Buy Now Pay Later Options Paper: The reforms start to take shape

On 21 November 2022, the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) options paper was released by Treasury for public consultation (Options Paper). The Options Paper examines the regulatory challenges of emerging financial products, particularly BNPL, and the appropriate regulatory approach to maintain the advantages of accessing credit while sufficiently protecting consumers. With the closing date for […]

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AFCA has the final word: Courts will only disturb AFCA determinations in limited circumstances

Australia Capital Financial Management Pty Ltd v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited [2022] NSWCA 204 The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that AFCA had jurisdiction to decide that a lender engaged in unconscionable conduct by taking a guarantee such that it was unenforceable and compensation had to be paid, despite the lender […]

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What goes up, must come down – Declining property values, rising interest rates, mortgage distress and assisting through financial difficulty

Partner Sonia Apikian and Senior Associate Susan Verginis discuss trends on Australian housing values, interest rates and their impact upon mortgage distress, with a focus on how lenders can assist their customers through financial difficulty. Click below to read the full article. If you found this insight article useful and you would like to subscribe […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 3 October 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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Buy Now Pay Later: Industry awaiting Issues Paper with bated breath

For better or worse, the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) industry has continued to make headlines since our last report. The sector’s meteoric rise has been tempered in recent months by a combination of market saturation, broader macroeconomic factors, and, most recently, a new political climate. The new Labor Government has made clear its intentions […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 12 September 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 5 developments […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 5 September 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 5 developments […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 29 August 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory & 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 forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top 5 developments from […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 15 August 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, 8 August 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, 1 August 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, 25 July 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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