Australian Securities and Investments Commission
National Credit Code – Subsection 6(14) – Exclusion
1. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) makes this instrument under subsection 6(14) of the National Credit Code (the Code).
Note: The Code is found in Schedule 1 to the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and has effect as a law of the Commonwealth.
2. This instrument is ASIC Instrument [22-0052].
3. This instrument commences on the day it is signed.
4. ASIC excludes, from the application of the Code, a provision of credit by a person (the credit provider) specified in Schedule A, to a person (debtor), repayable by way of instalments, for the purpose of payment to an insurer of an insurance premium in relation to a contract of insurance (the insurance policy) between the insurer and the debtor where:
a. under the terms of the contract (the credit contract) under which the credit is provided, the credit provider must not cancel the insurance policy unless all of the following are satisfied:
b. the debtor may cancel the insurance policy without the consent of the credit provider; and
c. if the insurance policy is cancelled, the debtor would have no liability to make further payments under the credit contract.
5. The exclusion in paragraph 4 applies for so long as the credit provider:
a. is a member of the AFCA scheme; and
b. has an internal dispute resolution procedure that:
c. has adequate arrangements for compensating persons for loss or damage suffered because of a breach of a contract under which the credit provider provides credit in relation to insurance policies or a failure to comply with the terms of this instrument that satisfy any requirements prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 48(2)(a) of the National Credit Act as if:
d. has adequate arrangements in place to ensure cooperation with AFCA in resolving any complaint under the AFCA scheme to which the credit provider is a party, including by:
e. has adequate arrangements in place to ensure that if the debtor notifies the credit provider that they are experiencing financial hardship, the credit provider:
6. In this instrument:
appropriate address of the debtor is an address that is determined in accordance with Division 3 of Part 12 of the Code as if the Code applies to a provision of credit under the credit contract.
credit activity has the same meaning as in items 1 and 2 of the table in subsection 6(1) of the National Credit Act.
deemed: notice is deemed to have been received:
a. the debtor may cancel the insurance policy without the consent of the credit provider; and
b. if the insurance policy is cancelled, the debtor would have no liability to make further payments under the credit contract.
financial counselling agency has the same meaning as in regulation 20(5) of the National Consumer Credit Protection Regulations 2010.
financial hardship means a situation where a debtor considers itself unable to meet its obligations under the credit contract.
licensee has the same meaning as in subsection 5(1) of the National Credit Act.
National Credit Act means the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.
repayment moratorium means a suspension in repayments under the credit contract for an agreed period of time.
representative has the same meaning as in paragraph (b) of the definition of that term in subsection 5(1) of the National Credit Act.
Dated this 1st day of February 2022
Signed by Welton Chan
as a delegate of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
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