The laptop's days as the flyer's weapon of choice look just about over.
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams Authorities are investigating members of an alleged "fake debt bankruptcy fraud ring" accused of using sham debts to shield millions of dollars in assets from Timbercorp creditors and investors.
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams For Timbercorp, the key to moving product was 'inciting' financial planners and accountants to push the schemes on their clients – with the help of fat commissions and a range of other...
Adele Ferguson The success or failure of the Murray inquiry's recommendations will depend on the government, the industry and the regulator’s appetite for change.
Adele Ferguson A month after the Abbott government unveiled details of a national public register to track financial planners amid a crisis of confidence following a series of scandals, Treasury has watered the...
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams Days after losing the battle to dilute financial advice reforms, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is being accused of breaking a promise to victims of the fraud-ridden Trio Capital.
Adele Ferguson Timbercorp’s liquidators have applied to the court to remove Sydney insolvency specialist Andrew Wily as bankruptcy trustee of banned financial adviser Peter Holt.
Adele Ferguson The reshaping of the BHP Billiton empire, including its latest commitment to cut $US2.6 billion a year in costs and make other productivity gains, should be a clarion call to mining contractors that...
Adele Ferguson With its hardware business Masters struggling, Woolworths has got some serious soul-searching to do.
Adele Ferguson After losing the battle to windback financial advice laws, Senator Mathias Cormann will need to carefully consider how he reacts to a report from an industry working group into the professional,...
Adele Ferguson The Coalition was always on a kamikaze mission when it decided to back the big end of town over consumers amid a series of financial planning scandals that exposed series flaws in the system.
Adele Ferguson The Abbott Government has been dealt a major body blow. Its plans to wind back financial advice laws are in tatters after controversial Senators Jacqui Lambie and Ricky Muir decided to band together...
Adele Ferguson Gail Kelly’s resignation as boss of Westpac will deal a significant blow to the already poor number of female executive directors on the country’s top 100 listed companies.
Adele Ferguson Senator Nick Xenophon's question whether ANZ's role in Timbercorp and lack of due diligence was "reckless indifference or wilful ignorance" summed up the mood of an urgent hearing at a Senate inquiry...
Adele Ferguson In the past eight years more than 170 financial products representing $38 billion of investor money have been frozen, failed or were fraudulent.
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams ANZ chairman David Gonski has been asked to intervene and send a bank representative to an urgent Senate hearing called to investigate collapsed agribusiness spruiker Timbercorp and the bank’s...
Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams People who could lose everything fear they will never see the wood for the trees, write Adele Ferguson and Ruth Williams.
Adele Ferguson, Ruth Williams Michael Porret, who has a wife and young son, now owes $190,000 on his $80,000 Timbercorp investment.
Adele Ferguson The Commonwealth Bank might have escaped a royal commission into its scandal-ridden financial planning division but its chairman David Turner will be called to address “concerns” in a...
Adele Ferguson When comedian Shaun Micallef’s latest episode of Mad as Hell did a spoof on the scandal-ridden financial planning industry it was a signal that the shenanigans have become ingrained in the...
Adele Ferguson The decision to reject a bipartisan call for a royal commission into the CBA was always on the cards, but its reasoning was disappointing and shallow.