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Financial Services Royal Commission Report: In-depth analysis

Banking & Finance

Financial Services Royal Commission Report: In-depth analysis

The final report of the Royal Commission into Australia's Financial Services Industry was released by the Government on 4 February 2019. We provide the in-depth insights.

08 February 2019

Royal Commission final report: Key Recommendations

The final report of the Royal Commission into Australia's Financial Services Industry was released by the Government on 4 February 2019. We provide the key recommendations.

04 February 2019

Australian government consults on ICOs

As international digital asset developments gain pace, the Australian Department of the Treasury has released an exploratory consultation paper on initial coin offerings

01 February 2019

Seven year PPSA registrations may soon expire – act now to avoid becoming unperfected

Seven years since the Personal Property Securities Register under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) took effect, our experts tell you how to prevent your securities from...

18 January 2019

Is your organisation ready for APRA’s new information security measures?

APRA has released the final version of Prudential Standard CPS 234 Information Security and a response paper to submissions received during the consultation period titled Response to Submissions...

19 November 2018

APRA’s version of TLAC: something old, something new

On 8 November 2018, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced a proposal to increase the loss-absorbing capacity of authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) to facilitate their orderly resolution...

09 November 2018
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Say hello to AFCA, your new EDR Scheme

After a year of consultation, reforms to Australia’s credit and superannuation external dispute resolution schemes have come into effect.

01 November 2018

Banking Royal Commission - What do I do now?

The interim report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released on 28 September 2018. Financial institutions have plenty to...

08 October 2018

The feeling is mutual: another win for customer-owned sector

The difficulties the mutual sector currently faces in raising capital will be substantially reduced if the amendments to the Corporations Act proposed yesterday by the government are implemented.

05 October 2018
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Smart derivatives contracts: From concept to construction

King & Wood Mallesons and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a new whitepaper that sets out practical steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.

04 October 2018
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The dialogue is changing yet is the law enabling the practical change directors need?

Our experts examine the new legislation in its practical context and suggest some “tweaking” which may bring about the increased certainty that Directors need in order to fully...

27 September 2018

Bill for new design and distribution, and ASIC product intervention powers, introduced

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) Bill 2018 was introduced into the House of Representatives on 20 September 2018. The Bill will...

26 September 2018