2017 Media Releases

NCPA provides comments on many different issues in the small finance industry. These releases are filed on a chronological basis but the search function will help you find relevant media releases on a particular topic.

  • Qld Minister misrepresents Queenslanders financial burden

    Aug 03 2017

    NCPA Chairman Rob Bryant has encouraged the Queensland Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, to do more for women who are escaping domestic violence and people doing it tough rather than taking a cheap shot at the small loans sector.

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  • Financial stress levels make small loans even more important!

    May 15 2017

    With growing levels of mortgage stress, weaker retail sales and rental prices out of reach for many Australians on low and middle incomes according to recent media reports, access to small loans is vital to the three million Australians who are unable to access mainstream finance.

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  • Qld Ministers beats up on small loans sector - AGAIN

    Apr 28 2017

    There is no such thing as a payday loan (i.e. loans under 16 days) - these were banned under the NCCP Act in 2013, instead small amount credit contracts (SACC) are highly regulated small loans by the federal government.

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  • Small Loans Boss Slams Qld Minister

    Apr 21 2017

    There is no such thing as a payday loan (i.e. loans under 16 days) - these were banned under the NCCP Act in 2013, instead small amount credit contracts (SACC) are highly regulated small loans by the federal government.

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  • Small Loans – a good option compared to credit cards

    Apr 20 2017

    According to the popular women’s finance website www.financy.com.au the average credit card interest rate is more than 10 times the official cash rate.

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  • Small Loans - Big Need

    Apr 14 2017

    More than 3 million Australians are financially excluded from our economy according to Good Shepherd. These people often don’t qualify for a NILS loan, other assistance or simply have an emergency that requires funds they don’t have.

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  • Small Loans Big Need

    Apr 06 2017

    More than 3 million Australians are financially excluded from our economy according to Good Shepherd. These people often don’t qualify for a NILS loan, other assistance or simply have an emergency that requires funds they don’t have. The availability of assistance through a highly regulated small amount credit contract (SACC) loan has been consistently decreasing since 2013.

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  • Financial stress levels make small loans even more important

    Feb 10 2016

    With growing levels of mortgage stress, weaker retail sales and rental prices out of reach for many Australians on low and middle incomes according to recent media reports, access to small loans is vital to the three million Australians who are unable to access mainstream finance.

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