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Disgraced lobbyist charged
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUN 2020
A disgraced American lobbyist, businessman and movie producer, who was played by actor Kevin Spacey in a movie about his life, has been charged over his role in a fraudulent bitcoin scheme.
Crypto investment opportunities outright scams: ASIC
ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 25 JUN 2020
ASIC has reported an increase in investment scams during the COVID-19 pandemic, with most cryptocurrency "opportunities" in particular panning out to be outright scams.
ASIC refuses just 3% of AFSL relief applications
HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 2020
The corporate regulator refused just 3% of Australian financial services licence relief applications in the six month period that saw COVID-19 intensify.
ATO doubles down on fraud crackdown
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 2020
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) said it is building on its significant efforts, zeroing in on fraud and schemes designed to take advantage of the government's COVID-19 stimulus package.
Super funds face fresh data requirements
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 2020
The prudential regulator will request additional data from the country's super funds, in a bid to understand the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.
ASIC sues CBA, CFS over RC case
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 23 JUN 2020
ASIC is taking Commonwealth Bank and its wealth arm, Colonial First State, to task over $22 million in conflicted remuneration issues which it alleges ran up until June 30 last year.
ATO cracks down on ERS misuse
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 22 JUN 2020
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has cracked down on those misusing the Early Release of Superannuation scheme in a move that has been welcomed by the Industry Super Australia (ISA).
FIIG calls for taxation, regulatory overhaul
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020
FIIG Securities has called on the government to impose structural changes to the Australian taxation system to see fixed income fairly promoted across all investor groups.
Judgement delivered in binary options fraud
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020
The Federal Court of Australia has slapped a trading company with a $1.8 million fine, while two people have been barred from financial services for their involvement in the fraudulent binary options scheme.
APRA hands reins to ASIC in AUSTRAC case
ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUN 2020
APRA has delegated some of its enforcement powers to the corporate watchdog, as the two agencies continue their investigations into AUSTRAC's allegations against Westpac.
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