1 in 12 Australian credit ratings threatened by identity theft.

By | October 24th, 2013|Identity Theft, Press Releases|

Media Release 1 in 12 Australian credit ratings threatened by identity theft. 24 October 2013 A survey conducted for the [...]

Identity fraud survey: Find out if you are protected

By | October 15th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

It’s Identity Fraud Awareness Week 2013 this week running October 13 to October 19. Identity fraud can leave your credit [...]

Telco Eftel asks customers to pay $299 for their own mix up.

By | October 8th, 2013|Consumer, Industry News, Press Releases|

Media Release Telco Eftel asks customers to pay $299 for their own mix up. 8 October 2013 A recent 'billing [...]

How will open credit scores impact Australians?

By | October 3rd, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

Credit reporting agency Veda Advantage has just announced it will allow consumers to receive a copy of their credit score [...]

Veda credit scores: mystery still surrounds calculation

By | October 3rd, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Press Releases|

Press Release Veda credit scores: mystery still surrounds calculation. 2 October 2013 The decision by Veda Advantage to offer credit [...]

Slap on the wrist for Telstra under TCP Code

By | September 26th, 2013|Industry News|

Telstra customers were overcharged over $30 million on global roaming charges between 2006 and 2012 – and under the new [...]

‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ For Childhood Cancer: Illness and Your Credit File

By | September 19th, 2013|Consumer, Industry News|

Aaargh me hearties! MyCRA be helpin' to raise money and awareness of issues around childhood cancer support through ‘Talk Like [...]

Two Australians arrested for ID Theft

By | September 17th, 2013|Identity Theft|

Australian Federal Police announced late last week they had arrested two men producing fake identity material and committing credit card [...]

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 [...]

‘TAX REFUND NOTIFICATION’ Don’t get caught out with this scam at tax time.

By | September 3rd, 2013|Identity Theft|

A high priority alert has just been issued from Stay Smart Online in regards to malware-carrying emails supposedly from the [...]

Telcos to step up spend management awareness under TCP Code

By | August 29th, 2013|Industry News|

BILL SHOCK! We’ve discussed it frequently. We hear about it frequently as credit repairers. Next month, the Australian Communications and [...]

Children targeted for clean credit history

By | August 27th, 2013|Identity Theft|

An interesting story just out of the United States on ID theft attempts on the credit files of children. Whilst [...]

Google Chrome doesn’t secure stored passwords

By | August 20th, 2013|Identity Theft|

Stay Smart Online (SSO) has issued an urgent warning to Google Chrome users who save their passwords to their browser. [...]

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 [...]

How To Make Your CREDIT CARD work for you

By | August 13th, 2013|Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

In this week’s ‘Make Credit Work For You’ post we look at credit cards. Do you currently have a credit [...]

Cyber-safety and financial identity: 5 reasons why parents need to be cyber-savvy.

By | August 8th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Media Release Cyber-safety and financial identity: 5 reasons why parents need to be cyber-savvy. 8 August 2013 A credit expert [...]

Interest rates cut to record lows at 2.5%

By | August 6th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut its cash rate to a low 2.5% - lower than during the GFC. [...]

Are Telcos really behaving themselves under new TCP code?

By | August 1st, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

Remember the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) Code? It was put in place in September last year after a swarm of [...]

Technology makes Australians more vulnerable to organised crime

By | August 1st, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Interested in the changing face of cyber-crime? The International Serious and Organised Crime Conference was held in Brisbane on Tuesday, [...]

Card skimmers in Brisbane pose identity theft risk.

By | August 1st, 2013|Identity Theft, Press Releases|

Media Release Card skimmers in Brisbane pose identity theft risk. Stafford (BRISBANE), 1 August 2013. As police announce ATM card [...]

The bad credit nightmare affecting Australian home buyers.

By | July 25th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Press Releases|

Media Release The bad credit nightmare affecting Australian home buyers. 25 July 2013 Consumers all over Australia every day are [...]

Have Bad Credit? A bad credit loan is not your only option.

By | July 23rd, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

For someone who is locked out of mainstream credit because of their credit rating, their finance options become limited. But [...]

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 [...]

16-25 and “drowning in debt” Your guide to make credit work for you.

By | July 16th, 2013|Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

In the news this week, we are told that the 16 to 25 age group are getting way over their [...]

End of financial year an important time for your credit file.

By | July 16th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You, Press Releases|

Media Release End of financial year an important time for your credit file. 16 July 2013 As the saying goes....there [...]

Payday lending: why it’s all about to change

By | July 9th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News|

The number of payday lenders is about to shrink due to new regulations, according to  Paid International (formerly First Stop [...]

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 [...]

Help to reduce your risk of identity theft

By | June 27th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

“Identity is one of our most valuable assets – if it is stolen, the stress and financial costs can last [...]

The Top 5 Reasons You’re Still In Debt

By | June 25th, 2013|Consumer, Make Credit Work For You|

Today we feature a Savingsguide.com.au Australia article on the hang-ups you might have with money that could be stopping you [...]

Go for broke – but only as a last resort

By | June 20th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

If you are on the cusp of bankruptcy, one of the most important things you can have is great advice. [...]