Payment systems

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Original media release from the Hon. Jim Chalmers (MP, Treasurer) and the Hon. Stephen Jones (MP, Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Financial Services). The Albanese Government will introduce a financial sector regulatory initiatives grid to make sure the standard business of regulation is carried out in a more coordinated way. We want to make it simpler…

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Original media release (7/06/2023) from the Treasurer, The Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP: The Albanese Government is taking the next important steps to modernise the way Australians make and receive payments. The Strategic Plan for Australia’s Payments System released today presents a roadmap for the development of the sector. Our vision is for a modern, world?class and…

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The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), along with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), has found that while direct debit may work for some consumers direct debits automatic system and lack of flexibility created unfair additional costs and financial distress for vulnerable consumers. In a media release (05/04/2023) ACCAN said: A thriving and competitive…

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ASIC has released its first review of the rapidly growing buy now pay later industry. The review of this diverse and evolving market has found that buy now pay later arrangements are influencing the spending habits of consumers, especially younger consumers. A buy now pay later arrangement allows consumers to purchase and obtain goods and…

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