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Q: Information on banks ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Information on banks
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: leomicheal-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 03 Sep 2004 08:35 PDT
Expires: 03 Oct 2004 08:35 PDT
Question ID: 396398
Looking for detailed information on how commonwealth bank along or any
other major financial institutions in Australia find out who is the
owner of a property title (ie: the company that provides this
information or the system they use to obtain it) along with other
credit information.
Subject: Re: Information on banks
Answered By: jbf777-ga on 05 Sep 2004 19:50 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello -

Thank you for your question.  If you require any further information,
please don't hesitate to ask.

In Australia, banks such as Commonwealth can retrieve property
information from the state's respsective government office that
handles property titles.  For example, in Queensland, the Commonwealth
is linked electronically to the Department of Natural Resources, where
they're able to look up various data on property titles.  In certain
states, this data is not available electronically, and must be
retrieved via a hardcopy method only.  In certain instance, the
information is given to a bank by another bank, as in the case of a
mortgage transfer.

I've included links to the respective titling offices, including
contact information, for each Australian state below:

Australian Capital Territory
Allara House, 48-56 Allara St, Civic, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
PO Box 225, CIVIC SQUARE, 2608
(02) 620 70487

New South Wales
1 Prince Albert Road
Queens Square
Facsimilie: GPO Box 15
Sydney NSW 2001
9228 6666
9233 4357

Northern Territory
Nichols Place, Cnr Cavenagh & Bennett Streets, Darwin NT 0800
Postal Address: GPO Box 3021, Darwin NT 0801
Ph:  (08) 8999 6520
Fax: (08) 8999 6239

Phone: 07 3405 6900


South Australia Central
Level 2, 101 Grenfell Street
South Australia 5000
GPO Box 1354, ADELAIDE, SA 5001
08 8226 3983

Tasmania, Telephone: 03 6233 2513

Western Australia
Department of Land Information
P.O. Box 2222
Midland 6936
Western Australia


To obtain credit information on individuals, Commonwealth connects
electronically to an Australia-wide association, named Baycorp
Advantage (formerly "Credit Reference Association").  Baycorp is a
leading bureau in Australia, boasting records of over 13.5 million
individuals and trade organizations.{1}

Baycorp Advantage
 Baycorp Advantage
PO Box 966
North Sydney NSW 2059
Tel: +61 2 9464 6000
Fax: +61 2 9951 7880

Search strategy
 Commonwealth contact
 <state> lands titles
 <state> land title
 <state> property titles

 {1} Caslon Analytics profile:
     personal credit & identity referencing
Additional Links

 Centre for Australian Financial Institutions
 Ph: 07 46312402 

 Australian Bankers Association 
 1800 009 180
leomicheal-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $30.00
Perfict, thank you very much.

Subject: Re: Information on banks
From: jbf777-ga on 06 Sep 2004 21:08 PDT
Glad to help!  Thank you for the tip!  Please stop by again.


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