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Former adviser banned after super theft

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
A former financial adviser that was sentenced to six years' prison in May has now been permanently banned by ASIC.

Criminal charges filed against CBA

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
ASIC has brought 30 criminal charges against Commonwealth Bank for mis-selling consumer credit insurance, with the bank to plead guilty.

ASIC provides licensing update

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021
ASIC has released its annual report on the number of Australian financial services licences (AFSLs) and Australian credit licences (ACLs) applied for and approved - revealing an increase in applications.

ME Bank faces criminal charges

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021
ME Bank has appeared in Federal Court, facing criminal charges for allegedly making false and misleading representations in letters to its home loan customers.

Former Vocus chair charged with insider trading

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021
A Uniti Group executive director and the former Vocus Group chair was charged with insider trading for dumping his Vocus shares after he knew an acquisition of the company was unlikely to go ahead.

PNG regulator denies Westpac Pacific sale

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 14 SEP 2021
Papua New Guinea's consumer regulator, the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC), has denied Westpac's sale of its Pacific business to Kina Bank.

ATO will not pursue erroneous JobKeeper payments

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
The Australian Tax Office announced it will not pursue businesses that took advantage of JobKeeper despite raking in large profits, nor will it ask small businesses to repay $180 million claimed in error.

Criminal charges in property investor collapse

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
The collapse of a property investment group, Members Alliance and Benchmark, has resulted in 72 criminal charges.

ASIC urged to act on common ownership

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 10 SEP 2021
Corporate regulator ASIC was slammed for its lack of oversight over common ownership and concentration at a parliamentary committee this morning.

Tax agent banned for dishonesty

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 10 SEP 2021
The Tax Practitioners Board has banned a Victoria-based tax agent for five years for dishonestly obtaining his registration and engaging in further misconduct.