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CommInsure charged with hawking offences

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Life insurer CommInsure has been charged with 87 counts of offering to sell insurance products in the course of non-compliant unsolicited telephone calls.

In a statement, ASIC alleged that between October and December 2014, CommInsure, through its agent, telemarketing firm Aegon Insights Australia Pty Ltd (Aegon), unlawfully sold life insurance policies known as Simple Life over the phone.

CommInsure then provided customer contact details to Aegon from CBA’s existing customer database, ASIC said.

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ASIC also alleged that the calls to CBA customers were unsolicited, and that CommInsure did not comply with all of the hawking exceptions in section 992A(3) of the Corporations Act.

ASIC confirmed the maximum penalty for each of the charges is $21,250.

The matter has been listed for the first mention on 19 November 2019 at the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is prosecuting the matter.

 

CommInsure charged with hawking offences
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James Mitchell

James Mitchell

James Mitchell is the editor of the Wealth and Wellness suite of platforms at Momentum Media including Investor Daily, ifa, Fintech Business, Adviser Innovation and Wellness Daily.

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