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Government announces ASIC reform package
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 20 2016

The Government today announced a reform package aimed at bolstering ASIC. The reforms are the Government's response to the ASIC Capability Review


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


ASIC issues cyber resilience assessment report
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 31 2016

A new ASIC report places the overall responsibility for cyber resilience firmly on the board of directors. Australia’s major financial market


FoFA Bill takes effect tomorrow, so it's time to take advantage of the benefits
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 18 2016

The Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice Measures) Bill (as amended by the Senate) today received Royal Assent, nearly two years after being


ASIC issues reminder for businesses to check for unfair contract terms
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 3 2016

The release this week of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC's) Media Release 16-018MR and Information Sheet 221 provides a


Major shakeup of Australia's financial services sector on the way
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 20 2015

The Federal Government has accepted the vast majority of changes recommended by the Financial System Inquiry headed by David Murray, and set out a


New guidance on digital disclosures for financial services consumers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 30 2015

New reforms and a new Regulatory Guide 221 "Facilitating digital financial services disclosure", released by ASIC on Tuesday, aim to make it easier


Swimming between the flags: are financial advisers the new product lifeguards?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 16 2015

The financial services industry has been the subject of significant regulatory reform over the last 15 years, starting with the introduction of the


ASIC calls for health check on cyber resilience
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 26 2015

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a report titled "Cyber Resilience: Health Check". The report recommends that


Earnings surprises: ASX clarifies what it meant
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 19 2015

ASX has moved to clarify the continuous disclosure requirements for companies that have encountered earnings surprises. It is less than two years