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ACCC gives IOOF go ahead
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 15 DEC 2020
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given its blessing for IOOF to acquire MLC Wealth as the combined firm will face competition in all aspects of wealth management.
Financial services' biggest tax bills revealed
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 11 DEC 2020
How much did Challenger, Perpetual, UBS and J.P. Morgan pay in taxes? The Australian Taxation Office has released the latest numbers.
GE, Cheesecake Factory pursued for disclosure violations
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 11 DEC 2020
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has kicked off the festive season by cracking down on misleading disclosures about cashflow and profitability.
Mayfair 101 heads to mediation
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 11 DEC 2020
In what seems to be a win for the embattled business, the federal court has consented to Mayfair 101's request that a mediation be ordered in proceedings brought by ASIC.
Clive Palmer ramps up calls for Shipton's head
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 11 DEC 2020
Controversial businessman and leader of the United Australia Party Clive Palmer has mounted an advertising campaign calling for ASIC chair James Shipton to resign.
Design, distribution obligations guide released
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 DEC 2020
The regulatory guide on product design and distribution obligations for the financial services industry has been released.
US regulator, states sue Facebook
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 10 DEC 2020
Facebook appears unfazed by antitrust lawsuits filed by 46 US states and the Federal Trade Commission seeking to force the social media giant to divest key assets, labelling the actions 'revisionist history'.
ASIC takes iSignthis to court
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 8 DEC 2020
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched legal action against the technology company and its chief executive in the Federal Court for disclosure breaches.
Advisers should service cashed-up investors: FCA
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 DEC 2020
A comprehensive study of the UK's retail financial advice industry found that while it is slowly improving, a large gap exists to service consumers sitting on piles of cash.
Director charged with dishonest conduct
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 4 DEC 2020
The Melbourne Magistrates Court has charged a man with seven counts of dishonest conduct following a referral from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
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