Changes to life insurance commissions may reduce the incentive for advisers to churn customers through policies.
The life insurance industry has been put on notice about its commissions.
Successful rescue of a company is the ideal rather than the reality.
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The appointment of administrators too often leads to the demise of a company anyway. Salvaging rather than saving might be best.
Investors need to know if there is impairment of assets, but research shows firms don’t always disclose all the information they should about this.
Managers of well-known Australian companies are misleading investors by taking years to recognise asset impairments and not disclosing that information in financial reporting.
Research shows independent directors required by the ASX are not acting in shareholders best interest.
Research shows that having experienced shareholders that use swing trading on boards is better for business, than the independent directors required by the ASX.
Various scandals have forced the major parties in this election campaign to tackle policy on business and finance regulation.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
ASIC hopes it will lure fintech startups from Australia and Singapore to its innovation program.
Business Briefing: ASIC tries to prevent fintech startups from becoming scammers.
ASIC is teaming up with its Singaporean counterpart to encourage more fintech startups and dip its toe into the fast moving waters of the digital economy.
Stockbroker Oliver Curtis leaves at lunchtime with his wife Roxy Jacenko at the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney.
It doesn't matter how much Oliver Curtis and John Hartman stood to gain from insider trading, what matters is what we all lose from market tampering.
If consumers don’t like the way their mortgage brokers operates, they can shop around.
The ASIC inquiry into how mortgage brokers are paid won't do much to change an already competitive system.
Westpac Chief Executive Officer Brian Hartzer gave excuses for traders behaviour in regards to the BBSW benchmark.
With all the weight of evidence stacked against the banks in the case of BBSW benchmark, surely now is the time for the government to enforce regulation.
It may be the effect of the election but the regulation of banking in Australia appears to be descending into farce. Just last week, maybe in anticipation of adverse events to come, the Australian Financial…
Senator Sam Dastyari, who has been involved in scrutinising the banks, and former Commonwealth Bank employee turned whistleblower Jeff Morris.
Whistleblowers need better incentives, compensation and protection under Australian law, especially those in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
On Thursday, Bill Shorten was in Western Sydney promising a limited night ‘no-fly zone’ when the planned Badgerys Creek airport comes into operation.
When asked this week whether in retrospect she regretted the government trying to undo Labor's consumer protections, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer denied it had happened.
Customers have the most to gain out of a review of the powers of the Financial Services Ombudsman, which sits under ASIC.
Out of the many changes the federal government has made to ASIC, the review of the Financial Ombudsman will have the biggest impact on customers.
In announcing new money for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Treasurer and the Minister responsible Kelly O’Dwyer executed a synchronised back flip with tuck, declaring that “The…
Scott Morrison told a joint news conference with Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer that the banks would pay an additional $121 million to increase the resources of ASIC.
Scott Morrison has warned the banks not to pass on to customers the $120 million user-pays charge imposed on them to finance a strengthened Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Was Scott Morrison right about the powers of ASIC?
After Labor proposed a royal commission into the banking industry, Treasurer Scott Morrison said the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has all the powers of a royal commission and more. Is that right?
Can culture be regulated?
There are limitations to the narrative that more regulation can help tackle toxic bank culture.
ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft says the regulator ‘can’t look over everyone’s shoulder’.
Banks have had notice of these issues and failed to resolve them - it seems only fair that they should have to pay.
Bill Shorten’s recent performances have displayed a note of confidence.
Next week Malcolm Turnbull will briefly take one foot off the domestic treadmill for his first visit to China as prime minister, going to Shanghai as well as Beijing.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attending Westpac’s 199th birthday lunch in Sydney on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has given banks a bollocking for unethical behaviour, suggesting they have not repaid the support they received during the global financial crisis.