Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

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Adele Ferguson

ASIC floundering in stormy waters

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Adele Ferguson Banks owning wealth management operations as well as the sales channel creates an immense conflict.

Finance

Targets, bonuses, trips - inside the CBA boiler room

Simon Bosch

Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago Amid the fracas of the global financial crisis, 100 of Commonwealth Bank's top financial planners flew to Auckland for an annual three-day bash in honour of the bank's biggest earners.

Rogue CBA planners splashed cash at strip clubs, bank insiders claim

Planners

Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago CBA insiders claim rogue planners used company credit cards for big nights out, as planners say they were ‘‘hounded’’ to generate excess sales.

Planners

Senate launches inquiry into ASIC

ASIC

Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago The Senate will hold an inquiry into the corporate watchdog following revelations in Fairfax Media that the regulator took 16 months to act on information from whistleblowers about serious misconduct...

Watchdog in the firing line

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Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago Corporate watchdog will face Senate inquiry into its performance that is likely to embroil Commonwealth Bank and raise questions about effectiveness of new financial reforms.

Senate to launch inquiry into ASIC

ASIC

Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago The corporate watchdog will face a Senate inquiry following revelations in Fairfax Media that the regulator took 16 months to act on information from whistleblowers about serious misconduct inside...

ASIC

Rogue planners: Senate demands answers

cba

Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago The corporate watchdog will face a Senate inquiry into its performance that is likely to embroil the Commonwealth Bank and raise questions about the effectiveness of new financial reforms.

The bank, the whistleblowers, the regulator and the lost savings

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Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago SPECIAL: How the nest eggs of hundreds of retirees were placed, without permission, in high-risk products that generated big fees for the People’s Bank.

Adele Ferguson

Pressure on ASIC over CBA fraud

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Adele Ferguson Financial Resolutions Australia believes clients of CBA's financial planning arm may have a claim against ASIC.

Pressure on ASIC over CBA fraud

CBA

Adele Ferguson A group specialising in financial disputes has called on the corporate regulator to reopen all settlements for Commonwealth Bank planners where fraud has been proven or where they failed to...

CBA

Rogue planner kept job amid forgery allegations

CBA

Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago CBA was aware of forgery allegations by a key senior financial planner at least nine months before he resigned and four years before he was banned from the industry.

Bank tried to conceal damning documents

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Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago The Commonwealth Bank of Australia attempted to use ''legal privilege'' to conceal documents in the event of lawsuits by victims of banned financial planner Don Nguyen.

Planners

Bank tried to hide documents from victims of banned planner

Don Nguyen

Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago The Commonwealth Bank of Australia tried to use "legal privilege" to conceal documents in the event of lawsuits by victims of banned financial planner Don Nguyen.

Adele Ferguson

ASIC process in need of change

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Adele Ferguson A change in Canberra won't stop the call for an inquiry into the corporate regulator.

Banned CBA planners took charge of millions of dollars

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Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago Seven Commonwealth Bank financial planners who were banned by the regulator for misconduct are understood to have represented thousands of clients and managed hundreds of millions of dollars of their...

Regulation

Watchdog attacked over scandal

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Chris Vedelago and Adele Ferguson A senior Labor politician says ASIC is doing a 'crap job' of handling the CBA financial planning scandal.

CBA

Hockey's mother-in-law stung by rogue financial planners

Patricia Babbage

Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago Patricia Babbage still gets emotional when she thinks about her horrific experience at the hands of a financial planner employed by the Commonwealth Bank.

CBA

ASIC grilled over role in financial planning scandal

Senator Doug Cameron

Chris Vedelago and Adele Ferguson ASIC is facing renewed political pressure over its failure to act in the Commonwealth Bank financial planning scandal.

Whistleblowers

ASIC caned over tardy probe on CBA financials

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Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago and Ben Butler The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been lashed over its failure to investigate the claims of whistleblowers at the centre of Commonwealth Bank's financial planning scandal.

Hockey mother-in-law victim of bank adviser

Joe Hockey

Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago Patricia Babbage still gets emotional when she thinks about her horrific experience at the hands of a financial planner employed by the Commonwealth Bank.