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Mortgage broker best interests duty
Insight 24 Feb 2020

This insight exams ASIC's proposals on on the new mortgage broker best interests duty. A new duty has been created for mortgage brokers to act in the best interests of consumers where there is a conflict when providing credit assistance. ...

Linklaters Insights: Novel Coronavirus - practice guide of significant commercial and legal issues
Insight 17 Feb 2020

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus is causing disruption across greater China and the region. This cross-practice guide from our colleagues at Linklaters highlights key issues that may affect business operations in the current environment. ...

Treasury's Exposure Draft Bills introduce important and significant changes
Insight 03 Feb 2020

On Friday the Government released a large package of Exposure Draft Bills to implement the last of the Financial Services Royal Commission recommendations. There are some important and significant changes and Treasury is consulting widely (although not for very long) and seeking feedback. ...

ASIC Report 639: Why not…review and remediate?
Insight 13 Dec 2019

ASIC Report 639 Financial advice by superannuation funds was published on 3 December. It examines the ways in which superannuation funds provide financial advice to members and the overall quality of personal financial advice obtained through funds. ...

Disclosure of fees and costs and new RG 97
Insight 13 Dec 2019

Anyone with even a passing professional interest in superannuation and funds will be familiar with 'RG 97' . This Insight examines the key changes made to regime after the ASIC review. ...

Goodbye, conflicted remuneration (and hello, conflicted remuneration)
Insight 13 Dec 2019

This Insight considers the regulatory effect of the grandfathering of the conflicted remuneration clause, 6½ years after it came into effect. ...

The new test for dishonesty – criminalising conduct that falls short of 'community expectations'?
Insight 22 Nov 2019

The recent amendment to the test for dishonesty in the Corporations Act 2001, which lowers the burden on the prosecution will have implications for the concept of 'community expectations' into the criminal law. ...

If in doubt, get the whitewash out
Insight 11 Oct 2019

The High Court's first decision on the financial assistance prohibition in section 260A of the Corporations Act supports a conservative approach to the prohibition, and in particular highlights the danger of 'taking a view' on the no material prejudice exception. ...

ASIC Corporate Governance Taskforce Report
Insight 04 Oct 2019

ASIC has released its first report focusing on director and officer oversight of non-financial risk in seven large financial services companies (the First Report). While the report focuses on financial services companies, ASIC points out expressly that all companies, regardless of sector, should read and engage with the findings of this report. ...

Inducements in the corporate superannuation sector – guidance misses the mark
Insight 01 Oct 2019

There are considerable problems with some guidance that was published a few months ago on section 68A ('no treating of employers') of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993. Michael Mathieson and Ally Crowther report. ...

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