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Wednesday 30 September 2015

15-274MR ASIC cancels ACI Broking WA and related entities' AFS licences

Following concerns about breaches of a number of reporting, financial and other financial services licensee obligations, ASIC has cancelled the Australian financial services licences (AFSL) of the following related companies:

  • ACI Broking (WA) Pty Ltd (ACI Broking WA)
  • ACI Broking (Vic) Pty Ltd
  • Assent Insurance Services Pty Ltd
  • Aurora Underwriting Agency Pty Ltd

Perth based ACI Broking WA's main business was providing insurance for commercial and Australian domestic clients and providing advice for risk management, insurance products and insurance placement.

ACI Broking WA and related entities failed to lodge audited financial accounts for FY2013 and FY2014 within the required timeframe and failed to report this breach to ASIC.

ACI Broking WA is a 100% owned subsidiary of Australian Consolidated Insurance Limited (ACIL) (in liquidation) and ACIL is 100% owned by Insured Group Ltd (IGL).

IGL was delisted from the main board of the New Zealand stock exchange, NZX Limited on 7 March 2014.

ASIC Commissioner John Price said 'Licensees should have an appropriate compliance culture. ASIC will act to remove companies from the insurance industry that fail to discharge the duties and obligations imposed upon them by the financial services laws.'

ACI Broking WA and related entities have the right to seek a review of ASIC's decision at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

ASIC's enquiries are continuing.

Background

The cancellations of these AFSL are effective 22 September 2015. 

Last updated: 30/03/2021 09:38