ASIC bans NSW finance dealer, suspends brokerage




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ASIC bans NSW finance broker, suspends brokerage

ASIC has banned a NSW finance dealer from participating in credit score actions and suspended his firm for 2 years.

The regulator alleged that Parramatta dealer, Robin Raju, submitted to ASIC on September 25, 2022, a Credit score Licence Annual Compliance Certificates for his firm, Robin Raju & Associates (RRA), which contained “false or deceptive statements”.

This contravened the duty to behave effectively, actually, and pretty, in response to ASIC.

RRA, which included enterprise and finance brokers, practising accountants, chartered managers, and enterprise consultants has been working since 1989, in response to its Linkedin web page.

ASIC discovered that Raju contravened the Nationwide Shopper Credit score Safety Act 2009 (Credit score Act) and made a banning order that prohibits him participating in credit score actions for 2 years.

Moreover, ASIC discovered that RRA contravened the Credit score Act by failing to in truth reply questions on its Annual Compliance Certificates.

“Given the findings about Mr Raju, RRA doesn’t have a match and correct individual as its officer as required by the Credit score Act,” ASIC stated. “The RRA credit score licence has no impact whereas it stays suspended.”

Raju’s prohibition in opposition to participating in credit score actions and RRA’s licence suspension took impact on December 7, 2023.

Raju and RRA have the proper to enchantment to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a evaluate of ASIC’s selections.

Background

Part 80 of the Credit score Act permits ASIC to ban an individual from taking part within the credit score trade if the individual, amongst different issues, has contravened any credit score laws.

A banning order can, beneath part 81 of the Credit score Act, prohibit or limit an individual who participates within the credit score trade in particular methods.

Part 55 of the Credit score Act permits ASIC to droop or cancel a credit score licence if, amongst different issues, ASIC believes that the licensee can not fulfill the match and correct individual requirement. If the licensee is an organization, it won’t meet that requirement if its officer shouldn’t be a match and correct individual.

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