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End of the road for Dollarmites

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 OCT 2021
... CBA will shift its school financial education program to a new website, CommBank Youth Hub. CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland said that, in reality, "Dollarmites was a very effective marketing program, signing up primary school aged-children to a ...

Industry calls for expanded CSLR

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 OCT 2021
... fairly across the entire sector to ensure consumers have faith in the system," De Gori said. CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland added: "The government's proposal will exclude victims of managed investment scheme collapses, like the many elderly ...

Banks still failing customers after Royal Commission

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 16 MAR 2021
... charging of incorrect fees, poor customer service, fraud, and unfair terms and conditions. CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland called out the banks for not stepping up to the plate in the wake of the Royal Commission. Additionally, Kirkland said this ...

Westpac reaches $1.3bn AUSTRAC deal

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
... meet their compliance and reporting obligations to ensure this doesn't happen again in the future," she said. Alan Kirkland, chief executive of CHOICE said the settlement clearly demonstrates that personal executive accountability is still missing ...

Advice too expensive, hard to access: FPA

ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 SEP 2020
... capability and understanding is critical not just to them individually but to the nation." But CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland said it is vital that this advice be customer-centric to meet the needs of the Australian population. "It's about really ...

Superannuation Consumer Advocate proposal needs work

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2019
... night to establish the Superannuation Consumer Advocate (SCA), but highlighted shortcomings. CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland said: "We will be calling for long-term and sufficient funding for a powerful advocacy body in the sector that is free from ...

ASFA, ISA, FSC weigh in on the final report

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
... superannuation, but member advocates say the findings are wake up call to fix a broken system. CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland said the final report is a call for all political parties to fix an "outdated" system. The fact that up to $3.9 billion ...

ASIC moves on Dollarmites

HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 19 OCT 2018
... target primary kids at school, turning them into long-term customers of a bad-value bank," CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland said. "CHOICE has found that 35% of Australian adults still have their first bank account and this brand attachment often ...

Ban Dollarmites: Spot poll

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 OCT 2018
... even offers payments to primary schools to administer the program amount to commissions. CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland said the Dollarmites program is no more than a marketing campaign aimed at Australian children. "The Dollarmites program uses ...

CBA fires up over Dollarmites criticism

HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 5 OCT 2018
... primary schools by the bank to administer the program amount to commissions. According to CHOICE chief executive Alan Kirkland, the Dollarmites program is no more than a marketing campaign aimed at Australian children. "The Dollarmites program uses slick ...
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