Car Loans Credit Guide
Connective Credit Services Pty Ltd is licensed under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009. The details of our licence are as follows:
Connective Credit Services Pty Ltd ABN 51 143 651 496
Level 20, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 656 637
Australian Credit Licence Number
We have authorised SB Finance (Aust) Pty Ltd Tareq Shnoudi as our credit representative. The details of Tareq’s authorisation are:
Credit Representative Name
Suite 403, Level 4, 4 Columbia Court Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Credit Representative Number
Our broker’s priority is to you, their customer. We require our brokers place your finance needs above those of anyone else.
Our brokers are required to be transparent about products, your options, applicable fees, and charges as well any conflicts of interest. They will communicate in simple to understand language and act with the highest standards of integrity. They are committed to ensuring the product selected will meet your needs, requirements and be in your best interests at the time of assisting you obtaining finance.
This Credit Guide contains important information about us, the services we provide and the activities of the credit representative operating under our credit licence. It also contains:
information about fees and charges that may be payable by you to us commissions that we may receive when we are acting as a credit representative
commissions that we may pay to third parties for introduction of business, and information about what you should do if you have a complaint or dispute regarding our services and activities.
We are required to provide this document to you as soon as practicable after it becomes apparent that we are likely to provide credit assistance to you. We provide “credit assistance” when we:
- Suggest or assist you in applying for:
- a particular loan with a particular lender
- an increase to an existing loan with a particular lender, or
- Recommend that you remain in an existing loan
Prior to providing credit assistance to you, we must assess whether the particular loan is “unsuitable”. A loan will be “unsuitable” based on the information you provide to us if:
- You will be unable to repay the proposed loan or will only be able to repay the proposed loan with substantial hardship, or
- The proposed loan does not meet your requirements and
We are required to document our findings that the proposed loan is not unsuitable by way of completing a Preliminary Assessment. The Preliminary Assessment will set out your:
requirements and objectives
financial and relevant personal situation, and ability to repay the proposed loan repayments.
We are also required to take reasonable steps to verify information provided by you to us. This verification may include:
requesting you for copies of documents that demonstrate your financial situation – in some cases we may also need to sight original documents, and
contacting third parties to assist in verifying the information that you provide.
Obtaining a copy of the Preliminary Assessment
If we provide you with credit assistance, you may request a copy of our Preliminary Assessment anytime for up to 7 years and we must provide you with a copy of the assessment within the following timeframes:
Your request is made:
We will give you your assessment:
Before the Credit Day*
As soon as possible after we receive your request
Up to 2 years after the Credit Day
Within 7 business days after we receive your request
Between 2 to 7 years after the Credit Day
Within 21 business days after we receive your request
*The Credit Day is the date the credit contract (i.e. the loan) is settled or the loan amount is increased. There is no charge for requesting or receiving a copy of the Preliminary Assessment.
We may charge a fee for providing credit assistance to you. If applicable, details about those fees payable by you will be set out in a Credit Quote which we will give you prior to submitting your loan application.
Other fees and charges
You may have to pay other fees and charges (such as application fees, valuation costs and other applicable fees) to the lender or other parties. You should review the particular loan contract documentation for further details of any such fees and charges.
We receive a commission and/or brokerage fee from lenders when your loan is settled. The commission is paid to us either directly by the lenders or paid to us via our aggregator.
The amount paid is based on both the total amount financed and the particular loan product you have selected. We may receive the following commissions after your loan has settled.
Type of Commission:
Commission Or Brokerage Fee
Ranging from a minimum 0% to a maximum of 8% depending on the type of credit contract and calculated on the total loan amount financed including GST.
The method of calculation is based on the net amount financed including GST. Details of commission and/or brokerage to be received will be included in the Summary of Requirements and Credit Proposal document that we will provide you with when credit assistance is provided.
From time to time, I may receive a non-commission benefit by way of training, professional development, entertainment, gift, conference attendance, sponsorship, or entry into a competition run by a lender or my aggregator, at no extra cost to you. The nature of such arrangements are temporary, and the occurrence and amounts are often not readily ascertainable, however if they are apparent as a result of assisting you with credit assistance, this will be disclosed to you.
We are authorised to engage in credit activities and therefore provide assistance to obtain consumer asset finance and personal loans for you from a panel of credit providers. The following are the credit providers through which we generally conduct the most business:
Consumer Asset Finance
Australian Motorcycle & Marine Finance
ANZ Banking Group
Automotive Financial Services
Branded Financial Services
We have approval to utilise credit providers and their lending products through the services of our aggregator ‘Connective Broker Services Pty Ltd ABN 77 161 731 111, Credit Representative 437202 authorised under Australian Credit Licence 389328’. The aggregator charges us a fee depending on our contract arrangements, consisting of:
a share of commission that is paid by the particular credit provider a membership fee for our business
a monthly fee for each of our accredited loan writers.
We have access to a panel of lenders through Connective. Macquarie Bank Limited is a 25% shareholder of Connective. We have access to products including those from Macquarie Bank Limited.
Commissions paid by Connective’s lender panel are transparent and do not influence the broker or consumer choice. Connective is committed to quality consumer outcomes in all circumstances.
Referrers and referral fees
We obtain referrals from a range of sources, including accountants, financial planners, real estate agents and other people. If you were introduced or referred to us, we may pay the referrer a commission or a fee.
Details of any commission or fees being paid to the referrer will be included in the Summary of Requirements and Credit Proposal document.
Dispute resolution and complaints
We are committed to providing you with the best possible service, however we understand there may be times where you are not satisfied. If this occurs please inform us verbally or in writing with the exact details of your complaint, so we can work towards a prompt and fair resolution.
If we are unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, you can make a complaint in writing to the Australian Credit Licence holder, Connective Credit Services. With regards to complaints resolution, we are mindful of the need to ensure that consumers are treated fairly and with respect during the complaints handling process. Any dis-satisfaction with a credit representative operating under the licence will be handled in an efficient, timely and effective manner in accordance with ASIC regulations of Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR).
Connective Credit Services details are:
Attention: Compliance and Complaints Handling Officer Phone: 1300 656 637
Mail: Level 20 / 567 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
We hope that you will be satisfied with how we deal with your complaint. However, if your concerns remain unresolved, or you have not heard from us within 30 days, then you can have your complaint heard by an independent party. The complaint can be lodged with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA):
Mail: Australian Financial Complaints Authority, GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001
Time limits may apply to complain to AFCA and so you should act promptly or otherwise consult the AFCA website to find out if or when the time limit relevant to your circumstances expires.
We don’t provide legal or financial planning advice. It is important you understand your legal obligations under the loan contract and the financial consequences. If you have any doubts, you should obtain independent legal and financial planning advice before you enter any loan.
We hold and maintain an entertainment and hospitality register. A copy can be provided on request.
For more information regarding this Credit Guide or anything else about our services, just contact us at any time. We’re here to assist you.