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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).

ANZ/ Brotherhood of St Laurence Saver Plus /

by Toohey, Trish | McCann, Sonia.

Publisher: 2005Description: p.42-44.Notes: August 2005Availability: 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)

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).

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).

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).

Consumer Credit Code review: submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.

Publisher: 2005Description: 18p.Notes: September 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: Items available for reference: 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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Do you really want to hurt me? : exploring the costs of fringe lending : a report on the NAB Small Loans Pilot /

by National Australia Bank (NAB).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Bank Australia 2010Description: 55 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Brotherhood of St Laurence was on the NAB Small Loans Pilot Advisory GroupSummary: The NAB Small Loans Pilot was an exercise in collaboration across a number of people from the community, education, government, and corporate sectors. Microfinace programs developed help to address financial exclusion and provide financial services to all Australians. These programs offer opportunity and a chance to people who are marginalised or excluded from mainstream financial servicesAvailability: (1)

Escaping the debt trap : experiences of New Zealand families accessing budgeting services /

by Edgar, Nicolette (ed.) | New Zealand. Families Commission | McCardle, Janine.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand. Families Commission 2009Description: PDF.Other title: New Zealand. Families Commission. Research report ; no. 6/09.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009Summary: This report identifies factors contributing to New Zealand families being in problem debt, the impacts of such debt, and strategies used to get out of problem debt, including the role of Budgeting Services. This research focused on family members' views on what had led to their problem debt situation, how it affected their family and what could help other families to get out of debt.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)

Give us credit /

by Counts, Alex.

Publisher: New York, NY Times Books 1996Description: xx, 361 p. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Income support position paper : final draft. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1999Description: 16 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: September 1999 This paper was drafted by the `Living Needs Support' practice group throughout 1999. This group consists of BSL staff and managers for income support services and a Social Action and research representative.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Inequality and low-income debtors : towards a better deal. /

by Ryan, Martin.

Publisher: 1993Description: p.121-132 (vol.3).Notes: indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

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).

Microcredit : more than just small change : 9-10 June 2005, Hotel Y, Melbourne : conference proceedings. /

by Landvogt, Kathy (ed.).

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 2005Description: 75 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Saver plus; NILS; Includes "ANZ/ Brotherhood of St Laurence Saver Plus" Trish toohey (ANZ) and Sonia McCann (BSL, Relationship Manager, Saver Plus) , p. 42-44 "The BSL and community sector banking" Genvieve Sheehan (Microfinance Development Manager, Brotherhood of St Laurence) and Pat Cavanagh (Community Sector Banking, Bendigo Bank), p. 44-49Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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).

Money lenders or loan sharks : the consumers' perspective on the impacts of the deregulation of the pawnbroking industry and other legislative amendments to the Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act (1989) which took /

by Ayres-Wearne, Valerie.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 2000Description: iii, 87 p. ; ill.Notes: April 2000 Bibliography: p. 85-86 AppendicesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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)

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