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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. ...

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

In examining the topic of consumer lending the Commission considered issues arising from the sale of credit products ndash including residential mortgages car finance and credit cards - by reference to case studies involving the four major banks as well as Aussie Home Loans and Citi ...

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 ...

Australian Financial Complaints Authority: a 'one-stop-shop' for financial dispute resolution
Insight 19 Jul 2018

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority is to replace each of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman in November 2018 ...

Where we are with superannuation retirement income changes
Insight 19 Jul 2018

The Government has slowly been changing the superannuation retirement income system with the aim of increasing the range of retirement products available to Australians A number of changes have already been implemented and more are to come with the proposed Comprehensive Income Products for ...

Update on the Royal Commission
Insight 19 Jul 2018

Have you been wondering what the Royal Commission will make of the numerous witness statements and vast amounts of other information collected from superannuation trustees in recent times You will find out soon enough But first there are some curiosities from the Round Four hearings to consider - ...

Update on the Royal Commission
Insight 22 Jun 2018

A lot has happened since our most recent update The Royal Commission has published the submissions received from ASIC and industry participants on policy questions posed by Counsel Assisting at the end of the financial advice hearings And the small business lending hearings have been held ...

Royal Commission update
Insight 15 May 2018

The hearings in the Financial Services Royal Commission have been compulsory viewing not only for financial services industry participants and their regulators and professional service providers The hearings have exposed wide-ranging actual or alleged wrongful conduct that has captured the attention ...

Breach reporting by AFS licensees
Insight 15 May 2018

In the hurly burly of the Royal Commissions recent hearings concerning financial advice you may have missed some very important information about breach reporting by AFS licensees contained in the witness statement prepared by Mr Peter Kell Deputy Chair of ASIC ...

ASIC's sanctions and powers to be strengthened
Insight 23 Apr 2018

The Federal Government has announced that it proposes to strengthen ASICs powers and to increase the severity of penalties civil and criminal that can be imposed on individuals and corporations in line with the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforces recommendations Partner Rachel Nicolson and Senior ...