22 June 2021
These guiding principles outline measures in place to help customers understand Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI), understand the default / LMI claim process, and the consumer protections in the shortfall debt recovery process. These voluntary principles complement the provisions of the Banking Code of Practice (the Code) set out in Chapter 19 (LMI), Chapter 41 (we will try and help you if you are experiencing financial difficulty), and Chapter 43 (when we are recovering a debt).
“A number of our banks actually have maternity leave lending products that are specific to people on parental leave, paid and unpaid, to help them through, what as I said, can be a difficult time.”
The number of micro businesses grew 10% to 1.55 million in the year to June 2022. During the same period, the number of small businesses grew 3% to 955,861 after an extraordinary period of growth during the 2021 financial year, jumping 15% to 931,791.