Tougher credit laws target loan sharks
Government plans to overhaul consumer credit laws and introduce responsible lending
The Government plans to overhaul consumer credit laws to protect unwary consumers being preyed on by unscrupulous credit companies, Finance Minister Bill English says.
“There has been significant and much-needed reform of the investment side of the financial sector over the past three years,” Mr English says.
“However, credit providers remain largely unregulated and have no conduct requirements, leading some to exploit vulnerable people, resulting in severe financial hardship and spiralling debt. This is not acceptable.”
Cabinet has approved a package of changes that you can read about here.