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Retail banking and responsible lending during COVID-19
Insight 01 Jun 2020

The sudden and unknown nature of COVID-19 has triggered a global economic shock, and disrupted Australia's economy. As we enter a national state of economic 'hibernation', banks and lenders are grappling with a sudden influx of relief requests from consumer and business customers. ...

Financial advice relief – all talk and no-action
Insight 29 May 2020

We said at the outset of this pandemic that financial advice will play an important role in supporting members who are considering whether to access their super early. Alive to that, ASIC recently released a series of measures to facilitate access to financial advice ...

Treasurer temporarily amends continuous disclosure laws during COVID-19 crisis
Insight 26 May 2020

The Treasurer has used his emergency powers under the Corporations Act (the Act) to temporarily modify the operation of Australia's continuous disclosure laws. The Treasurer's release states that the changes are designed to enable listed companies to more confidently provide earnings guidance ...

Good practice for exchange traded products: ASIC updates INFO 230 'Exchange traded products: Admission guidelines'
Insight 12 May 2020

On 15 April 2020, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released updated INFO 230 Exchange traded products: Admission guidelines (INFO 230) which outlines ASIC's view of good practices to help ensure that admission and monitoring standards for exchange traded products (ETPs) continue to support fair, orderly and transparent markets. ...

ASIC's new work schedule and priorities in light of the COVID-19 crisis
Insight 16 Apr 2020

On 14 April, ASIC published a media release detailing changes to its regulatory framework and priorities in light of COVID-19. This follows an earlier statement by ASIC, which indicated that it would temporarily change its regulatory work and priorities to allow it and regulated entities to focus on the impact of COVID-19. ...

Continuous disclosure during COVID-19: shining the spotlight on earnings and debt
Insight 06 Apr 2020

In its latest compliance update, ASX reiterated that entities in financial difficulty (including with respect to their debt arrangements) will receive no special treatment. On earnings guidance, it was acknowledged that many listed entities have taken the opportunity to withdraw guidance issued before the outbreak of COVID-19. ASX also strongly encouraged entities to review their published guidance in light of COVID-19 and to either update it if it was not current or withdraw it in this highly uncertain climate. ...

Joint ASIC and APRA letter to superannuation trustees, on the impact of COVID-19
Insight 02 Apr 2020

ASIC and APRA have written a joint letter to all RSE licensees reminding trustees of their obligations. Not unexpectedly, emphasis is given to the importance of reviewing and maintaining fund liquidity during this difficult period. ...

Impact of COVID-19 on superannuation
Insight 25 Mar 2020

The superannuation industry is facing some immense challenges in light of the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic. Early release of superannuation savings for members outlined in the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020 is just one aspect to consider. ...

ASIC finalises new regulatory framework for foreign financial services providers
Insight 13 Mar 2020

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has unveiled the much-anticipated new regulatory framework for foreign financial services providers that supply financial services to wholesale clients in Australia. foreign financial services providers ...

ASIC's New Document Production Guidelines
Insight 12 Mar 2020

ASIC has released its new Document Production Guidelines, which govern how it expects electronic and hard copy records to be produced in response to compulsory notices. ...

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