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Queensland-based AFSL suspended
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 10 SEP 2019
... services covered by its licence. Financial Options has since applied for membership with Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). Financial Options' licence has been suspended until 26 February 2020 - that period should allow time for the firm ...
ASIC approves name and shame rules
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 27 AUG 2019
The corporate regulator has given the Australian Financial Complaints Authority the green light to name financial services companies and superannuation funds in its determinations. In deciding to disclose names, ASIC said this will help identify conduct ...
AFCA looks to expand senior ranks
KRISTI CHENG  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUL 2019
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is on the hunt for a new chief operating officer. The successful applicant will work with other ombudsmen and senior executives to develop and execute the organisational strategy and initiatives necessary ...
AFCA delivers $83 million win
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2019
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has collected over $83 million for consumers and small businesses in just six months. In its first six months of operations, AFCA received over 35,000 complaints and 60% of those have already been resolved. ...
Sydney advice firm loses AFSL
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUL 2019
... and Management in suspension saying the firm had failed to obtain membership of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) and had breached its financial reporting and audit obligations. The suspension took effect at the end of March and ASIC ...
ASIC approves AFCA rules change
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 18 JUN 2019
ASIC has approved changes to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority rules for legacy complaints. The ASIC approval gives effect to the AFCA authorisation condition introduced by the government earlier this year. Under the government's additional ...
New AFCA remit not enough: Law firm
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 17 JUN 2019
A law firm has approached the Treasury with concerns the reforms made to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority after the Royal Commission are flawed and need urgent amendment. In February, the Federal Government expanded AFCA's remit to give ...
AFCA seeks to strengthen leadership
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2019
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) is recruiting for a number of newly-created senior roles. Chief ombudsman and chief executive David Locke will appoint a deputy chief ombudsman and general counsel. The new leadership roles will be ...
ASIC to strengthen complaints handling
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
... should view it as an opportunity to redress the issue before it is escalated to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). AFCA has welcomed ASIC's announcement that it will strengthen complaints handling within financial firms. AFCA chief ...
Name and shame super sectors: AIST
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 6 MAY 2019
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees wants Australian Financial Complaints Authority to report which superannuation sectors are most complained about. In a submission to AFCA's consultation paper on proposed arrangements for comparative ...
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