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25 years of class actions
Insight 27 Mar 2017

Class action risk is changing A new wave of entrepreneurialism by plaintiff lawyers and litigation funders has substantially changed class action dynamics in recent times The 25th anniversary of the class action regime is a good opportunity to reflect on whether in the light of those and other ...

Consumer protection in the banking, insurance and financial sector
Insight 10 Mar 2017

The Senate Economics References Committee is conducting an inquiry into the regulatory framework for the protection of consumers in the banking insurance and financial services sector ...

Product design and distribution rules
Insight 13 Dec 2016

On 13 December 2016 Treasury released a paper seeking feedback on the proposed financial product design and distribution obligations and proposed product intervention powers for ASIC The proposals are intended to create new accountability obligations for product issuers and distributors On one view ...

Updated fee and cost disclosure - transition period extended
Insight 29 Nov 2016

ASIC has today announced that superannuation fund trustees and responsible entities will have until 1 October 2017 to comply with the updated fee and cost disclosure rules for PDSs set out in ASIC Regulatory Guide 97 and ASIC Class Order 141252 - but only if they comply with certain conditions ...

Life insurance, conflicted remuneration and commissions
Insight 03 Nov 2016

The Bill to amend the conflicted remuneration provisions in the Corporations Act for life insurance has been introduced into Parliament a second time and draft regulations have been released for comment However we struggle to know how to describe them because the changes seem to have conflicting ...

Risk culture - 'an evolving area of supervisory practice'
Insight 03 Nov 2016

A director of a bank life company or general insurer who read APRAs recent information paper on risk culture could be excused for indulging in a wry smile Since mid-2015 he or she has been subject to legislative obligations concerning risk culture However the information paper suggests that APRA is ...

Conflicted remuneration and life insurance
Insight 20 Oct 2016

Exposure draft life insurance regulations were released yesterday They are a marked departure from the existing conflicted remuneration provisions Now a benefit can only be conflicted remuneration if it could reasonably be expected to influence financial product advice These regulations will create ...

Life insurance industry gets a remuneration Bill, ASIC report and Code of Practice
Insight 12 Oct 2016

This is a significant week for the life insurance industry with the re-introduction by the Federal Government of a Bill to reform commissions payable on life insurance policies the release by ASIC of findings of its review of life insurance claims and the launch yesterday by the Financial Services ...

Practical pitfalls and the sacrosanct limitation of liability clause
Insight 07 Oct 2016

Commercial trusts could not operate without limitation of liability clauses however getting a limitation of liability clause just right is very challenging ...

The Life Insurance Code of Practice - just a code, or something more?
Insight 07 Oct 2016

The new Life Insurance Code of Practice has much to recommend it The paragraphs concerning policy design are a case in point But is the Code indeed just a code or does it purport to go further ...