Australian Consumer credit regulation

In Australia, all credit providers and credit assistance providers who provide loans must be licensed with ASIC or be an authorised representative of someone who is licensed.

Short term loans legislation

As from 1 March 2013, A law prohibits short term loans that you must pay in 15 days or less for loans less than $2,000 and that these fees are also capped, however ADIs eg banks are credit unions are exempt from this legislation or continuing contracts such as credit cards.

Medium Amount Loans

Loan amounts from 2,001 and |$5000 to be repaid between 16 days and 24 months are limited with a maximum annual interest rate cap of 48%. For more information on short term, medium term and long term loan legislation visit