will struggle to repay their debts in the [...]

Privacy Commissioner releases findings on Telstra mailout error

By | July 8th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News, Privacy Commissioner|

Whenever the public are in danger of having their credit file tarnished due to data breaches which can result in identity theft, [...]

What We Can Do to Prevent Identity Theft

By | June 16th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

So far this year we have posted about many issues that have arisen concerning the security of our personal information [...]

Yes, You Can Get A Free Copy Of Your Credit File In Australia

By | June 7th, 2011|Consumer, Privacy Commissioner|

There has been a lot of chatter recently about Identity Theft, Online Scams and  such and one of the best [...]

What thieves can do with your mail

By | May 27th, 2011|Identity Theft, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release: Australians are warned to keep their letterbox locked and all personal information at home secure if they want [...]