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

Written by Senior Associate Jack Power As we, and many others, have written over the course of this year, the Royal Commission will bring (and, in fact, already has brought) monumental changes both ...

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 ...

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

Written by Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson In his Interim Report, Commissioner Hayne rejected claims that misconduct in the financial services sector was the fault of 'a few bad apples' ...

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

Written by Overseas Practitioner Craig Dewar Very broadly speaking, current legislation relating to responsible lending says that a person must not recommend or make an 'unsuitable' loan to a ...

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

Partner Partner Michelle Levy Written by Partner Michelle Levy 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 ...

Royal Commission: Round 1 - experiences with consumer lending practices
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Written by Partner Alexandra Mason and Associate Keerthi Ravi In examining the topic of consumer lending, the Commission considered issues arising from the sale of credit products – including ...

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

Partner Partner Michelle Levy Written by Partner Michelle Levy and Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson Although the Commissioner says that the Royal Commission is part of the executive and not the judiciary and that he is ...

Royal Commission: Round 4 - experiences with financial service entities in regional and remote communities
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Written by Partners Belinda Thompson and Matthew Whittle and Senior Associate Andrew Burns In the Interim Report, the Commissioner identifies four principal issues relating to agricultural lending: ...

Royal Commission: Round 3 - experiences with SME lending
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Written by Senior Associate James Campbell and Associate Lucy Moclair-Adams The third round of the Royal Commission's hearings concerned lending practices to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The hearings considered a range of case ...

Treasury proposes tougher penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct
Insight 26 Sep 2018

The Federal Government has released exposure draft legislation for public consultation that, if enacted, will implement many of the recommendations of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce to ...