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NSW borrowers compare property tax costs amid new scheme

by Kate Aubrey • 17 Jan 2023
The first home buyer scheme, which came into effect 16 January, enables buyers to opt out of paying stamp duty in... READ MORE

Home Equity Access Scheme not a credit product: ASIC

by Annie Kane • 12 Jan 2023
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has said that financial planners can advise on the Home... READ MORE

Investors face tougher penalties for breaking foreign investment laws

by Adrian Suljanovic • 5 Jan 2023
Following up on the Albanese government’s election promise, the crackdown on investors shirking foreign investment... READ MORE

Debt administrator cops fine for predatory actions

by Kate Aubrey • 29 Dec 2022
The court found A&M Group “engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and undue harassment” or coercion... READ MORE

Deposit interception ‘a great way for a criminal to make money’,...

by James Mitchell • 23 Dec 2022
Speaking to The Adviser for its In Focus podcast, the shadow minister for cyber security and shadow minister for... READ MORE

Lower ASIC levies a ‘welcome Christmas present’

by Annie Kane • 21 Dec 2022
After the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) confirmed that its costs for regulating the broking... READ MORE

ASIC industry costs $2.2m less than forecast

by Annie Kane • 19 Dec 2022
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its 2021-22 annual dashboard outlining its... READ MORE

Payments times review welcomed, ombudsman says

by Kate Aubrey • 13 Dec 2022
The independent review of the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (the Act), which commenced on 1 January 2021, aims to... READ MORE

Downsizer age passes Parliament

by Kate Aubrey • 1 Dec 2022
Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 2) Bill 2022 has passed both houses of Parliament and awaits royal... READ MORE

Federal Court throws out ASIC’s case against CBA

by Kate Aubrey • 30 Nov 2022
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) alleged that between 1 June 2010 and 11 September 2019,... READ MORE

Qld’s building and construction board downsizes following review

by Kate Aubrey • 23 Nov 2022
A new board has been appointed to oversee the activities of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission... READ MORE

Calls to redesign mortgages to prevent financial abuse

by Kate Aubrey • 23 Nov 2022
The report, Designed to Disrupt by the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES), examined how the finance sector... READ MORE

Broking embraces government franchising transparency push

by Fabian Cotter • 21 Nov 2022
With many mortgage broker professionals plying their trade as part of a greater franchised aggregator network, both... READ MORE

Federal Court places travel ban on broker 

by Reporter • 17 Nov 2022
The orders came after the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) raised concerns that Usman Nadeem... READ MORE

ASBFEO calls for interest-free finance options for disaster-struck...

by Kate Aubrey • 15 Nov 2022
The Small Business Natural Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Inquiry report, tabled in Federal Parliament (10... READ MORE
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