Appointment details

Appointment type Liquidation
Appointment date 23 November 2018
Appointees Phil Quinlan and Peter Gothard
Company subject to Administration Halifax Investment Services Pty Ltd 
ACN 096 980 522
Office Sydney

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Disclaimer: Please note, the information in the documents below are for general information only, current at the time of publication, and should not be considered as a comprehensive statement on any matter, taken as constituting professional advice or be construed as a recommendation to take or not to take any action. While KPMG and the Liquidators of Halifax Investment Services Pty Limited (In Liquidation) and Halifax New Zealand Limited (In Liquidation) have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained within the pages of this communication is accurate and current as at the date of issue, errors or omissions may occur due to circumstances outside our control. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice to check how the information in these communications relates to your unique circumstances.

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Background information

Halifax AU (the Company) carried on a financial services business in Australia under an Australian Financial Services Licence. It facilitated the acquisition of financial products by Investors via various online trading platforms. 

Appointment of Voluntary Administrators and subsequently Liquidators

Morgan Kelly, Stewart McCallum and Phil Quinlan were appointed Administrators of the Company on 23 November 2018 pursuant to Section 436A of the Corporation Act 2001 (Act).

At the second meeting of creditors held on 20 March 2019, creditors resolved that the Company be wound up pursuant to Section 439C(c) of the Corporations Act 2001 and that the Administrators be appointed as Liquidators of the Company. On 13 May 2019, Stewart McCallum retired as Liquidator.

On 13 December 2022, Morgan Kelly retired as Liquidator and Peter Gothard was appointed as joint and several Liquidator in conjunction with Phil Quinlan who remains as Liquidator.

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Creditor communications

Information and circulars for creditors.  See below for communications in Simplified Chinese.

Investor correspondence


Reports to creditors and investors


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Other documents

Presentations, minutes and recordings of creditor meetings.  See below a copy of the presentations in Simplified Chinese.

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Creditor communications – Simplified Chinese 简化字

Information and circulars for creditors in Simplified Chinese.

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Court documents

Court directions proceedings and documentation relating to this matter.

Orders made by the Federal Court of Australia

Orders made by the Federal Court of Australia relating to Halifax Investment Services Pty Ltd.

Documents filed with the Court

Documents filed with the Federal Court of Australia including various applications and affidavit evidence.

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ASIC insolvency material

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission provides resources on insolvency for directors, practitioners, employees, creditors and investors.

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Coping with the emotional impact of financial distress.

Beyond Blue

beyondblue offers some useful resources for people struggling with the emotional impact of financial distress.

The beyondblue Support Service provides confidential, one-on-one counselling with a trained mental health professional.
Phone: 1300 22 4636


Lifeline offers phone crisis counselling for people who are experiencing financial and emotional hardship.

Phone: 13 11 14 Australia-wide
Online crisis support chat (7:00pm to 4:00am daily)

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