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Finance

Credit card providers on notice

Credit card providers have vowed to improve their practices in the wake of a damning report that found more than one in six consumers were struggling with debt.

Finance

Super fund safeguards sought

ASIC urges new rules for self-managed funds to protect consumers and their retirement nest eggs.

News

Super trustees raking in your money

Super funds are charging billions to invest your retirement nest eggs, yet some fees are higher than returns and some board trustees are each getting $100,000 a year to attend meetings.

Finance

What new bank code will do for you

The banks are on a mission to restore consumer faith in a battered sector with a new code of conduct.

Credit Cards

We’re drowning in credit card debt

Australia’s credit card balance is about $45 billion and one in six people are struggling with their debt, according to an ASIC report.

News

ASIC chief addresses ‘trust deficit’

Trust in directors, auditors, mortgage brokers and financial planners must be restored, forum told.

News

ASIC backflips on super regulations

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has responded to feedback from the industry and will appoint an external expert to review fee transparency for super and managed investment schemes.

Insurance

Are super savings going up in smoke?

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has urged superannuation trustees to change the way they apply default insurance settings.

News

Debt management firms in the gun

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has started a crackdown on misleading advertising by debt management firms, fining one and ordering others to remove false claims.

News

ASIC warns of new trust fund scam

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is urging the public to be wary of cold callers claiming that their investment proceeds have been stopped by ASIC.

Banking & Investment

Is some of this $1.1 billion yours?

Money is just lying around in dormant bank accounts, life insurance, shares and other investments waiting to be claimed by rightful owners. Is some of it yours?

Finance

Watchdog to oversee finance sector

The big banks and AMP will fund a new statutory body that will mandate professional standards for financial advisers, in a move towards restoring faith in the financial advisory industry.

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