Small amount loans are recognised as integral to Australia's credit landscape
Small amount credit contracts (SACCs) "can be useful for consumers when they are used as an emergency source of funding for one-off expenses."
Loans and borrowers
Around the size of the average SACC
Approximate terms of the average SACC
The average income of an SACC borrower is generally lower than the Australian average. However, there appears to have been an increase in the average income since the Enhancements Act was passed.
Average number of payday loans taken out by borrowers between July 2014 and July 2015
Households with customers that had a SACC that had more than one concurrently
Number of payday loans held by 5% of borrowers in the previous 90 days
Amount of applications received by a provider where borrowers had at least one SACC in the previous 90 days
"Repeat borrowing can put some consumers on a path to financial exclusion."
Estimated revenue of the consumer lease industry in 2015-16
Number of consumer leases taken out by Centrelink recipients for household goods in March 2013
Elizabeth Barry is Finder's global fintech editor. She has written about finance for over six years and has been featured in a range of publications and media including Seven News, the ABC, Mamamia, Dynamic Business and Financy. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Communications and a Master of Creative Writing from the University of Technology Sydney. In 2017, she received the Highly Commended award for Best New Journalist at the IT Journalism Awards. Elizabeth's passion is writing about innovations in financial services (which has surprised her more than anyone else).