Useful Links

We have listed a range of links that may be useful for you and your clients.

Have a look at the links below, you may just find what you are looking for.

ACCC – Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Australia’s competition regulator and national consumer law champion. The ACCC promote competition and fair trading and regulate national infrastructure to make markets work for everyone.

http://www.accc.gov.au/

 

ASIC – Australian Securities & Investment Commission

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator

http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf

 

The Consumer Credit Law Centre of South Australia (CCLCSA)

The Consumer Credit Law Centre of South Australia (CCLCSA) is the first of its kind in South Australia. It helps people to resolve consumer credit problems including debt, hardship, credit law issues involving disputes with creditors, bankruptcy, mortgage stress, inability to negotiate payment plans and conduct by creditors.

It is a free service and provides access to specialist legal advice, financial counselling and legal representation in areas of credit, banking and finance.

CCLCSA is open Monday – Friday, 9am- 5pm. To make an appointment click on the “Get in touch ” link on the website or ring (08) 8342 1800

http://www.consumercreditsa.org

 

MoneySmart

An initiative of ASIC offering tips & tools to help consumers make the most of their money

https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/?referrer=fido.gov.au

 

Assessment of Financial Position

An online form to provide a snapshot of a financial position

http://www.infochoice.com.au/distributions/asic/calculators/financialposition/index.asp

 

FCA – Financial Counselling Australia

The peak body for Financial Counsellors in Australia supporting the financial counselling profession, providing a voice in national debates and advocacy for a fairer marketplace to prevent financial problems in the first place.

http://www.financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au/Corporate/Home

 

CCMC – Code Compliance Monitoring Committee

To monitor Code subscribing Banks’ compliance under the Code of Banking Practice, investigate allegations that a Bank has breached its obligations under this code and engage with stakeholders to achieve continuous improvement in banking practice and standards.

http://www.bankcodecompliance.org/

 

ASFA – Australian Financial Security Authority

ASFA provide improved and equitable financial outcomes for consumers, business and the community through application of bankruptcy and personal property securities laws, regulation of personal insolvency practitioners, and trustee services.

https://www.afsa.gov.au/

 

Choice Money

Independent and transparent, Choice was founded in 1959 with one clear mission: to ensure the consumer voice is heard loudly and clearly. Choice empowers consumers to get the most out of all their purchasing decisions by providing a mix of advocacy and advice.

http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/money.aspx

 

Concessions

Concessions are provided for many people, from students to seniors, pensioners and veterans. Check eligibility and see what benefits are available.

http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/employment-and-finance/financial-support/concessions-and-benefits

 

CBS – Consumer and Business Services

Comprised of the former Office of Consumer and Business Affairs and the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissions. CBS is a division of the Attorney-General’s Department. They provide a diverse range of services that support the everyday activities of South Australian citizens whether consumers, traders or businesses.

http://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/wcm/

 

FCA – Financial Counselling Australia

The peak body for Financial Counsellors around Australia. A member of the Consumers’ Federation of Australia

http://www.financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au/Home

 

FCRC – The Financial and Consumer Rights Council

Providing resources and support to financial counsellors in Victoria.

http://www.fcrc.org.au/

 

Financial Counsellors Association of NSW Inc

The peak membership body for Financial counsellors in NSW

http://www.fcan.com.au/

 

Homestart Finance – My Start

Providing home loans that offer solutions to the challenges people face with buying a home of their own. Homestart holds a unique position as a financial institution which balances commercial and social objectives.

http://mystart.homestart.com.au/home

 

NICRI – National Information Centre on Retirement Investments Inc

Information, tools and calculators to help make an informed investment decision.

http://www.nicri.org.au/nicri/

 

Problem Gambling SA

Support, information and counselling for individuals with problem gambling.

http://www.problemgambling.sa.gov.au/

 

SACOSS – South Australian Council of Social Service

The peak body for the non-government health and community services sector in South Australia.

http://www.sacoss.org.au/

 

Welfare Rights (SA)

A non-government agency that exists to assist people in their dealings with Centrelink where the nature of a recent, or impending decision leaves the client with cause for some concern; either, uncertainty regarding the technical accuracy of the decision, or, certainty that the decision is wrong.

http://www.wrcsa.org.au/

SA Women’s Legal Service

http://wlssa.org.au/