Adviser negligence

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.”

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 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 bans Victorian financial adviser for three years

ASIC bans Victorian financial adviser for three years

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has banned financial adviser Julie Hamilton from providing financial services for three years for failing to act in her clients' best interests.

Financial advice firm to pay $1 million penalty for breach of best interests duty

Financial advice firm to pay $1 million penalty for breach of best interests duty

The Federal Court has imposed a civil penalty of $1 million against Melbourne-based financial advice firm NSG Services Pty Ltd (currently named Golden Financial Group Pty Ltd) (NSG) for breaches of the best interests duty introduced under the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

Former Victorian financial adviser banned for forgery

Former Victorian financial adviser banned for forgery

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has permanently banned financial adviser Koresh Daniel Houghton from providing financial services because he had engaged in misleading, deceptive and dishonest conduct and failed to act in his clients' best interests when providing advice.

John Dimitropoulos permanently banned by ASIC from financial services and credit in connection with property and SMSF spruiking

John Dimitropoulos permanently banned by ASIC from financial services and credit in connection with property and SMSF spruiking

Mr Dimitropoulos' banning arises from ASIC's ongoing investigation into a property and self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) promoting group, which includes the companies formerly called Heritage Financial Solutions Australia Pty Ltd (in liq) (Heritage Financial Solutions) and Sunpac Finance Pty Ltd (Sunpac Finance).

ASIC has banned Daniel Gerard Manley from providing financial services for five years.

ASIC has banned Daniel Gerard Manley from providing financial services for five years.

ASIC has banned Daniel Gerard Manley from providing financial services for five years.

ASIC permanently bans former Queensland financial adviser Neil Bruce Trower

ASIC permanently bans former Queensland financial adviser Neil Bruce Trower

ASIC has permanently banned former financial adviser Neil Bruce Trower from providing any financial services.