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Quality of Advice Review final report - a snapshot
Insight 09 Feb 2023

We provide an overview of the recommendations and implications for industry. If fully implemented, the changes would be the most radical overhaul of the financial advice laws since FoFA. ...

Regulating crypto – token mapping consultation paper hints at future licensing regime
Insight 08 Feb 2023

The Australian Government published its consultation paper Token Mapping. In this Insight, we provide an overview of the Government's proposed approach and how it will impact regulatory reform in the crypto-asset sector. ...

ASIC releases final revised Derivatives Transaction Reporting Rules
Insight 23 Dec 2022

The ASIC Rules on Derivatives Trade Reporting are being renewed and revised to be simpler and more consistent with international standards. The final revised rules were made this week and are due to take effect on 21 October 2024. The current rules have been extended until then. ...

Consultation paper on Strategic Plan for the Australian payments system
Insight 16 Dec 2022

Treasury has released a consultation paper on its Strategic Plan for the Australian payments system. The Commonwealth Government is seeking feedback on the proposed contents of the Strategic Plan, with submissions due by 6 February 2023. It is intended that the inaugural Strategic Plan will be released in the first quarter of 2023. ...

APRA releases Prudential Practice Guide SPG 530 (Investment Governance) for consultation
Insight 07 Dec 2022

APRA has released for consultation its draft Prudential Practice Guide (Investment Governance) (SPG 530), which updates its existing guidance (now nearly a decade old) on how RSE licensees should practically implement updated Prudential Standard SPS 530 (SPS 530). ...

Strengthening the regulation of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) in Australia
Insight 05 Dec 2022

As expected, increased regulation of the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) industry is becoming more likely following Treasury's release of the options paper, Regulating Buy Now, Pay Later in Australia (Options Paper). ...

ASIC v CBA: s912A does not require perfection
Insight 02 Dec 2022

In this Insight, we examine the court's interpretation of the s912A obligation and provide guidance on mitigating misleading and deceptive conduct risk for AFS licenses. ...

Financial services regulatory update
Webinar

Webinar: Financial services regulatory update: Secret commission offence provisions for SFTs; derivatives regulation and ASIC's Reportable Situations Regime ...

APRA discussion papers: financial resources for risk events and superannuation transfer planning
Insight 18 Nov 2022

We provide an overview of the proposals and key implications for RSE licensees relating to APRA's discussion papers on financial resources for risk events and superannuation transfer planning ...

ASIC's insights from the Reportable Situations Regime
Insight 14 Nov 2022

ASIC has recently published a paper (here) recording high-level insights on themes and trends observed in reports received from AFS and credit licensees under the new Reportable Situations Regime (the Regime). ...

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