Reminder and ASIC practical guidance regarding important amendments that apply to financial advisors and clients regarding their ongoing fee arrangement obligations

The obligation to give clients a fee disclosure statement (FDS) annually where there is an ongoing fee arrangement has applied since 1 July 2012. From 1 July 2021, two broad additional obligations have applied between both advisors and clients where there is an ongoing fee arrangement (OFA) in place. These additional obligations were introduced by […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 27 June 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Who has the match? Anti-money laundering and cryptocurrency

Combining Anti-Money Laundering (AML) considerations with cryptocurrency technology is akin to adding gasoline to a bonfire. It is a hot topic on the mind of every member of the global financial services industry. How are we to regulate and manage a new technology that seems to feed into the hands of money launderers? As AUSTRAC […]

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How can insurance providers stay ahead of the implementation of CDR in 2022?

Consumer Data Right presents new legal risks and challenges for insurers. Consumer Data Right (CDR) gives a consumer more control over their information, enabling them to access and share their data with accredited third parties to obtain better deals on everyday products and services. The Australian Government sees the CDR as central to driving competition […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 20 June 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Section 249E corrupt benefits for trustees and others – Standing in the way of super fund mergers?

On 23 March 2022, in BT Funds Management Limited (ACN 002 916 458) as trustee for the Retirement Wrap Superannuation Fund the Court made orders giving its consent to certain conduct engaged in or proposed to be engaged in by the plaintiff, BT Funds Management Limited (ACN 002 916 458) (BTFM/Trustee) as trustee for the […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 13 June 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Service by crypto – a new use case for NFTs!

In Australia, service of legal documents needs to be effected through the Courts’ relevant civil procedure rules. Often this is personally (in the case of individuals) or at a company’s registered office (under 109X of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)). By order of the Court, however, service can be effected by other means – for […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 6 June 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 30 May 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 23 May 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Green loan financing – taking root in fertile soil

Green finance is financing where the proceeds are used by a borrower in financing projects that make a contribution to an environmental objective. This is an important way in which finance markets are contributing to the objectives of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, seeking to align finance with low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. […]

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