Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Microfinance and poverty reduction. /

by Johnson, Susan | Rogaly, Ben.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxfam 1997Description: vii, 134 p.Notes: At head of title: Development guidelines Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Response to Australian consumers and money : a discussion paper by the Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This is a Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Consumer and Financial Taskforce. July 2004Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The impact of credit card reform on people with low incomes. /

by Schilling, Chris.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 2003Description: 26 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p. 25-26Summary: This discussion paper from Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services examines several recent developments in Australia s credit card system since 2000, in their effect on people who not have a credit card but have nevertheless shared the costs of the system and on people on low incomes who rely on a credit card to pay for essential items, sometimes running up unmanageable debts.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Response to Community Development Finance in Australia : a discussion paper. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2004Description: 17p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Provided to ANZ. July 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community Development Finance in Australia : a discussion paper. /

by ANZ Banking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2004Description: 31 p.Notes: May 2004 Bibliography: p. 31Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

NILS : small loans - big changes : the impacts of no interest loans on households. /

by Ayres-Wearne, Valerie | Palafox, Janet.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service Inc 2005Description: vii, 83 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-81)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Consumer Credit Code review : submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

To their credit : evaluating an experiment with personal loans for people on low incomes

by Scutella, Rosanna | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Sheehan, Genevieve.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: iv, 34 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2006 Bibliography: p. 33-34Summary: This study evaluates the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Community Sector Banking’s personal loan pilot. This program, trialed across Melbourne, provided small personal loans (Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australian Microfinance Network : review and questions for discussion. /

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2007Availability: (1)

Loan officer handbook : the progress loan /

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 20 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 2007 Includes bibliographical references (p. 20)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Voluntary corporate social responsibility : who benefits? : going beyond public relations for disadvantaged Australians /

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at QCOSS Conference, May 2006 2007Description: 4 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Credit to the community : low cost lending and consumer credit /

by Chalmers, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Prosser, Bruce.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1990Description: 78 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 12/04/2001 copy in archivesSummary: This report focuses on the effectiveness of provision of low-cost loans to pensioners and beneficiaries by a group of community agencies in the inner Melbourne metropolitan area. These agencies have been partly funded by the Victorian Government under the Community Credit Program, an initiative launched in 1986 to improve the access of low-income people to affordable credit.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Money, dignity and inclusion : the role of financial capability : research report /

by Landvogt, Kathy | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service 2008Description: 147 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 101-104Availability: (1)

The virtual library on microcredit. /

by The Global Development Research Center.

Publisher: 08/03/2003 23:48:40http://www.gdrc.org/icm/ 08/05/2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/05/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Virtual Library on Microcredit is intended to be a repository of information on alternative, non-conventional financial systems and microcredit issues. Community mobilization and enviro-economic development also find a place here.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Coming to grips with credit contracts : steps to protect vulnerable borrowers

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Wilson, Therese.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 25 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced with the Griffith University Centre for Consumer Credit and LawSummary: Researchers from the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Griffith University law school sought the views of low-income people about credit regulations, focusing on disclosure and the safety net provisions in the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC). They found that current pre-contractual disclosure documents did not help participants to understand many of the important terms of the contract, or to know their rights; and accordingly recommended improved regulation to protect this important group of consumersAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Insufficient funds : savings, assets, credit, and banking among low-income households /

by Blank, Rebecca M. (Ed.) | Barr, Michael S.

Publisher: New York, NY Russell Sage Foundation 2009Description: x, 326 p. ; 25 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A little idea...with big results : Saver Plus

by ANZ Banking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : ANZ Bank, 2008Description: 18 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Publication promoting the 'Saver Plus' scheme.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission to Australian Treasury. The National Consumer Credit Protection Bill 2009 /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: 7 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2009Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Submission to the Treasury's National Credit Reform Green Paper /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 13Summary: The Brotherhood welcomes further efforts by policy makers to address financial exclusion, including consideration of the issues presented in the National Credit Reform Green Paper. In this submission, we respond to the following areas of the Green Paper: regulation of short-term, small-amount lending (chapter 5) ; regulation of consumer leases (chapter 6) ; regulation of credit cards (chapter 2) ; enhancement to the National Consumer Credit Protection Regime (chapter 7) ; coverage of credit under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and avoidance practices (chapter 8).Availability: (1)

Financial Services and Credit Reform : Improving, Simplifying and Standardising Financial Services and Credit Regulation : Green paper /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Treasury's National Credit Reform Green Paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008Summary: The purpose of this Green Paper is to consult stakeholders about the following range of financial services and credit reform initiatives: the development of a comprehensive approach to the regulation of mortgages and mortgage broking advice; the regulation of margin lending; the creation of a national market for trustee corporations through the implementation of Commonwealth legislation; reforms to improve the existing regulation of debentures; the investigation of issues relating to property investment advice, including property spruikers; and the consideration of the most appropriate regulation of a range of remaining credit products, such as credit cards, personal loans and micro-lending. The Green Paper sets out key issues for consideration and in some cases high level alternatives are put forward as options for addressing the issues. These issues form key initiatives included on the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) reform agenda. Comments received in response to this paper will assist in informing COAG and its decision making about the regulation of these key financial services.Availability: (1)

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