ASIC has cancelled the Australian financial services (AFS) licence of QLD based financial services provider Fentborough Pty Ltd (Fentborough).
ASIC found that Fentborough failed to lodge its annual accounts and compliance certificates for the financial years ended 30 June 2019 and 30 June 2020 and failed to maintain membership with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).
Fentborough was no longer carrying on a financial services business and does not intend to carry on business under the licence in the foreseeable future.
Under the Corporations Act 2001, ASIC may suspend or cancel an AFS licence if the licensee fails to meet its legal obligations, including its obligations to lodge financial statements and auditor’s reports annually and hold membership of a dispute resolution system.
The cancellation of Fentborough’s AFS licence is part of ASIC’s ongoing efforts to improve standards across the financial services industry.
Fentborough held a AFS limited licence 483519 since 13 May 2016. Fentborough may apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of ASIC’s decision.