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Australia - Claims practices in life insurance under review
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Last week the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) initiated a major inquiry into life insurance claims practices. Over recent


ASIC’s powers receive a boost
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • April 21 2016

Under pressure from Labor to protect bank customers, and following a ‘detailed consultation’ with the banking industry by the Australian Treasury for


Life Insurance Industry Claims Management Review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • April 20 2016

Life companies are being asked by ASIC to commit to an independent review of their claims management practices. The purpose of the review is to ide


Regulating digital financial product advice consultation paper released
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

On Monday, 21 March 2016, ASIC released Consultation Paper 254 Regulating digital financial product advice that included a draft Regulatory Guide


Future of Financial Advice laws amendments now in force
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • April 6 2016

The Act to amend the Future of Financial Advice laws has now received Royal Assent. The amendments are aimed at improving the advice provided to


Financial services providers beware: Results from ASIC’s latest enforcement report
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 31 2016

ASIC’s enforcement activity is detailed in ASIC Report 476: ASIC enforcement outcomes: July to December 2015 which provides useful intelligence on


Conflicts management practices under ASIC microscope
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 29 2016

The call to action follows ASIC’s release of Report 474: Culture, conduct and conflicts of interest in vertically integrated businesses in the


ASIC consults on the regulation of ‘robo-advice’ in Australia
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 24 2016

In response to the increasing provision of digital financial product advice, also known as ‘robo-advice’, by both start-up Australian financial


Robo-advice gets regulated: consultation on new regulatory guide commences
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 23 2016

ASIC has reaffirmed its "technology neutral" approach to financial services regulation in a new consultation to address organisational competence


The future of digital 'robo' advice
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 22 2016

The rapid growth in the popularity of digital or "robo" advice has led ASIC to release new guidance on the regulation of digital advice in draft