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Government offers guidance provision relief
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
Company directors will not be liable for missing financial guidance targets for the next six months, after the government temporarily amended continuous disclosure provisions to help firms through COVID-19.
Kyckr to raise $10m, rich lister on board
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
The ASX-listed regtech is raising $10 million to support international sales growth and product development, with existing investor and rich lister Richard White indicating support.
Adviser banned for five years
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
A financial adviser who cycled through seven AFSLs in nine years has been banned after ASIC found he provided poor SMSF advice and based insurance advice on the commission he'd receive.
High Court rules against Fortescue
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 25 MAY 2020
The High Court in London has lifted an interim injunction preventing news organisations from publishing details of price discounts offered in the low-grade iron ore market by Australian mining giant Fortescue Metals Group (FMG).
Blame put on businesses for JobKeeper error
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 25 MAY 2020
Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office have issued a joint statement in relation to the reporting error in the estimates of the number of employees likely to access the JobKeeper program.
Litigation funders will need AFSLs
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020
Litigation funders will be regulated under the Corporations Act and required to hold an Australian financial services licence, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced today.
Banks urged to step up
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe and APRA chair Wayne Byres have called on the big banks to support the Australian COVID-19 recovery, rather than their shareholders.
From fines to prosecution: The penalties are in
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2020
The Australian Taxation Office has provided insight as to the penalties that will apply to Australians who have accessed the Early Release of Super scheme despite not being eligible.
ASIC revokes AFSL suspension, cancels another
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2020
ASIC has cancelled the AFSL of a financial services provider and revoked its suspension of a separate AFSL.
Westpac admits to failures
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 18 MAY 2020
On Friday, Westpac filed its defence in the Federal Court in relation to proceedings brought by AUSTRAC regarding alleged breaches of anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws.
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