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HARRISON WORLEY
As the Royal Commission superannuation hearings turned onto the final straight this week, commentators took to Twitter to have their say.
HARRISON WORLEY
The Royal Commission heard Australia's prudential regulator has banned one person for not being fit and proper since 2008 - after the law changed requiring APRA take the matter to court.
HARRISON WORLEY
The Royal Commission heard AMP incorrectly charged superannuation members more than $26 million in fees.
KARREN VERGARA
Colonial First State admitted to falling below community standards when it crafted poor communication to super fund members to dissuade them from moving to a cheaper default option. One financial adviser was banned in the process, the Royal Commission heard.
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