About the Australian Finance Conference

Established in 1958, the Australian Finance Conference (AFC) is Australia's national finance industry association. The AFC represents the interests and views of its members to government and provides a variety of other member services. AFC membership is open to companies in the business of credit, finance or financiers.

AFC membership is clustered around different institutional types:


Vendor Financiers


General Financiers

Building Societies

Motoring Organisations

AFC member company Chief Executive Officer representatives (Federal Members) meet four times each year to consider progress with AFC lobbying Objectives. In the interim, the AFC service comprises informal contact plus communication via regular AFC Notices on current market, legal or legislative developments. Lobbying in pursuit of AFC objectives is at the State and Territory level as well as the national level.

The objectives are reflected in our meeting agenda and in measuring our performance. Set out below is the structure of those objectives. By highlighting a topic of interest below you will be presented with an overview of AFC's policy and activity concerning that topic.

1. Consumer Credit Law & Operations

2. General Lending Law & Operations

3. Leasing & Equipment Financing

4. Securities, Recovery & Lender Liability

5. Fundraising

6. Other Issues *

7. AFC Management

* Includes motor industry issues, taxation and revenue, industrial relations, accounting issues, dispute resolution and industry trends and statistics.

In terms of other membership matters, AFC members agree to abide by a Code of Ethics and participate in an exchange of credit reference information arrangement.

AFC Services

AFC membership services are centred on a range of product clusters as follows:

Equipment Finance

Secured Chattel/CHP
Finance Lease
Fleet Lease
Operating Lease
Rental & Other
Vendor Programs

Real Estate Finance

Property Development

Consumer Finance

Secured Motor
Secured Residential Mortgage
Unsecured - Closed End
Unsecured - Revolving

Commercial Finance

Factoring & Discounting
Paper Origination
Paper Securitisation
Insurance Premium Funding