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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 bans financial adviser for 4 years

ASIC bans financial adviser for 4 years

ASIC has banned financial adviser Mr Graeme Ashley Cowper, of Oatley, NSW, from providing financial services for 4 years after an investigation found he was not adequately trained or competent to provide financial services.


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 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.

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.

WARNING! Potential SMSF Investors At Risk

WARNING! Potential SMSF Investors At Risk

Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) investors need to be made aware of a scheme that is being promoted across the country. Investors are being advised to borrow to buy off-the-plan property, misleadingly offering high rewards and promising little to no risk.  For many, this has ended in unnecessary financial losses.

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.

ASIC has banned financial adviser Lawrence Toledo from providing financial services for seven years.

ASIC has banned financial adviser Lawrence Toledo from providing financial services for seven years.

ASIC has banned financial adviser Lawrence Toledo from providing financial services for seven years.