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:

For information about other options for managing bills and debts, ring 1800 007 007 from anywhere in Australia to talk to a free and indepedent financial counsellor
Talk to your electricity, gas, phone or water provider to see if you can work out a payment plan
If you are on government benefits, ask for an advance payment from Centrelink: www.humanservices.gov.au/advancepayments

Go to 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.