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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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ANZ faces new class action over retrospective interest on credit cards
Financial Services 2021-11-30 4:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has been hit with a class action for having “unfair” terms in its credit card contracts that allegedly […]

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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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PwC strikes back in class action over $50M Axsesstoday prospectus
Class Actions 2021-11-30 6:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has hit back at a class action over a $50 million prospectus for Axsesstoday, filing a cross-claim against the asset finance […]

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Westpac faces $100M penalty in six ASIC cases over ‘widespread failures’
Financial Services 2021-11-30 9:10 am By Christine Caulfield

Banking giant Westpac has admitted to allegations in six new cases by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission alleging widespread compliance failures across multiple businesses, […]

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Courtenay House former director duped hundreds in $196M Ponzi scheme, ASIC says
Financial Services 2021-11-30 6:18 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former director of investment management fund Courtenay House is facing a slew of criminal charges after an investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments […]

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Judge approves $750,000 penalty against La Trobe Financial despite ‘considerable hesitation’
Financial Services 2021-11-29 11:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

La Trobe Financial Asset Management will pay just $750,000 for misleading investors in its 48 hour and 90 day notice accounts over a period of […]

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Vina Money Transfer to plead guilty in criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-29 10:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Money transfer business Vina Money Transfer and two of five individuals accused of fixing foreign exchange rates on millions of dollars transferred between Australia and […]

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Banksia judge made no allowance for ‘youth and inexperience’ of Mark Elliott’s son, appeal says
Appeals 2021-11-26 12:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who made findings against the son of the mastermind behind the Banksia class action scam may have formed strong views about the 27-year-old’s […]

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AMP’s bid to declass insurance class action ‘antithesis’ of interests of justice, court rules
Class Actions 2021-11-26 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Financial services company AMP has lost its bid to de-class representative proceedings brought on behalf of 1.5 million insurance customers. The Piper Alderman and Shine […]

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