Submission to: Reserve Bank of Australia Joint consumer group submission (led by Choice). We argue that Buy Now Pay Later providers are not playing by the same rules as other merchants and this imposes costs on all consumers. We also welcome the RBA's intervention to coordinate regulatory and industry action in relation to managing direct debits and recurring payments. It is ludicrous that consumers still have difficulty in cancelling these deductions.
Submission to: Senate Economics Legislation Committee Joint consumer group submission (led by CHOICE) on the CLSR and FAR. The submission again makes the argument that the scope of the CSLR needs to be expanded to include all financial products that fall under the jurisdiction of AFCA, including funeral expenses policies and managed investment schemes as well as all court and tribunal decisions. The compensation cap for the scheme should be at the same level as AFCA. The FAR needs to extend to executives and senior managers, there must be meaningful consequences for people who break the law, all variable remuneration should be subject to clawback not just a portion and there should be a requirement for executives and senior managers to treat customers fairly.