Scam report numbers have ballooned to a massive $89 million lost to scams in Australia, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Dating and romance scams topped the list of financial losses and the ACCC reports a “huge” increase in identity theft numbers from scams. We look at the details of the ACCC’s [...]
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Research released this week from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has placed Australia’s housing market as among the world’s most unaffordable housing markets. When household incomes and rents are taken into consideration, the IMF’s figures rank Australia as third behind Belgium and Canada for ‘unaffordability’ when examining and comparing 24 countries. The survey was made [...]
Figures just in from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show Australian Housing Finance has flattened out for April 2014, despite economists expecting a slight lift this month. Many are saying this is good news for the economy, but for brokers, it may also mean flatter sales results while house prices remain higher. You may [...]
Is your credit rating letting you down, and want to know the best way to fix bad credit in Australia? Or want to know some tips and tricks to credit repair in Australia that many in the industry won't tell you? I regularly write guest posts for popular broker publication 'The Adviser.' The post The Adviser published [...]
Media Release Identity theft at their fingertips: Fraudsters and Social Media 5 June 2014 As identity theft numbers increase in Australia, a consumer credit advocate shows how easy it can be for fraudsters to commit identity theft using social media, warning there are too many Australians disregarding their personal information, and leaving themselves wide open [...]
If you know how to help your child stay smart online, you could just be protecting their future credit rating. One of the focuses of Stay Smart Online Week 2014 is protecting our children and helping them have safe and positive experiences online. There are significant risks to children in using the internet. Many parents may [...]
With smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, your life is there at the touch of a button. But the features that make your phone 'smart' also make it susceptible to viruses and malicious software. These attributes also make your mobile device a valuable commodity if it is lost or stolen. Your personal information can be [...]
Do you really know if your credit rating is safe when you're shopping, surfing, communicating and transacting online? When you understand personal information and how it can be used by fraudsters, you want to do all you can to protect your personal information both online and offline. We look at one of the best things [...]
Join MyCRA Lawyers as we support ‘Stay Smart Online Week’ running 2 – 6 June 2014. This week aims to help Australians using the internet – whether at home, the workplace or school – understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online. This year's theme - 'On The [...]
In this credit law series, we look at bad credit mistakes. Do you have a bad credit rating and don’t know why? Have you had bad credit placed on your credit file you don’t agree with? You are not alone. Possibly millions of people in Australia have a bad credit rating, and many people are [...]