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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

Changes to the way financial services disclosures need to be made
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 29 2015

Until now, the Corporations Act (the Act) has required financial services providers to send disclosure documents (such as financial services guides

Product governance and intervention powers: the birth of a new regulatory regime
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • July 23 2015

While the focus of Treasury has been on the 2015 Federal Budget and the imminent Tax White Paper, the wait continues for the Government's response to

Fintech and alternative financial product series - part 4: what do you need to know about applying for an Australian Financial Services Licence?
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 23 2015

Certain types of alternative finance or tech businesses will need to get an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). This is because your

Financial services update - July 2015
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia, China
  • July 17 2015

Opportunities under the China Australia Free Trade Agreement: On 17 June 2015, the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed by A

Fintech and alternative financial product series - part 3: Australian peer to peer product design and investor protection mechanisms
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 15 2015

As discussed in the previous articles in this series, in order to offer regulated lending through a peer to peer program in Australia, the program

Government enacts amendments clarifying aspects of FOFA provisions in bid to reduce costs on financial services industry
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 1 2015

The Assistant Treasurer recently announced the passage of a series of amendments to the Corporations Regulations 2001 (Cth), which will affect the

Financial services update vol. 10, issue 22
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Australia, China, USA
  • June 29 2015

China and Australia recently signed the ChinaAustralia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) after ten years of negotiations. Upon full implementation of

Digitisation and disruption insights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • June 26 2015

Digitisation has become a key focus for Australian regulators. This year both ASIC and the RBA have spoken regularly about the importance of digital

Government announces further refinements to FOFA
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

The Government has released a statement that agreement has been reached with the Opposition to progress ‘minor and technical’ refinements to the