ASIC announced that has permanently banned Ms Thuy Thi VU, a former finance analyst in Darwin, NT from the credit and financial services industries.
Ms Vu, a former finance analyst in the Darwin branch of Alldrive Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as United Financial Services (WA), was convicted on nine charges of submitting false or misleading information to Esanda in support of loan applications.
ASIC’s investigation found that Ms Vu changed loan applicants’ postcodes from remote to suburban postcodes and submitted the applications.
Generally, the loan applicants had been referred to United Financial Services WA (UFS) for finance by car yards in the Northern Territory as they were seeking finance.
ASIC Deputy Chair Peter Kell said:
Dishonest conduct exposes consumers and credit providers to financial risk. ASIC will not hesitate to take banning action to remove those engaging in misleading conduct from the industry.
Ms Vu has the right to appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of ASIC’s decision.
ASIC’s investigation found that between June and August 2015, Ms Vu submitted nine loan applications containing false information and documents relating to the borrower’s residential address postcode. The loans were approved and disbursed, totalling $238,069. The false information resulted in loans being approved that the lender would otherwise have rejected or referred for further assessment.