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Financial Ombudsman Service complaints - when, where and how
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • February 15 2017

The Financial Ombudsman Service Australia (FOS) deals with a range of disputes including banking, credit, loans, insurance and financial planning. FOS

New professional standards and training obligations for financial advisers
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 13 2017

Having already passed through the House of Representatives, the Australian Senate, last night, passed the Corporations Amendment (Professional

Ombudsman’s report: Big reforms for small business banking
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • February 10 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's report for the inquiry into small business loans was released on 6 February. The

Found out that you can’t play in the sandbox?
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • February 9 2017

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (ASIC) regulatory sandbox is up and running exempting qualifying businesses from holding an

The Financial Report, News from Asia and the Pacific
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Japan, Singapore
  • February 9 2017

FSA publishes status of loans held by all banks as of the end of September 2016. The FSA announced that it has published the status of loans

The blockchain revolution: An Analysis of Regulation and Technology related to distributed Ledger Technologies
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • February 7 2017

Blockchain is on the verge of revolutionizing how we interact in the digital world. It has far reaching applications from the Financial industry to

Australia Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Australia
  • January 5 2017

From 1 January, a new MAAL (broadly based on the first limb of the United Kingdom's Diverted Profits Tax) applies to 'significant global entities' to

Licensing exemption for FinTech businesses
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 20 2016

On 15 December 2016, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released Regulatory Guide 257 Testing fintech products and services

Fintech startup licensing exemptions released by ASIC
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 16 2016

ASIC has released regulatory relief instruments and a Regulatory Guide 257: Testing fintech products and services without holding an AFS or credit

Government response to the Financial System Inquiry continues: “Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Power Proposals Paper” released
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • December 15 2016

On 13 December 2016 the government published its much-anticipated paper in response to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) recommendations for the