Financial Planning

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 NAB financial adviser

ASIC permanently bans former NAB financial adviser

ASIC has permanently banned Mr Max Kiattisak Eung (also known as Kiattisak Eungpongpan), of Tempe, New South Wales from providing financial services and engaging in credit activities.

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.

Banking Royal Commission - Making a claim and FOS

Banking Royal Commission - Making a claim and FOS

Hon. Bernie Ripoll, Consumer Advocate for Financial Rescue explaining the Financial Ombudsman Service as the Royal Commission starts its inquiry into financial advice. #banksRC

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 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.