• Anonymous
    August 22, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    80
    I’ve noticed more than a few posts here regarding this debt collecting company called Panthera Finance, a company which makes its living preying on vulnerable people who have fallen into hard times. I was unlucky enough to have to deal with them recently and although the matter is now resolved I feel this information may help some of you guys who are unlucky enough to have to be in the same situation as me at some point in your lives.

    From what i’ve been able to find out, Panthera Finance / State Merchantile are companies that operate from Brisbane and are owned by two holding corporations called HMB INVESTMENTS PTY LTD and HJK INVESTMENTS PTY LTD. State Merchantile are the acquisition branch which buys the debts and Panthera Finance run the call centre which harasses you.

    The company has taken great pains to hide the following information from the public:

    Registered place of business:
    Level 4, 54 Jephson Street, Toowong, QLD, 4066
    (This is a small office with a couple of staff used only for administrative purposes)

    Call centre where the staff making the harassing phone calls work:
    555 Coronation Drive, Toowong, QLD, 4066, bottom level of the building on the right directly as you walk in, “State Merchantile” on the sign.
    (The head compliance officer and director of the company Mathew David Huges works here)

    Another registered address of the company not used as the call center:
    Merrotts Level 6, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane

    Owners/Directors of Panthera Finance and State Merchantile are two twins from Wollongong who now live in Brisbane:

    Mathew David Hough, 34 years old
    Jamie Grant Hough, 34 years old

    Mathews daughter who works in a management position for the company is named Bree or Corina (Not sure which) and Jamies wife is named Karen which I guess explains the choices of HMB and HJK for the holding companies.

    The entire operation seems to be a family affair from the Hough clan who are making their money off the backs of those of us who fall into debt. Over the last 4-5 years they have managed to take millions of dollars from the less fortunate, often including the elderly and in some cases (looking through some posts on Whirlpool) even the family members of people who have died. Both Jamie and Mathew live in houses worth over $2mil and the company itself has an average of $1.86mil in Annual revenue.

    If you are being harassed by them and live in Brisbane I suggest turning up to their office and dealing with the situation face-to-face. This a much more effective way to resolve your issues with them than through the telephone which is where they are in their element and most able to exert pressure on you.

    I also have the home addresses of both Mathew and Jamie, their exact dates of births as well as the names and addresses of most of the people who currently work in their call centre. I haven’t posted this stuff because I don’t want to inadvertently break the law so if anyone can prove to me that I won’t be doing anything illegal by publishing it I will.

    Don’t let these scumbags take advantage of you!
  • nathan taylor
    May 21, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Pantera debt collection
  • Mighty Mouse
    May 18, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    answered this number no answer on the other end just silence
    unknown but suspect spam
  • Anonymous
    August 17, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    somebody should visit the office with a firebomb.not a suggestion just a nice dream.
  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Panthera Finance
    Very rude ringing late night and early hours sometimes several times a day or they do the hung up redial.
    Trying to say I owe money on a debt that doesn’t exist
    Number blocked but they ring on different numbers 🤯
  • Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    spam
  • Anonymous
    November 27, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    they send SMS but address it someone who is definitely NOT me. even blocked, they get through
  • Anonymous
    November 24, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    Panthers finance scumbags block them they are rude arseholes
  • Anonymous
    November 16, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    Panthera finance
  • Anonymous
    October 18, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera

    Try this http://cantpaymydebt.com.au/panthera-finance-debt-collection-dont-pay-them/
  • Anonymous
    October 18, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera

    If they can confirm they spoke to you about your debt, in person, then it resets the statute of limitations clock again. If you owe a company like Energy Australia or Telstra, the debt is wiped after 5 years of no response. Just keep blocking them.
  • David O
    October 18, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera Finance

    Don't mistake the CEO of Panthera finance, "Mathew David Hough" (ex Wollongong) for "Matty Hough", The ex owner of "The Yallah Woolshed".(in Wollongong) Who is now dedicated to the field of Aged care.

    There is no way Matty would involve himself in sleezy operation like Panthera. "Matty Hough" is a leader in the development and improvements in aged care. He is a true gem of a man, who has improved the lives of countless old people.
  • Anonymous
    October 18, 2018
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera Finance

    I imagine this would be the same Matty Hough who owned and ran the Yallah Woolshed, down in Wollongong. He Sold it And ran a nursing home in Corrimal, another suburb of Wollongong. I heard he went into the finance business. Then moved to QLD
  • Anonymous
    October 3, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    They are fkn scum. They have added a debt to my credit history for a company which I have never even had an account with.
    They are a disgrace to society
  • Anonymous
    October 2, 2018
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Caller: Panthera

    Gronks.
  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    scam spam
  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    panterra.
  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2018
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Caller: Pantera Finance

    Calling before 8am, after 8pm. It’s Pantera Finance & they just keep using new numbers & relentlessly. This kind of harassment should be illegal... especially when money is not owed OR explanation has been given.
  • Anonymous
    August 20, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Mr Josh like call me day and night lol blood Panter finance manager
  • Gordon Beaufort
    August 18, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Pantera finance

    Asked personal details wouldnt reply to questions.

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