As at 1 October 2022, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) had 4,609 open complaints involving 52 financial firms impacted by insolvency.
It is estimated that consumer claims in these complaints total more than $662 million.
These complaints have had to be paused because of the firms’ insolvency.
This compares with 4,464 open complaints, involving 50 financial firms and estimated claims of more than $636 million, as at 1 September.
More than 1600 complaints have been lodged against a financial adviser firm, Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services, in total. (See our Current Matter for more information.)
In addition, at 1 October there were 306 unpaid determinations associated with 28 insolvent firms, involving awards totalling an estimated $14.7 million, which is steady with 1 September.
For more detail on open and closed complaints involving firms impacted by insolvency, including firm types and number of complaints, see the tables here.
Please note: Claim and outcome amounts are estimates only and may be subject to change for a number of reasons, including further validation.