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Count Financial faces class action

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 4 SEP 2020
Class action proceedings have been filed against Count Financial, a former subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia after contravening its obligations under the Corporations Act. The proceedings filed by Piper Alderman in the Federal Court of Australia ...

AMP does not treat advisers fairly: Poll

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 1 SEP 2020
A new poll has revealed widespread disappointment in AMP's treatment of its aligned financial advisers in renegotiating Buyer of Last Resort (BOLR) agreements. Financial Standard polled roughly 250 people in the financial services industry, asking them ...

HESTA takes active approach to class actions

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 27 AUG 2020
HESTA has told the parliament it sees participation in class actions as a form of active ownership. The super fund said it participates in class actions to recover losses but also as a means of encouraging better standards of corporate governance and ...

Facebook, Google face crypto class action

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 AUG 2020
Sydney-based law firm JPB Liberty has filed a class action against Facebook and Google for the losses suffered by Australian cryptocurrency providers after their bans on cryptocurrency advertising. JPB Liberty is seeking damages for the losses the cryptocurrency ...

Westpac ditches dividend

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 18 AUG 2020
Westpac has become the first of the big four banks to not deliver a dividend in its first half results as it reported a net profit of $595 million and revealed it anticipates further enforcement action from ASIC. Westpac chief executive Peter King said ...

Class announces $4.2m acquisition

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 13 AUG 2020
Class announced that it has executed an agreement to buy 100% of Assuriti (Smartcorp) for $4.2 million as it reported a 15% increase in FY19 operating revenue. The acquisition compromises an upfront cash payment of $2.73 million upon completion, plus ...

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to face fresh class action

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 11 AUG 2020
Enrolments in a fresh class action against Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on behalf of investors in the Great Southern managed investment scheme are being finalised this week. EQ Legal director Sasha Ivantsoff told Financial Standard that 850 entities including ...

AMP, CBA, Westpac face potential class action

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 11 AUG 2020
The financial advice arms of AMP, Commonwealth and Westpac are all facing a potential class action from law firm Piper Alderman. The law firm is calling on any customers who have acquired, renewed or continue to hold a financial product on recommendation ...

ASIC puts investment managers on notice over valuations

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 AUG 2020
The corporate regulator is ramping up its focus on reviewing valuation practices amongst investment managers to ensure they are reliable during the pandemic. ASIC's Interim Corporate Plan 2020/21 is reminding entities to ensure that the valuations of ...

Class action over YouTube fundie fallout

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020
UK investment giant Hargreaves Lansdown is facing a potential class action over its alleged promotion of Neil Woodford's funds. The Woodford Equity Income Fund was spectacularly wound up after its namesake star fundie Neil Woodford offered an emotional ...