Consumer Data Right is an opt-in service that makes it easier for you to:
- compare products and services
- access new and improved services.
Who’s involved in Consumer Data Right?
The data transfer is done between the providers, but the Australian Government governs the overarching framework. Providers must go through a rigorous process to become accredited to provide Consumer Data Right services to you. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) manages this process.
If you’re a provider interested in offering services under Consumer Data Right or you need to register as a data holder, visit our For providers section.
Introduced in banking first
Consumer Data Right has been introduced in banking. This means you can choose to share your existing banking data (for example, your transaction history, interest rate and account balances) with a prospective bank or Consumer Data Right-accredited finance-related app or website.
Note: Consumer Data Right will grow over time, as more and more providers become accredited. As it grows, it will become more powerful for individuals and small businesses.
Vinnie’s story shows you how Consumer Data Right can be used to get a mortgage quickly and easily. This is just one example of how Consumer Data Right will benefit consumers.
Energy sector next
Consumer Data Right will be introduced in the energy sector next. This will allow you to transfer data from your existing energy provider to a prospective provider or product comparison website for an accurate quote.