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Points with Funding Product Phrases in Australia Jumped by 554%

In 2021–2022, AFCA Receives 72,358 Complaints
Between July 2021 and June 2022, the Australian Monetary Complaints Authority (AFCA) received 72,358 complaints about Australians’ disagreements with banks, insurance, tremendous funds, funding firms, and monetary consultants. On Wednesday, a 3% improvement was made for all the complaints filed with the AFCA this year compared to last year.
The organisation received a total of 2,078 complaints about businesses that provided funding and assistance. This year, complaints about how product terms and conditions were interpreted jumped from 100 to 654, a 554 percent increase. They also received complaints about poor service quality and noncompliance with the settlement, but complaints about incorrect recommendations decreased by 54% to 241.
Almost 20,000 complaints were handled by the top 4 banks, a spike of 10%. The top 4 insurers also experienced a 19% increase in complaints, amounting to approximately 9,400. This increase is probably due to the earthquake that occurred in Victoria, as well as the devastating storms and flooding that affected several southern states. During that time, the number of complaints related to catastrophes more than doubled to 1,586.
Comparing the numbers from the previous year, complaints against licenced financial companies decreased by 5% overall. A significant percentage of the complaints were related to bank card issuers, private transactions, and distinct spaces. These represent:

13% of the total complaints against the banks that issued the cards were directed against them.
7,416 complaints against private transactions have been filed, compared to 5,758 the previous year.

Profitable complaints filed with the AFCA, according to the organisation, resulted in more than AU$200 million in reimbursements and compensation. Over AU$18 million was returned to prospects as a consequence of an investigation against one of the systematic points. However, 1,413 complaints with estimated buyer claims of AU$195 million have been delayed against 14 bankrupt companies and two foreign currency brokers.

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