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ACCC 2019 Enforcement Priorities
Insight 28 Feb 2019

A number of industries and issues are in the spotlight following release of the ACCCs 2019 Enforcement and Compliance Priorities by Chairman Rod Sims on 26 February ...

The future age of AI
Insight 01 Feb 2019

We will be able to cease speculation on what is in or not in the Final Report of the Financial Services Royal Commission on Monday evening or after whatever time it takes to read and digest ...

Productivity Commission's report on superannuation - an odd mix of recommendations
Insight 01 Feb 2019

The Productivity Commission's report on superannuation has provided an odd mix of reccomendations ranging from uncontroversial to outright bizarre, Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson writes. ...

The Kwinana Waste to Energy project and the waste-to-energy landscape in Australia
Insight 08 Jan 2019

After four years in the making the first commercial waste-to-energy project in Australia has achieved financial close but what opportunities and challenges lie in store for waste-to-energy in Australia ...

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

Allens has written over the course of this year, the Royal Commission will bring and in fact already has brought monumental changes both in how banks are regulated and to the actual laws that apply ...

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 standard, which imposes heigtened security obligations for APRA-regulated entities ...

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

Very broadly speaking current legislation relating to responsible lending says that a person must not recommend or make an unsuitable loan to a consumer - an unsuitable loan being one that either does not meet the consumers requirements and objectives or imposes repayment obligations that they are ...

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. ...

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 3 - experiences with SME lending
Insight 02 Oct 2018

The third round of the Royal Commissions hearings concerned lending practices to small and medium enterprises SMEs The hearings considered a range of case studies ...

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