REGULATORY BODIES

  • ACCC/ASIC Debt Collection Guideline
  • Code of Banking Practice
  • Code of Conduct
  • National Consumer Credit Protection Act
  • Privacy Act
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

GOVERNANCE 

  • Hours of attendance (7:30am – 9:00pm Monday – Saturday) (ACCC)
  • No contact Sunday or Public Holiday
  • Number of unsolicited contact attempts (maximum 3 per week or 10 per month)
  • Preferred initial contact at the residential address
  • Written authority required to disclose information to or receive instructions from a 3rd party
  • Matter confidentiality
  • ACCESS data integrity. Database (MIMS) cannot cross reference customers, account numbers, motor vehicle details, addresses or any other information that would identify a customer from internal information

INSURANCE 

  • Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance held
  • Agents licensed through Magistrates Court and hold a fidelity bond. Agents cannot have a criminal record.

MEMBERSHIP

  • Members of the Institute of Mercantile Agents