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IOOF unit fined $6M for financial adviser’s bad advice
Financial Services 2022-02-03 6:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit IOOF unit RI Advice with a $6 million penalty for failing to rein in an adviser who reaped hefty commissions for […]

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Money transfer business directors face jail in first criminal cartel sentencing of individuals
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-03 1:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The directors of two money transfer businesses will be the first individuals to be sentenced for criminal cartel offences after pleading guilty Thursday to charges […]

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Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest launches private criminal case against Facebook over crypto scam ads 
White Collar 2022-02-03 3:12 pm By Sam Matthews

Australian mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has filed private criminal proceedings against Facebook over cryptocurrency investment scams that used his name and image. In proceedings […]

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Judge questions if ASIC’s proposed $6M penalty against IOOF unit has enough sting
Financial Services 2022-02-01 4:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has raised concerns about a $6 million penalty proposed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission against IOOF unit RI Advice for failing […]

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In class action defence, Tyro says businesses should have accepted cash during EFTPOS outage
Class Actions 2022-02-01 9:58 pm By Sam Matthews

Fintech Tyro has hit back at a class action brought on behalf of retailers who were unable to process payments because of a days-long terminal […]

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AMP unit settles retired planner’s suit over $1M buyout deal
Financial Services 2022-02-01 2:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A subsidiary of AMP has settled a retired financial planner’s lawsuit accusing the company of using “unfair tactics” to avoid coughing up close to a […]

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In ME Bank case, ASIC argues clock doesn’t run on serious corporate crime
White Collar 2022-01-31 7:44 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is challenging a ruling that threw out half the criminal charges against direct bank Members Equity, arguing the statute […]

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Ashurst recruits financial regulation heavyweight from Clayton Utz
Financial Services 2022-01-31 7:17 pm By Sam Matthews

Ashurst has bolstered the ranks of its financial regulation team with the appointment of long-serving Clayton Utz partner Narelle Smythe, who joins the firm’s team […]

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Westpac wins freezing order over sale of Papas’ girlfriend’s Sydney home
Financial Services 2022-01-25 4:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has issued a worldwide freezing order over the assets of Bill Papas’ partner, which includes the proceeds of the $1.13 million sale […]

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Mayfair 101 appeals $30M judgment in ASIC’s misleading advertising case
Financial Services 2022-01-24 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Embattled investment group Mayfair 101 is challenging a judge’s decision last month to slug it with a $30 million penalty for engaging in misleading and […]

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