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ASIC Media Release

ASIC has today released the findings of its review of how Australia's largest financial advice firms have dealt with past poor advice and non-compliant advisers, including how these firms have dealt with affected customers.

The review—which forms part of ASIC’s broader Wealth Management Project—was focussed on the condu...

By Kwame Slusher




So who is Nick Giurietto?
I am Chief Executive Officer of ADCCA, the Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association. We are the Australian industry body for businesses investing in blockchain solutions, and exist to promote the responsible adoption of blockchain technology.

 

How did you get into digital currencies?
A friend gave me...

By Kwame Slusher

ACCC Media Release

15 March 2017

Fast-moving disruptive technologies and anti-competitive responses to those technologies by incumbent businesses are some of the key challenges facing consumer regulators, said Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims.

Addressing the Nation...

By Kwame Slusher

Tuesday 14 March 2017



Conflicts of Interest (COI) is a major issue, whether is features prominently in the media or not. At the recent GRCI Emerging Professionals Event, Sector Seven’s Deborah Latimer provided some fundamental solutions and potential tips on how COI in organisations can be tackled by compliance professionals.

Latimer told attendees that COI was now...

By Kwame Slusher





Binu Paul, founder Fintech start up in News Zealand, SavvyKiwi,  talks to the GRC Professional about about the robo-advice and the impact 


What is robo-advice? What is commonly misunderstood about robo-advice?
Any service that utilises technology to deliver some form of financial advice may be termed ‘robo-advice’.
 
Unfortunately, it's...

By Kwame Slusher




by Naomi Burley

Recently, the GRCI Board met to undertake its annual strategic planning day. One of the key questions on this day always centres around who our members are and what they need from us.
Planning for an organisation like the GRCI is a funny, dual-camp kind of process.

We’re an association of members who, when we first establ...

By Kwame Slusher

ACCC Media Release

 13 March 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Aveling Homes Pty Ltd (Aveling), a Perth-based home building company, for alleged misleading conduct and false or misleading representations.

The alleged conduct is in relation to...

By Kwame Slusher

Friday 10 March 2017



Last Friday, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) announced their world-first Fintel Alliance program, bringing together industry and financial intelligence units (FIU) with the aim of sharing financial intelligence and information about money laundering and potential terrorism funding.

The first phase of what is be...

By Kwame Slusher

Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, shares for the first time the lessons learnt from 2016 compliance assessments of reporting entities.  

The new report Insights from compliance assessments explains areas where reporting entities are performing ...

By Kwame Slusher

ACCC Media Release

9 March 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a final determination denying authorisation to 16 insurance companies to agree to a cap of 20 per cent on commissions paid to car dealers who sell their add-on insurance products.

“The ACCC is denying au...

By Kwame Slusher