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ASIC bans Queensland financial adviser

ASIC bans Queensland financial adviser

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission on Thursday said that Ian Victor Haisman of Beenleigh had been providing templated advice not tailored to his clients' individual circumstances, needs and financial goals.

Gold Coast director and property developer sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment

Gold Coast director and property developer sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment

“Owing investors approximately $9 million (17-246MR). Many of the investors were pensioners and were approached by telemarketing or word of mouth. Investors were convinced to borrow against their homes and were told that their money would be used to develop property in Tasmania. Instead, the money paid by investors was used to pay back interest owed to other investors, payments to employees, cash withdrawals and transfers to personal bank accounts.”

When Self Managed Super Funds Go Wrong!

When Self Managed Super Funds Go Wrong!

The Australian housing market is currently in a time of downturn, dropping 4.8% in the last year. In context, that’s the most significant fall since the Global Financial Crisis. While a slip in the market will affect many homeowners to some degree, those who have purchased investment property through a self-managed super fund (SMSF) may be especially at risk.

ASIC commences civil penalty proceeding against Westpac for poor financial advice

ASIC commences civil penalty proceeding against Westpac for poor financial advice

ASIC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Westpac Banking Corporation in relation to alleged poor financial advice provided by one of its former financial planners, Mr Sudhir Sinha.

ASIC permanently bans former authorised representative Michael Taylor from providing financial services

ASIC permanently bans former authorised representative Michael Taylor from providing financial services

ASIC has permanently banned Queensland financial adviser Mr Michael Gordon McIlwraith Taylor from providing financial services. Mr Taylor was an authorised representative of Morgans Financial Limited from 10 March 2004 until 21 September 2015.

ASIC bans former Suncorp Financial Services financial adviser for four years

ASIC bans former Suncorp Financial Services financial adviser for four years

ASIC has banned Queensland financial adviser Gerald Grubwinkler from providing financial services for four years. ASIC found that Mr Grubwinkler failed to act in his clients' best interests when providing advice on superannuation and insurance.

Former financial adviser permanently banned for dishonest conduct

Former financial adviser permanently banned for dishonest conduct

ASIC has permanently banned Mr Grant Desmond Taylor, of Montmorency, Victoria from providing financial services after finding he engaged in dishonest and deceptive conduct towards his clients. ASIC also found that Mr Taylor was not of good fame or character.

MEDIA RELEASE: How To Check You Financial Advisors Credentials

Banking Royal Commission wastes no time to highlight extend of problems with banking and the advice sector. 

ASIC acts against Melbourne-based financial services and credit business

ASIC acts against Melbourne-based financial services and credit business

The Federal Court of Australia has made interim orders restraining Financial Circle Pty Ltd (Financial Circle) from engaging in a number of activities including carrying on a financial services business, providing financial advice or entering into credit contracts.

ASIC Permanently Bans South Australian Financial Adviser

ASIC Permanently Bans South Australian Financial Adviser

ASIC has permanently banned Mr Robert Pryor Smith, of West Lakes, South Australia from providing financial services on the basis that he is not of good fame or character.