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Judge scolds Linchpin liquidators for ‘unsatisfactory’ conduct in class action
Class Actions 2021-08-20 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised the liquidators of collapsed financial group Linchpin Capital after they failed to inform the court whether they intended to defend class […]

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‘Just a hope and a dream’: Judge threatens to toss ex-Linchpin director’s appeal of ASIC ban
Financial Services 2021-08-20 4:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has blasted an ex-Linchpin director’s delay in appealing a five-year disqualification ordered by ASIC and threatened to dismiss the appeal after he failed […]

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Halifax auditors fined $50,000 for criminal breaches
Accounting 2021-08-18 5:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former auditors of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2008 collapse left around $200 million in client funds trapped, have been hit with $50,000 in […]

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IOUPay granted relief for compliance bungle on 20 million share issuance
Financial Services 2021-08-18 4:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Fintech software solutions company IOUPay has been granted relief from the court after issuing 20 million shares without lodging a cleansing notice with the Australian […]

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Use of CBA app for notice of $7M penalty in ASIC case not appropriate, judge says
Financial Services 2021-08-16 2:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to order Commonwealth Bank of Australia to publish notice of a $7 million penalty in a case brought by ASIC on […]

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Bank of Queensland’s small business contracts were unfair, court finds
Financial Services 2021-08-13 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Small business owners who turned to the Bank of Queensland for financial assistance were subject to unfair contract terms that created a “significant imbalance” in […]

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Forum directors funnelled millions to buy luxury cars, jewellery and racehorses, court told
Financial Services 2021-08-11 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has released further details of its fraud claim against Bill Papas, founder of the Forum Group of Companies, painting a picture of an elaborate […]

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Senate passes controversial changes to continuous disclosure laws
Policy and Regulation 2021-08-10 6:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Controversial legislation advanced by the Morrison government that will weaken the country’s continuous disclosure laws and make it harder to bring shareholder class actions has […]

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TerraCom files court action to keep PwC report from ASIC investigators
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-09 2:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mining company TerraCom has asked a court to rule on the privilege status of a report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, produced in reponse to “serious allegations” by […]

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Financial fraudster dodges conviction following ASIC investigation
Financial Services 2021-08-09 2:54 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former director of Sydney financial planning practice Hillross Bella Vista has been conditionally released without a conviction recorded after pleading guilty to falsifying documents […]

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