Case Studies

The following case summaries highlight common issues and consumer tips. Cases can be filtered by subject below and names have been changed to protect confidentiality. Access to the full case study database is available for IFSO Scheme Participants in the Participant Area.

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Insurance covers unexpected events. Purchase insurance when you arrange travel.
Brendan purchased travel insurance after the eruption in Bali had been widely reported. His claim was declined.
Travel Insurance Travel
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Advisers are not responsible for financial markets or investment returns. Ask questions.
When Leo asked his adviser to cash in his investments, he receive $6,000 less than his adviser had previously indicated.
Financial Advisers
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Best practice is to complete insurance application forms yourself. Make sure your insurer has all the information.
Mr Brown’s trauma insurance claim was declined as the insurer didn’t have important medical information.
Financial Advisers
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Check changes to insurance documents are understood and recorded correctly
A company asked its financial adviser to changes its truck insurance policy to cover a temporary rental truck.
Financial Advisers Vehicle Insurance
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Read contracts before you sign. If you repay or refinance your loan early, you may be charged a fee.
When Matiu paid off his home loan, his adviser charged him an a fee of $1,351 which he wasn’t expecting.
Financial Advisers
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