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ASIC not recommending general advice change

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021
ASIC has confirmed it will not be recommending changing the label of 'general advice', after independent research commissioned by the regulator found such a move is unlikely to prevent consumer confusion.

Westpac to face court over insider trading

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021
ASIC has commenced civil proceedings against Westpac for insider trading on a $12 billion deal with AustralianSuper and a group of IFM entities.

Managed funds coped with COVID-19: ASIC

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 30 APR 2021
An ASIC review of retail managed funds found that they effectively coped with the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Former Australian Unity adviser banned

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 29 APR 2021
A former authorised representative of Australian Unity Personal Financial Services was handed a five-year ban for telling clients MySuper options are more expensive and to opt out of the products.

Queensland bans Dollarmites

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 27 APR 2021
The Sunshine State is joining Victoria and the nation's capital in banning the Commonwealth Bank's school-banking program.

IOOF licensees to take remedial action

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 26 APR 2021
IOOF will take remedial action after ASIC found a significant proportion of Bridges and RI Advice clients were at risk of financial detriment.

ASIC opens breach reporting consultation

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 22 APR 2021
The corporate regulator is seeking stakeholder feedback on updates to draft guidance on breach reporting reforms that aim to reduce industry misconduct.

Former adviser pleads guilty over million-dollar super theft

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 22 APR 2021
Victorian-based Ahmed Saad has pleaded guilty after previously being charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception for his role in an illegal retail superannuation scheme.

Government merges advice reviews

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
The federal government will fold the 2022 Life Insurance Framework Review into the Quality of Advice Review, taking over the responsibilities from ASIC.

Government opens consultation on key advice reforms

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 19 APR 2021
The federal government has released draft legislation outlining the function of ASIC's Financial Services and Credit Panel as the single disciplinary body for financial advisers.