Bankruptcy

Regulators continue jihad on practitioner compliance

COMMENT Presenting oneself as a fierce and tireless scrutiniser of insolvency practitioners is all the rage among the relevant regulators at the moment. The view among much of the bureaucracy seems to be that these highly qualified professionals cannot be trusted and only heavy regulatory shackles will prevent them from abusing their position to the detriment of all. It’s nonsense of course but regulation is…

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Trustees may settle over Bartercard boss’s PIAs

SiN hears Nick Combis and his former colleague at Vincents Peter Dinoris might be on the verge of a settlement with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, which has been pressing for a judicial inquiry into their conduct as Trustees of the personal insolvency agreements (PIA) proffered by Bartercard co-founder and multi-millionaire Brian Hall. The Trustees’ statement of contentions shows that irrespective of what the bank thinks of how they…