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Freeing up lending - overhaul of responsible lending obligations

On Friday 25 September 2020 the Treasurer Mr Josh Frydenberg announced significant reforms to the responsible lending obligations in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.

25 September 2020

Supreme Court hands down decision in Westgem Investments Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd

This article was written by James Wang, Emma Kay and Stephanie Puris.The Supreme Court of Western Australia has handed down its decision in the litigation concerning the financing...

31 August 2020

Certainty for foreign financial services providers – at last!

Foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) now have certainty about their Australian financial services (AFS) licensing position.

12 March 2020

Building on the Consumer Data Right to grow Australia’s digital economy

With Australian banking customers soon able to take control of sharing their banking data using the Consumer Data Right (CDR), the Australian Government is looking to the CDR’s...

09 March 2020

Consumer Data Right: The long road to accreditation

Now is the time to engage with the Consumer Data Right participant accreditation process if your organisation wants to be in a position to receive CDR data on...

18 February 2020

The new data economy is approaching: Open Banking mandated to start from 1 July 2020

The legal framework is now in place for the start of the CDR in the banking sector. The timeframes for responding to requests for consumer data have...

11 February 2020

Treasury’s proposals for a new Financial Accountability Regime

This article was written by Diana Nicholson, Tim Bednall and Rebecca Williams.Treasury has released a Proposal Paper for the Financial Accountability Regime (“FAR”).  When legislated, FAR will impose...

03 February 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation Laws and Regulations

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2019 provides a practical cross-border guide into securitisation. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

05 June 2019

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2019

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2019 provides a practical cross-border guide into lending and secured finance. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

15 April 2019

Corporate Collective Investments: the regime takes shape

Treasury has released drafts of the regulatory and tax legislation for the CCIV regime.

21 January 2019

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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