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Financial services providers beware: ASIC’s regulatory priorities over the next four years
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • September 1 2015

Investment banks, issuers, brokers, lenders, financial market participants, responsible entities, company directors, auditors and insolvency

ASIC recommends improved lending standards for interest-only home loans
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • August 24 2015

Currently, 42.3 of all housing loan approvals are for interest-only home loans. They have increased in popularity by 78 over the past three years

ASIC updates responsible lending guidance
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 20 2015

On Thursday, 20 August 2015, ASIC released Report 445 titled Review of interest-only home loans. Despite being primarily focused on interest-only

Regulatory reform encourages digital disclosure in financial services
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 13 2015

Historically the regulation of financial products in Australia has constrained innovative approaches to disclosure made possible by rapidly advancing

The Financial Report August 6, 2015 - news from Asia and the Pacific
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Japan, Singapore
  • August 6 2015

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) published a proposal that would remake six class orders that are scheduled to expire

ASIC facilitates digital financial services disclosure
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • August 4 2015

ASIC's new regime allows financial services providers to elect to deliver financial services disclosure documents to clients digitally unless the

International regulatory update: 27-31 July 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Global, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 4 2015

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its advice on the extension of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

Living wills regulatory reform in Asia Pacific
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore
  • August 3 2015

This table provides an overview of the progress of regulatory reform in the area of living wills across a number of Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The

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