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ME Bank acquisition receives green light

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
The federal government has approved the Bank of Queensland's acquisition of ME Bank, which was formerly owned by industry superannuation funds. ME Bank will officially become part of the BOQ group. The two firms said they will continue to operate ...

ASIC takes on NAB for fee-for-no service breaches

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
The corporate regulator is fighting tooth and nail to make National Australia Bank pay a hefty penalty for charging customers fees in return for no service. In the Federal Court this morning, ASIC representative Christopher Archibald QC recalled the ...

Chief economist update: It's raining jobs

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
"It's raining men! Hallelujah! It's raining men!" -The Weather Girls Australian 'men' (and women) at work' that is. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS): "Employment increased by 115,000 people in May, following the 31,000 ...

AAT dismisses adviser ban appeal

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021
A former RI Advice Group financial adviser's appeal to overturn his permanent banning order has been dismissed by the appeals tribunal. Robert Hutchison was permanently banned from the industry in 2017 after an ASIC investigation found that he funneled ...

Chief economist update: The (dot) plot thickens

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021
The Fed has spoken and Wall Street didn't like what it heard and saw (in the dot plots). US equities painted the board red, with all benchmark indices closing on the down low, while yields on 10-year US Treasuries went on the up and up. This is ...

FPA to manage $1.5m scholarship mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
The federal minister for women has awarded the Financial Planning Association of Australia a mandate to deliver $1.5 million worth of scholarships. The scholarships, which are part of the Women's Leadership and Development Program, aim to assist more ...

James Mawhinney files appeal

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
Embattled Mayfair 101 founder James Mawhinney is maintaining his innocence, fighting his 20-year ban from soliciting and receiving funds in relation to financial products. Mawhinney has retained Roberts Gray Lawyers and has lodged an appeal with the ...

Advisers win annual renew law relief

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JUN 2021
The federal government will introduce a carve out to help financial advisers to meet their ongoing fee disclosure obligations. Senator Jane Hume announced this evening that advisers will have 60 days to provide clients an estimate of fees they will ...

Chief economist update: US inflation may not be as transitory as the Fed believes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 JUN 2021
... accordingly. How else does one explain the US equity market's opposing reaction to the two most important indicators the Fed watches in determining its next policy move only a month apart? Wall Street rallied last month when the US Bureau of Labor ...

Chief economist update: Deflated expectations lift deflation expectations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
Inflation? What inflation? We need inflation. While many, if not most, of its central bank peers - led by the Fed -- are pushing back against inflation concerns, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) cannot seem to drive growth in the country's consumer prices ...
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