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Cryptic coin offerings

Australian law prohibits misleading or deceptive conduct in a range of circumstances, including  in connection with financial services, and in relation to a financial product.

emma and DBM partner to deliver Australia’s most comprehensive source of consumer data for the financial services industry

DBM’s Consumer Atlas to incorporate emma audience data providing world-class insights into media consumption, consumer attitudes, intentions and behaviours towards financial institutions.

ASIC acts against misleading Initial Coin Offerings and crypto-asset funds targeted at retail investors

ASIC has taken action to stop several proposed initial coin offerings or token-generation events (together, ICOs), targeting retail investors. 

ASIC requires compliance with restrictions on use of ‘independent’

ASIC is continuing to monitor the financial advice industry’s use of restricted terms ‘independent’ and ‘independently owned’, taking steps to intervene when it identifies concerns.

Fox Symes pays $37,800 for misleading advertising

ASIC has issued three infringement notices to debt management firm Fox Symes and Associates for making potentially misleading statements in its advertising.

Wealth creation property spruiker made false or misleading representations

The Federal Court has found that We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its sole director, Rick Otton, made false or misleading representations in promoting a number of wealth creation strategies involving real estate, following ACCC action.

Misleading claims by debt management firms targeted by ASIC

Capital Debt Solutions Australia has paid an infringement notice of $10,800, and Debt Assist Aust and Bankruptcy Experts have removed misleading statements online, following an ASIC crackdown on misleading advertising by debt resolution firms.

Payday lenders fined $730,000 for diamond trading 'sham'

Following ASIC action, the Federal Court has fined payday lenders a total of $730,000 for breaching consumer credit laws by engaging in credit activities without holding an Australian credit licence.

Financial planning advisor reacts to concerns by ASIC

Mr Stephen Burgin, an authorised representative of Interprac Financial Planning, closed his website steveburgin.com.au in response to concerns raised by ASIC.

Findex Group Limited and Financial Index Australia Pty Ltd pay $21,600 in penalties

Findex Group Limited and Financial Index Australia Pty Ltd have each paid a $10,800 penalty following the issuing by ASIC of infringement notices for potentially misleading claims on the Findex website.

ASIC issues warning about Titantrade.com

ASIC is warning the public not to click on any advertising being marketed under the brand ‘Titantrade’, a website by which trading in binary options is being offered.