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by Kristi • 6 Jul 2009
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Industry pushes for government securities guarantee extension

by Staff Reporter • 6 Jul 2009
Last year, Treasurer Wayne Swan authorised the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM), which manages the... READ MORE

'Magic' mortgage calculator banned

by Staff Reporter • 25 Jun 2009
ASIC revealed yesterday that Whyte Corporation had contravened the Australian Securities and Investments Commission... READ MORE

Stamp duty's days numbered

by Staff Reporter • 22 Jun 2009
A conference held by the Henry tax review last week saw international and Australian tax economists call for the... READ MORE

Obama brings financial regulation up to speed

by Staff Reporter • 19 Jun 2009
The transformation will be “on a scale not seen since the reforms that followed the Great Depression”... READ MORE

Calls for banking regulation review

by Staff Reporter • 17 Jun 2009
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon yesterday called on the government to “stop talking the talk and start... READ MORE

The price of advice

by Staff Reporter • 12 Jun 2009
Fee-based broking is back on the agenda – and looks set to stay there. According to Smartline director Joe Sirianni,... READ MORE

Originator launches non-genuine savings 90pc LVR

by Staff Reporter • 2 Jun 2009
The Freedom NGS 90 requires a minimum deposit of 10 per cent however unlike genuine savings requirements the deposit... READ MORE

Government urged to facilitate better market competition

by Staff Reporter • 21 May 2009
In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry, the industry body for mutuals Abacus said the government needed to... READ MORE

Consumer sentiment rocked by government deficit

by Staff Reporter • 21 May 2009
The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment slipped by 4.3 per cent in May to be just 2.3 per cent... READ MORE

ASIC announces new dispute resolution schemes

by Staff Reporter • 19 May 2009
Under the key changes announced yesterday, all external dispute resolution (EDR) schemes will be required to deal... READ MORE

ASIC email a hoax

by Staff Reporter • 18 May 2009
The fraudulent email was sent late Friday night from a webmail account that implied the sender was an ASIC Ombudsman.... READ MORE

Challenging times make industry convention a must

by Staff Reporter • 26 Apr 2009
According to the MFAA, strong broker interest in the industry’s annual convention – to be held from June 3-5 on... READ MORE

Originator launches sub-5pc rate

by Staff Reporter • 23 Apr 2009
The product is the latest in a string of new releases from the originator launched to offer brokers a competitive... READ MORE

MFAA disciplinary system wins ACCC backing

by Staff Reporter • 23 Apr 2009
ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said yesterday that the ACCC had granted conditional authorisation to the MFAA to... READ MORE
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