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Banned celebrity financial advisor Sam Henderson fined $10,000
Financial Services 2020-10-20 4:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former celebrity advisor and banking royal commission witness Sam Henderson has avoided jail time and been fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to dishonesty and defective […]

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Judge fines NAB $15M, questions ASIC’s ‘introducer’ investigation
Financial Services 2020-10-19 6:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slapped National Australia Bank with a $15 million penalty over its scandal-ridden home loan introducer program but slammed ASIC’s investigation into the program, saying there was no “real regulatory desire to pursue a thorough investigation as to what in truth occurred”.

Crown Resorts faces AUSTRAC investigation over potential money laundering breaches
AUSTRAC 2020-10-19 11:16 am By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts is the target of an investigation by AUSTRAC’s enforcement team in connection with its dealings with high-risk customers at its Melbourne casino. The […]

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ACCC alleges crane company entered cartel agreement with competitor
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-19 4:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Making good on its promise to crack down on anti-competitive conduct in the commercial construction sector, the ACCC has initiated proceedings against NQ Cranes alleging […]

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Game over for Monster Energy’s opposition to ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-19 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down Monster Energy’s opposition to Japanese software company Mixi registering the ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark in Australia for its popular video […]

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Judge backs ASIC plan to ban OTC binary options as issuers hit with $75M penalty
Financial Services 2020-10-16 4:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Over-the-counter derivative issuers AGM Markets, OT Markets and Oxifin Tech have been ordered to pay a total of $75 million in penalties after a ruling […]

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AUSTRAC won’t pursue Afterpay after auditor found it got bad legal advice
Financial Services 2020-10-14 1:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Financial crimes regulator AUSTRAC will not take legal action against Afterpay over its compliance with anti-money laundering laws, following an external auditor’s report that found […]

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ACCC hits sporting goods supplier with resale price maintenance case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-14 11:08 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has taken a major wholesale supplier of sporting goods to court for allegedly setting minimum prices for cycling and sporting goods in its […]

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In plea to court, Mayfair’s Mawhinney tries to salvage Mission Beach investments
Financial Services 2020-10-13 3:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the besieged Mayfair investment group will submit a new noteholder proposal to the court in an effort to stave off the winding […]

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VW escapes ASIC responsible lending case with $4.7M remediation promise
Financial Services 2020-10-12 4:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has settled its responsible lending case against Volkswagen’s financial services unit with an undertaking from the car financier to […]

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