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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.

Fees for No Service

Fees for No Service

The Royal Commission is gaining a lot of momentum due to the misconduct by financial advisors around Australia. Our consumer advocate Bernie Ripoll is here to discuss the Royal Commission and what to do in the case that you were charged “fee’s for no service.” 

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.

ASIC bans Queensland financial adviser from financial services industry for 7 years

ASIC bans Queensland financial adviser from financial services industry for 7 years

ASIC has banned Mr Glenn William Connor from providing any financial services for the next seven years, after it was found that he had not complied with a financial services law.

ASIC bans mortgage broker from credit for three years

ASIC bans mortgage broker from credit for three years

Mr Wilkins was a mortgage broker and helped clients to arrange finance to purchase properties. ASIC found that on five occasions in June and July 2010, Mr Wilkins submitted loan applications on behalf of clients in which he deliberately overstated their savings by between about $130,000 and $179,000.

MEDIA RELEASE: What To Expect From Your Financial Planner

MEDIA RELEASE: What To Expect From Your Financial Planner

With the Royal Commission into the banking sector confirmed, it’s refreshing to know some financial industry professionals still put their clients’ interests first.

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.

Red Flags For Bad Advice

Red Flags For Bad Advice

The introduction of the Best Interest Duty in 2013 as part of the Future of Financial Planning reforms (FoFA) stipulates that financial planners must act in the best interest of their clients.  While the Best Interest Duty has had an overwhelmingly positive effect, there are still a number of financial advisers being reported by ASIC who have not been compliant, and consumers should be aware of what to look out for to avoid these rogue financial advisers.

Enforceable undertaking excludes Queensland financial adviser for five years

Enforceable undertaking excludes Queensland financial adviser for five years

ASIC has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from former Hart Ensole Pty Ltd representative, Dean Hartmann, after it was found that he failed to meet his financial advice obligations when dealing with his clients.