Warning About Borrowing

Warning – Do you really need a loan today?*

It can be expensive to borrow small amounts of money and borrowing may not solve your money problems

Check your options before you borrow:

  1. For information about other options for managing bills and debts, ring 1800 007 007 from anywhere in Australia to talk to a free and independent financial counsellor.
  2. Talk to your electricity, gas, phone or water provider to work out a payment plan.
  3. If you are on government benefits, ask if you can receive an advance from Centrelink:

Go www.moneysmart.gov.au — MoneySmart shows you how small amount loans work and suggests other options that may help you.

*This statement is an Australian Government requirement under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.