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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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Linchpin liquidators get final chance to defend class action
Class Actions 2021-07-23 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the liquidators of Linchpin Capital a final chance to defend a shareholder class action before judgment is made against the collapsed financial services group and one of its subsidiaries.

Westpac’s profits relevant, judge says in imposing $3M fees-for-no-service penalty
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has been ordered to pay $3 million after two subsidiaries admitted misleading hundreds of superannuation customers about the financial adviser fees they were charged, a penalty that took into account the Big Four bank’s massive profits.

Judge lashes Forum Finance director’s failure to comply with court orders
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has issued an ultimatum to Forum Finance director Bill Papas for his “entirely unsatisfactory” conduct in failing to provide details of personal assets […]

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Greensill Capital likely insolvent one week before appointing administrators, report says
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-22 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Greensill Capital likely became insolvent on March 2, seven days before the Queensland-based financial services firm appointed administrators, the company’s liquidators have revealed. In a […]

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Westpac confirmed as largest Forum creditor, as administrators near sale of unit
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-21 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Administrators have lined up a buyer for a Forum Group entity, as a first creditors meeting confirms Westpac has the largest claim to any recoveries […]

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Full Court may decide critical question in superannuation class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a Maurice Blackburn-led class action against superannuation provider Colonial First State wants the Full Court to determine whether group members still […]

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Westpac wants to block Forum Finance director from leaving Australia
Financial Services 2021-07-20 3:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

With $254 million at stake, Westpac wants a court order blocking the business partner of Forum Group founder Bill Papas from leaving Australia, as Papas […]

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ASIC appeals ruling in case against payday lenders Cigno, BHF Solutions
Financial Services 2021-07-20 9:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

ASIC is challenging the dismissal of its enforcement action against payday lenders Cigno and BHF Solutions in a decision that found the companies did not […]

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Self-proclaimed financial guru Roger Munro pleads guilty to defrauding investors
Financial Services 2021-07-20 9:21 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Failed financial advisor Dr Roger Munro faces up to 12 years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud at the Brisbane District […]

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