|Financier Pty Ltd trading as LazerMoney
ACN 117 215 844
7-11 Little Buckingham Street
Surry Hills NSW, 2010
Ph: 1300 680 729
Australian Credit Licence number: 402957
If you have a complaint or dispute with us, please first raise the issue with our internal dispute resolution procedure by contacting our complaints officer:
|Name:||The Complaints Officer|
|Telephone:||1300 680 729|
|Address:||Level 1, 7-11 Little Buckingham Street,Surry Hills,NSW, 2010|
If you consider that does not resolve the issue, you may contact our independent external dispute resolution scheme which is:
|Phone:||1300 931 678 (9:00am to 5:00pm Melbourne time Monday to Friday)|
|Fax:||03 9613 6399|
|Mail:||GPO Box 3,Melbourne,VIC 3001|
If you ask us for a copy of our assessment as to why we approved your contract we must give you a copy of it. If you request it before entering into the agreement, we must provide it before the contract is entered into. If you ask for it up to 2 years after the agreement is signed, we must give it to you within 7 business days. If you ask for it within 7 years of the agreement being signed, we must give it to you within 21 business days.
We are not permitted by law to enter into an agreement with you which is unsuitable. For us to make that assessment, we are required make reasonable inquiries about:
We are also required to take reasonable steps to verify your financial situation.
Paragraph 16 (1) (b) of the Code
Regulation 70 of the Regulations
This statement tells you about some of the rights and obligations of yourself and your credit provider. It does not state the terms and conditions of your contract. If you have any concerns about your contract, contact the credit provider and, if you still have concerns, your credit provider’s external dispute resolution scheme, or get legal advice.
Your credit provider must give you a pre-contractual statement containing certain information about your contract. The pre-contractual statement, and this document, must be given to you before:-
whichever happens first.
If the contract document is to be signed by you and returned to your credit provider, you must be given a copy to keep. Also, the credit provider must give you a copy of the final contract within 14 days after it is made. This rule does not, however, apply if the credit provider has previously given you a copy of the contract document to keep.
If you want another copy of your contract, write to your credit provider and ask for one. Your credit provider may charge you a fee. Your credit provider has to give you a copy:-
Yes. You can terminate the contract by writing to the credit provider so long as:-
However, you will still have to pay any fees or charges incurred before you terminated the contract.
Yes. Pay your credit provider the amount required to pay out your credit contract on the day you wish to end your contract.
You can write to your credit provider at any time and ask for a statement of the pay-out figure as at any date you specify. You can also ask for details of how the amount is made up. Your credit provider must give you the statement within 7 days after you give your request to the credit provider. You may be charged a fee for the statement.
Yes. The interest you can be charged depends on the actual time money is owing. However, you may have to pay an early termination charge (if your contract permits your credit provider to charge one) and other fee.
Yes, but only if your contract says so.
That depends on the type of change. For example:-
You get 20 days advance written notice for:-
Yes. You should first talk to your credit provider. Discuss the matter and see if you can come to some arrangement. If that is not successful, you may contact your credit provider’s external dispute resolution scheme. External dispute resolution is a free service established to provide you with an independent mechanism to resolve specific complaints. Your credit provider’s external dispute resolution provider is Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited and can be contacted at GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001, phone 1800 931 678 (9:00am to 5:00pm Melbourne time Monday to Friday), www.afca.org.au. Alternatively, you can go to court. You may wish to get legal advice, for example, from your community legal centre or Legal Aid. You can also contact ASIC, the regulator, for information on 1300 300 630 or through ASIC’s website at www.asic.gov.au.
Your credit provider can insist you take out or pay the cost of types of insurance specifically allowed by law. These are compulsory third party personal injury insurance, mortgage indemnity insurance or insurance over property covered by any mortgage. Otherwise, you can decide if you want to take out insurance or not. If you take out insurance, the credit provider can not insist that you use any particular insurance company.
Yes, if you have taken out insurance over mortgaged property or consumer credit insurance and the premium is financed by your credit provider. In that case the insurer must give you a copy of the policy within 14 days after the insurer has accepted the insurance proposal. Also, if you acquire an interest in any such insurance policy which is taken out by your credit provider then, within 14 days of that happening, your credit provider must ensure you have a written notice of the particulars of that insurance. You can always ask the insurer for details of your insurance contract. If you ask in writing, your insurer must give you a statement containing all the provisions of the contract.
Yes, if the insurance was to be financed by the credit contract. The insurer will inform you if the proposal is rejected.
Your credit provider must give you a refund or credit unless the insurance is to be arranged with another insurer.
You can end the insurance contract and get a proportionate rebate of any premium from the insurer.
A mortgage means that you give your credit provider certain rights over any property you mortgage. If you default under your contract, you can lose that property and you might still owe money to the credit provider.
Yes. It can be part of your credit contract or, if it is a separate document, you will be given a copy of the mortgage within 14 days after your mortgage is entered into. However, you need not be given a copy if the credit provider has previously given you a copy of the mortgage document to keep.
The law says you can not assign or dispose of the property unless you have your credit provider’s, or the court’s, permission. You must also look after the property. Read the mortgage document as well. It will usually have other terms and conditions about what you can or can not do with the property.
See the answers to questions 22 and 23.
Otherwise you may:-
If your credit provider won’t give permission, you can contact their external dispute resolution scheme for help.
If you have a guarantor, talk to the guarantor who may be able to help you.You should understand that you may owe money to your credit provider even after the mortgaged property is sold.
Yes, if you have not carried out all of your obligations under your contract.
Yes. You have 7 days after receiving your credit provider’s request to tell your credit provider. If you do not have the goods you must give your credit provider all the information you have so they can be traced.
Your credit provider can only do so if it has the court’s approval or the written consent of the occupier which is given after the occupier is informed in writing of the relevant section in the National Credit Code.
Get in touch with your credit provider immediately. Discuss the matter and see if you can come to some arrangement. You can ask your credit provider to change your contract in a number of ways:-
If the credit provider refuses your request to change the repayments, you can ask the credit provider to review this decision if you think it is wrong. If the credit provider still refuses your request you can complain to the external dispute resolution scheme that your credit provider belongs to. Further details about this scheme are set out below in question 25.
Yes, if you are in default under your contract. But the law says that you cannot be unduly harassed or threatened for repayments. If you think you are being unduly harassed or threatened, contact the credit provider’s external dispute resolution scheme or ASIC, or get legal advice.
Yes. The law will give you other rights and obligations. You should also READ YOUR CONTRACT carefully.
IF YOU HAVE ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT YOUR CREDIT CONTRACT, OR WANT MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR CREDIT PROVIDER. YOU MUST ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE YOUR COMPLAINT WITH YOUR CREDIT PROVIDER BEFORE CONTACTING YOUR CREDIT PROVIDER’S EXTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME.
IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT WHICH REMAINS UNRESOLVED AFTER SPEAKING TO YOUR CREDIT PROVIDER YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR CREDIT PROVIDER’S EXTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME OR GET LEGAL ADVICE.
EXTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION IS A FREE SERVICE ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN INDEPENDENT MECHANISM TO RESOLVE SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS. YOUR CREDIT PROVIDER’S EXTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVIDER IS AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL COMPLAINTS AUTHORITY LIMITED AND CAN BE CONTACTED AT GPO BOX 3, MELBOURNE VIC 3001, TEL 1800 931 678, WWW.AFCA.ORG.AU.
PLEASE KEEP THIS INFORMATION STATEMENT. YOU MAY WANT SOME INFORMATION FROM IT AT A LATER DATE