Checking in with Anne-Maree

In mid-2017, ICAN launched a new partnership with the Tableland Community NILS, under our Financial Inclusion Program, funded by the Queensland Government. The core objective of the partnership was to combine organisational expertise and… Read more »

Say Cheese and “Consumer Rights”

A Queensland Office of Fair Trading (QOFT) investigation has seen a Gold Coast business enter into an enforceable undertaking for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Between 1 July 2015 and 31… Read more »

Yarnin’ Money with the Commonwealth Bank

By Carmen Hegarty & Eddie Buli Last month, Yarnin’ Money was invited to promote the program to Commonweath Bank staff and its community partners. Yarnin’ Money staff Carmen Hegarty and Eddie Buli delivered training… Read more »

Fee free ATMs to continue

As 2017 was coming to a close, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) re-authorised 15 banks to to provide fee-free usage at up to 85 selected ATMs in remote parts of the Northern… Read more »

2017: Our year in review…

2017 has been a very special year for ICAN. This year, we celebrated 10 years of incorporation and reflected upon our growth as a financial counselling, training and consumer advocacy organisation dedicated to Empowering… Read more »

Opinion: Afterpay – Buy now, pain later?

Re-posted with permission of Canstar, with thanks to Gerard Brody, Consumer Action Law Centre Opinion, by Gerard Brody The boom of ‘buy now pay later’ at popular retailers has been touted as a win… Read more »