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Citigroup facing $300,000 lawsuit over alleged conflicted financial advice
Financial Services 2022-04-06 5:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Citigroup customer has hit the bank with a lawsuit alleging it gave her conflicted financial advice to invest most of her savings in “risky” […]

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Major banks hit back at rate-rigging class action, argue claims are barred
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-04 9:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Five major banks including JPMorgan, Citibank and UBS have denied all wrongdoing in a class action accusing them of entering a cartel agreement to rig […]

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Ill-fated cartel case shows ACCC should stay out of financial markets, ex-Deutsche Bank CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 7:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CDPP’s decision to drop all criminal cartel charges against two banks and four individuals in a “test case” over a $2.5 billion ANZ share […]

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Charges dropped in landmark criminal cartel case over $2.5B ANZ share placement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

In a stunning reversal, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution has dropped all criminal cartel charges against two investment banks and four individuals in relation […]

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ACCC staff training ‘inadequate’ during bank cartel probe, court hears
Financial Services 2021-12-10 3:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer has been grilled on whether staff training on criminal cartel investigations was “inadequate” while the competition regulator ran a cartel probe […]

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ACCC trying to ‘fit a square peg into a round hole’ with bank cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC has been accused of running a “experimental test case” that tries to fit the shares market within the scope of the Competition and […]

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‘Don’t panic’: JPMorgan boss tried to allay bank exec’s fears over shortfall, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-02 9:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

JPMorgan Australia chairman Rob Priestley told Citigroup and Deutsche Bank executives not to “panic” about picking up a shortfall in the sale of ANZ shares, […]

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ACCC pressured ASIC to drop investigation into JPMorgan, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-01 8:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer tried to dissuade ASIC from investigating alleged insider trading by JPMorgan because of fears it would “upset” the competition regulator’s criminal […]

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ACCC updated policies on witnesses after ‘flawed’ bank cartel probe, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior ACCC officer was probed Tuesday on whether the competition regulator updated its guidelines for taking witness statements in July in response to criticism […]

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ACCC approves NAB’s $1.2B acquisition of Citi’s consumer business
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-25 2:55 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the green light to the National Australia Bank’s proposed $1.2 billion acquisition of Citigroup’s Australian consumer business, […]

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