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Round 1: Experiences with consumer lending practices
Insight 11 Feb 2019

In the Final Report, the Commissioner has found that, for the most part, whilst the legislative tools necessary to protect borrowers are already available, there have been significant shortcomings in their application and enforcement. ...

Round 2: Financial Advice
Insight 11 Feb 2019

In her summary my colleague, Michelle Levy, said her initial reaction was that the recommendations in the Final Report were modest but, on a second reading, some would set a cat among the pigeons. ...

The future age of AI
Insight 01 Feb 2019

We will be able to cease speculation on what is in or not in the Final Report of the Financial Services Royal Commission on Monday evening or after whatever time it takes to read and digest ...

Productivity Commission's report on superannuation - an odd mix of recommendations
Insight 01 Feb 2019

The Productivity Commission's report on superannuation has provided an odd mix of reccomendations ranging from uncontroversial to outright bizarre, Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson writes. ...

Allens Number One for Project Finance transaction value
News 22 Jan 2019

The Allens team worked with clients across the private and public sectors advising on market-leading transactions including: The sale by the New South Wales Government of a 51% stake in the ...

What's ahead for home loans in 2019
Insight 20 Dec 2018

Allens has written over the course of this year, the Royal Commission will bring and in fact already has brought monumental changes both in how banks are regulated and to the actual laws that apply ...

Allens advises CBA on $1.25bn Hybrid Issue
News 15 Nov 2018

Allens is advising Commonwealth Bank of Australia ( CBA ) on its offer of CommBank PERLS XI Capital Notes, originally announced on 1 November 2018 to raise approximately A$750 million (or more or ...

New APRA prudential standard raises bar for information security obligations and incident notification requirements
Insight 15 Nov 2018

As companies and regulators across the world grapple with ever-increasing cyber security threats, Australia's financial services regulator, APRA, has released the final form of a new prudential standard, which imposes heigtened security obligations for APRA-regulated entities ...

The ins and out (goings) of responsible lending
Insight 13 Nov 2018

Very broadly speaking current legislation relating to responsible lending says that a person must not recommend or make an unsuitable loan to a consumer - an unsuitable loan being one that either does not meet the consumers requirements and objectives or imposes repayment obligations that they are ...

AFCA's powers and obligations - 'systemic issues'
Insight 13 Nov 2018

In his Interim Report, Commissioner Hayne rejected claims that misconduct in the financial services sector was the fault of 'a few bad apples' and did not raise 'broader or systemic concerns. This Insight considers what can and should be done about such systemic issues. ...

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