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AUSTRAC sues Westpac for ‘systemic’ money laundering failures
Financial Services 2019-11-20 10:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with a lawsuit by AUSTRAC for its alleged “systemic” failure to comply with anti-money laundering and counter terrorism finance laws. The […]

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CBA unit pleads guilty to 87 charges over insurance hawking
Insurance 2019-11-19 10:36 am By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s insurance division, CommInsure, has pleaded guilty to 87 criminal charges that it hawked life insurance products in unsolicited telephone calls, […]

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NAB says ‘significant’ penalties loom over money laundering breaches
Financial Services 2019-11-15 3:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The National Australia Bank faces the prospect of “significant monetary penalties” after self-reporting a potentially large number of money laundering and counter terrorism financing breaches […]

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CBA’s Colonial First State faces another superannuation class action
Class Actions 2019-10-18 10:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Commonwealth Bank’s wealth management unit Colonial First State has been hit with a second class action in as many days, this one alleging it charged […]

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CBA unit faces MySuper class action over delayed $3.2B funds transfer
Class Actions 2019-10-17 1:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

Commonwealth Bank subsidiary Colonial First State and former director Linda Elkins face a class action alleging the wealth management group breached its superannuation trustee duties […]

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APRA slaps Allianz with extra $250M capital requirement over risk management issues
Financial Services 2019-08-14 4:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

Insurance company Allianz Australia will need set aside an extra $250 million in capital until it strengthens its risk management, making it the fifth financial […]

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Fitch settles investor class action over credit ratings on toxic SCDOs
Exclusive 2019-07-19 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Fitch Ratings has agreed to settle the last of the investor class actions in Australia flowing from the global financial crisis, a court heard Friday. […]

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ASIC puts banks on notice after review shows ‘extremely poor value’ of credit insurance
Financial Services 2019-07-11 6:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

The corporate watchdog has warned “robust” enforcement action is on the cards for banks and lenders, after a review found consumer credit insurance policies to […]

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Law firms can push on with separate class actions against CBA under cooperation deal
Class Actions 2019-07-10 8:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

Rival law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald will be allowed to work together without consolidating their separate shareholder class actions against the Commonwealth […]

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Ex-CBA exec facing criminal charges ordered to hand over docs in US lawsuit
White Collar 2019-07-02 9:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former Commonwealth Bank executive facing criminal commercial bribery charges has been ordered to hand over a number of documents in a US lawsuit brought […]

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