What is the new Financial Benchmark Regime?

What is the new Financial Benchmark Regime?

On 12 June the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) announced the final regulatory regime for Financial Benchmarks. This regime, ...
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Distributed Generation

Should Australia follow Argentina and introduce a National Regime for Distributed Generation?

One year ago, I arrived in Buenos Aires for the first time. Heading to a salsa club in the fashionable ...
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Fintech and Regtech Developments – March, April, May 2018

Fintech and Regtech Developments – March, April, May 2018

We last summarised regulatory changes for financial and regulatory technology (fintech and regtech) in February.[1] Since then there have been ...
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GDPR: The Legitimate Interests test

GDPR: The Legitimate Interests test

On 25 May the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. If you need help in working out ...
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Understanding your breach reporting obligations as an AFS Licence Holder

Understanding your breach reporting obligations as an AFS Licence Holder

Last month’s wealth management hearings before the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Banking ...
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So, you’re interested in forming a bank in Australia?

So, you’re interested in forming a bank in Australia?

Is it just us or is having your own digital bank the new must-have item at the moment? The announcement ...
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Tech, Lies and Litigation – ASIC Reads the Riot Act to the Financial Services Industry

Tech, Lies and Litigation – ASIC Reads the Riot Act to the Financial Services Industry

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has taken more than a few big hits over the last month, as ...
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Increased penalties for white-collar crime are coming

Increased penalties for white-collar crime are coming

Last month, in the midst of hearings for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services ...
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Are Challenger Banks About To Succeed In Australia?

Are Challenger Banks About To Succeed In Australia?

Yesterday, APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) granted the first local digital licence to Sydney based volt bank. Volt and rival ...
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The Importance of Culture, Not Spend in Compliance

The Importance of Culture, Not Spend in Compliance

‘Actions speak louder than words’ - it’s an idiom that’s as old as time itself yet has never been as ...
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Six Questions Every Director Should Be Asking About Compliance

Six Questions Every Director Should Be Asking About Compliance

The obligation to ensure adherence to general and specific laws applying to your company’s operations is at the heart of ...
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California Retail Market

Recovering Costs in the California Retail Market: The Power Charge Indifference Adjustment

Why has the Australian Federal Government gone about developing the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) rather than adopting the Clean Energy ...
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Three financial services compliance lessons from the Royal Commission

Three financial services compliance lessons from the Royal Commission

Today we continue to look at financial services compliance.“It’s not enough, is it… to have those policies and procedures in ...
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NDB scheme

OAIC releases first quarterly statistics report under the NDB Scheme

By Anne Wardell, Compliance Quarter.  Photo by Jefferson Santos on Unsplash The OAIC has published its first quarterly statistics report ...
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What is a small, medium or large ADI? Latest BEAR Update

What is a small, medium or large ADI? Latest BEAR Update

The Banking Executive and Accountability Regime (BEAR) was passed into law in February of this year. We have talked about ...
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