Updated: 30 October 2023

As at 1 February 2023, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) had 4,817 open complaints involving 52 financial firms impacted by insolvency.

It is estimated that consumer claims in these complaints total more than $689 million.

These complaints have had to be paused because of the firms’ insolvency.

This compares with 4,667 open complaints, involving 51 financial firms and estimated claims of more than $669 million, as at 1 November 2022.

More than 1800 complaints are now lodged against a financial adviser firm, Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services, in total (see our Current Matter for more information).

In addition, at 1 February there were 306 unpaid determinations associated with 28 insolvent firms, involving awards totaling an estimated $14.7 million, which is steady with 1 November 2022.

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.


Published: 2 February 2023


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