AFSA will be implementing a change to the current creditor meeting process for registered trustees. The change specifically relates to submitting creditor meeting advertising requests and complying with the filing requirements set by s75-40 of the IPRs.
From December 2021, creditor meeting notices will be submitted online through AFSA’s online services portal. This change has been implemented as part of AFSA’s focus on streamlining our online service delivery processes.
With the new change in place from December, you can expect the following:
- the online submission will pre-populate with your information, saving you time
- data validation will be enabled to help ensure the information displayed on the advertisement is accurate
- meetings will be immediately published on the website
- pay-as-you-go facilities and credit card payment options will be available for fees and charges.
Please also note that the default payment option will be credit card. If the credit facility (‘on account’) method is required, practitioners are strongly advised to lodge a credit application with AFSA as soon as possible.
To ensure seamless transition, please do not submit requests during the system upgrades that will take place on Wednesday 8 December 2021.