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Changes to the FSC Life Insurance Code of Practice
Insight 20 Dec 2018

Proposed changes to the FSC Life Insurance Code designed to improve standards in product design sales underwriting customer service complaints and claim handling are afoot and the deadline for comments is fast approaching ...

Comments invited on proposed retirement income product disclosure
Insight 20 Dec 2018

Treasury has released a consultation paper on a new proposed simple standardised product disclosure document as part of the Federal Governments framework for Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement ...

ASIC extends transition period for fees and costs disclosures, and delays consultation paper to January 2019
Insight 14 Dec 2018

ASIC has extended the transition periods for certain fees and costs disclosure obligations applicable to superannuation funds and managed investment schemes by a further year pending the release of its consultation paper on the regime ...

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. ...

Slater & Gordon begins its superannuation class actions
Insight 11 Oct 2018

As predicted in an Insight in 2018, the Financial Services Royal Commission has proved to be a hotbed for class actions. ...

Efficiently, honestly and fairly - overarching and fundamental obligations?
Insight 11 Oct 2018

In his recent Interim Report into Misconduct in the Banking Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Commissioner Hayne makes a lot of the duties of an Australian financial services licensee and an Australian credit licensee to provide financial services or credit activities as the case may be ...

Royal Commission: Round 2 - experiences with financial advice
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Although the Commissioner says that the Royal Commission is part of the executive and not the judiciary and that he is therefore not able to make any findings of law he comes pretty close in his views in response to Round 2 And in some important respects those views do not correspond with ...

Close and continuous monitoring - the new ASIC approach of embedding its officers in banks
Insight 19 Sep 2018

ASIC has recently announced a new supervisory approach that involves embedding ASIC officers in the four major banks and AMP ...

Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission alleges significant superannuation misconduct
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The list of alleged breaches are divided into breaches of the SIS Act the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act we consider each of these and what it might mean ...

Competing class actions - a problem in need of a solution
Insight 20 Aug 2018

As fertile ground for class actions the Royal Commission has highlighted an ongoing problem with Australia's class action regime - there is no clear consistent means for resolving competing class actions. ...