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ANZ and Westpac hit with junk insurance class actions
ANZ February 28, 2020 1:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon has expanded its Get Your Insurance Back campaign, launching class actions against ANZ and Westpac over allegedly worthless consumer credit insurance, just […]

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ASIC wins unconscionable conduct case against OTC derivatives issuer AGM Markets
Financial Services February 27, 2020 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has notched up a win against derivative issuer AGM Markets and two of its authorised representatives, with a court finding they engaged in misleading, […]

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Court blocks Clive Palmer’s bid to shut down class action funding
Class Actions February 26, 2020 3:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A company owned by mining magnate Clive Palmer has lost its bid to temporarily block funding for a class action over the troubled Coolum Palmer […]

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ASIC pans Wagyu and shiraz ‘thought experiments’ in Westpac home loan appeal
Financial Services February 25, 2020 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has criticised a Federal Court judge for his ‘thought experiments’ around prospective home loan applicants feasting on Wagyu beef and shiraz, as the regulator […]

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Former analyst pleads guilty to Big Un insider trading
White Collar February 25, 2020 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Maple Brown Abbott analyst has pleaded guilty to insider trading and communicating inside information in relation to $1.6 million in shares of collapsed […]

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TAL refutes ASIC claims, stands by denial of coverage for cancer patient
Insurance February 24, 2020 2:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Life insurer TAL has stood by its decision to deny coverage to a cancer patient, which landed it in hot with the Australian Securities and […]

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NAB’s ‘grossly deficient’ systems prompted ASIC’s second fees-for-no-service case, court hears
Financial Services February 18, 2020 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank’s “grossly deficient” systems and failure to swiftly bring its processes into compliance prompted ASIC to launch its second fees-for-no-service case against the […]

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ACCC cartel investigator admits ‘oversight’ in comfort letter to JPMorgan
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

An ACCC officer who was heading up a team investigating alleged cartel conduct by ANZ Banking Group and three investment banks has admitted that the […]

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Ex-Bellamy’s director Jan Cameron faces criminal charges over share disclosures
White Collar February 14, 2020 10:26 am By Christine Caulfield

Former Bellamy’s Australia director Jan Cameron has been charged by prosecutors after an ASIC investigation over her alleged failure to disclose her substantial stake in […]

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ACCC officer denies anything ‘sinister’ in examination of ANZ cartel witness
Competition & Consumer Protection February 12, 2020 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

During another day of cross-examination in a criminal cartel case against ANZ and two investment banks, a key ACCC officer was accused of lying about […]

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