Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Equity Trustees fined for misleading website

Reporter
— 1 minute read

ASIC has penalised Equity Trustees for potentially misleading conduct on a website promoting the Good Super superannuation fund.

Equity Trustees – the company responsible for issuing interests in the Good Super fund – has been issued a fine of $20,400 after ASIC found the website made claims that may mislead consumers, according to a statement from ASIC.

Como Financial Services, which was engaged by Equity Trustees to provide marketing and promotional services for the fund, was also fined the same amount.

Advertisement
Advertisement

ASIC’s concerns related to claims on the Good Super website offering to locate a customer’s “lost” superannuation.

“Consumers were also asked to elect whether to transfer all or some of the superannuation accounts found at the time they applied to join Good Super,” the statement said.

“However, the online search found not only ‘lost superannuation’, but in fact located all superannuation accounts held by consumers, including active superannuation accounts.”

ASIC also expressed concern that the Good Super website failed to provide relevant warnings in relation to rolling over superannuation benefits from their existing accounts, including the possibility of exit and withdrawal fees, future employer contributions and the loss of insurance entitlements.

Both companies were initially issued with infringement notices by ASIC, after which the Good Super website was amended.

 

Equity Trustees fined for misleading website
investordaily image
ID logo

related articles

  • Bendigo Bank launches $300m raise as profit plunges

    Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has opened a $300 million capital raise as the company has recorded a 28.2 per cent drop in profit year-on-year fo...

  • APAC braces for virus hit

    As the coronavirus death toll climbs, economies throughout the Asia Pacific are preparing for an impact greater than that of SARS. ...

  • QBE takes climate hit

    QBE has recorded a surge in profits but drawn the ire of shareholders who believe it has failed to act on climate change risks as unusual we...

promoted stories

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.