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US consumers flee big banks

How a single Facebook post sparked a major consumer movement against the big banks.

9 Nov 2011 | Thousands of US citizens have walked away from big banks in a consumer revolt as part of Bank Transfer Day.

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G20 supports greater financial protection

CHOICE on board with Consumers International.

8 Nov 2011 | Consumers International has received support from the G20 for greater financial consumer protection.

Flood insurance

Shonky Award for insurance industry based on solid evidence

With notable exceptions, insurance industry has not served flood victims well

26 Oct 2011 | CHOICE's Shonky Award to the Insurance Industry is based on information provided by those dealing face to face with the many consumers who have had flood claims denied.

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National Kidsafe Day targets road safety

The annual event aims to increase awareness about unintentional childhood injuries and their prevention

25 Oct 2011 | The aim of this year's event is to remind parents to take all precautions to protecting their children.

Peter Kell

Former CHOICE CEO appointed as ASIC commissioner

Peter Kell’s strong consumer credentials will be asset for ASIC

21 Oct 2011 | CHOICE says it's great to see Peter Kell back at ASIC, where he previously worked in the consumer protection division.

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G20 financial consumer protection proposals forget lessons of GFC

World needs new international organisation to protect consumers

17 Oct 2011 | CHOICE says there needs to be protection for consumers using financial services and products.

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The Big Bank Switch is on - offers now open

26 Sep 2011 | CHOICE says that One Big Switch (OBS) is ready to put mortgage offers to the 40,000 people who registered their interest in the Big Bank Switch.

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Food industry claims add to confusion

23 Sep 2011 | The food industry’s response to CHOICE’s Shame the Claim campaign has missed the point and simply added to consumers’ confusion.

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Heart Foundation drops takeaway Tick

The National Heart Foundation is ending its Tick licensing program in the takeaway food industry.

22 Sep 2011 | The National Heart Foundation has announced it is scrapping its Tick licensing program in the takeaway food industry, citing its desire to broaden its work across the takeaway and catering sector.

Time has come for superannuation consumer body

21 Sep 2011 | CHOICE is welcoming many of the federal government’s reforms to the superannuation system, especially the consideration of an independent body to advocate for consumers.

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