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Federal Budget 2021-22 – Superannuation
Insight 12 May 2021

Super fund trustees will likely breathe a sigh of relief that there are no new significant reforms to the superannuation system on the Government's budget agenda. ...

Surprising 2021-22 Budget backflip leaves the new Foreign Financial Services Provider regime in limbo
Insight 12 May 2021

The Government's Budget announcement has come as a surprise for Foreign Financial Services Providers (FFSPs) in 2021-22 Federal Budget. ...

Key developments for APRA-regulated entities in managing climate risks
Insight 11 May 2021

Recently released guidance from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and two new barrister opinions re-emphasise the need for banks, superannuation trustees, insurers, and other organisations, to respond to, and appropriately manage, financial risks associated with climate change. ...

Are you ready for the new breach reporting regime?
Insight 30 Apr 2021

ASIC has released a consultation paper on its draft regulatory guidance for the new (read onerous and wide-ranging) breach reporting regime, which is to commence on 1 October 2021. The release, on 22 April 2021, followed the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Act 2020 ...

Less than one year before the new foreign financial services providers regime begins
Insight 14 Apr 2021

The key changes to the existing foreign financial services regime are the repeal of 'Sufficient Equivalence Relief' and 'Limited Connection Relief'. It's time for FFSPs to think about what your options are and what actions need to be taken to be ready for the new regime. ...

Proposed new responsible lending laws pass the House of Representatives
Insight 24 Mar 2021

On Monday 15 March 2021, the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 passed the House of Representatives, and was introduced in the Senate the following day. This followed the release of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Report on the Bill. ...

'Remediation' as a legal term
Insight 24 Mar 2021

ASIC's recent consultation paper (CP335) on proposed changes to its remediation guidance (RG256) may have created further space between what is legally required of remediations and what ASIC may expect of them. ...

The end is more nigh: FCA announces official LIBOR cessation dates
Insight 12 Mar 2021

On 5 March the UK LIBOR regulator, the FCA, announced cessation dates for the vast majority of LIBOR settings. As expected, the key date will be end of this year (ie 31 December 2021) for most ...

The role of banking in the infrastructure-led recovery
Insight 09 Mar 2021

Banks have played, and will continue to play, a key role in not only supporting Australian individuals and businesses managing the effects of the pandemic, but also as a key capital provider in the investment of new infrastructure for a post-pandemic world. ...

PE Horizons 2021
Insight 02 Mar 2021

With strategic bidders and foreign government acquirers on the side lines, 2021 may be the busiest ever for PE dealmakers ...

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