The original representative body for credit repair agencies in Australia has appointed a new president, following the decision of its founding leader to step down.
The Credit Reporting Institute of Australasia (CRIA) has appointed solicitor and founding member Joseph Trimarchi as national president, filling the role vacated by Oasis Financial Services' Graham Reibelt.
Trimarchi is the principal of Joseph Trimarchi & Associates Solicitors, and practices in the area of Australian credit reporting law.
Speaking with Australian Broker, Trimarchi said he would work towards advancing the core values of the CRIA, and ensuring all members abide by stringent codes of ethical conduct.
The CRIA, which was launched in December last year, has recently faced competition from rival association the Credit Repair Industry Association of Australasia, with the similar moniker of the CRIAA.
The CRIA attests that it's members meet a higher standard of ethical conduct than the CRIAA, as set out by its code of practice. The CRIAA, meanwhile, has been endorsed by the FBAA.
Reibelt has stepped down to focus on his own business, but is expected to remain an active member of the association.
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