ASIC blasts banks over breaches

Original article by James Frost, Misa Han
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 2 : 26-Sep-18

A report from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has criticised the length of time banks take to provide customers with a refund for misconduct. ASIC found that on average it takes banks more than five years to repay customers, while they also take an inappropriate amount of time to investigate and report breaches to the corporate regulator. ASIC has proposed much harsher civil and criminal penalties for misconduct in the financial services industry.

CORPORATES
AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION, AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MISCONDUCT IN THE BANKING, SUPERANNUATION AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, AMP LIMITED – ASX AMP, BANK OF QUEENSLAND LIMITED – ASX BOQ, BENDIGO AND ADELAIDE BANK LIMITED – ASX BEN, BANK OF QUEENSLAND LIMITED – ASX BOQ, CREDIT UNION AUSTRALIA LIMITED, GREATER BANK LIMITED, HERITAGE BANK LIMITED, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, SUNCORP GROUP LIMITED – ASX SUN, AUSTRALIAN BANKERS’ ASSOCIATION, FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL

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