SAFE has asked financial institutions to monitor for leveraged forex trading and blacklisted 43 FX firms amid signs that illegal capital outflows have been increasing.
A Singapore national was charged for providing money for terrorist purposes after he sent about $830 to an individual overseas who was said to have been facilitating terrorist acts.
The syndicate is said to have used fraudulently-obtained identities to steal millions of dollars from the superannuation and share trading accounts of innocent victims.
A code of ethics and code of conduct have been adopted by members of FinTechAlliance.ph prohibiting the harassment and shaming of delinquent borrowers.
ASIC is using its product intervention power to end a practice that has to date enabled payday lenders to charge fees up to 1000% of the loan amount.
The move is aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in the financial sector, which will also enhance consumer confidence.
Of 105 investigations and court actions underway against financial institutions at the end of July, 86 related to the big four banks and AMP.
AFCA ombudsman Shail Singh says legacy complaints will be assessed against laws, industry practices and applicable standards in force at the time of the misconduct.
A former baseball star and member of Japan’s Parliament was allowed to continue trading derivatives despite persistent margin shortfalls over about 9 months.
ASIC says last month’s federal court’s ruling in favour of Westpac creates uncertainty as to what is required for a lender to comply with its loan assessment obligations.