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Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 18 Jan 2019

Financial Services in Focus - Issue 18

Funds and financial products ASIC releases consultation paper on fees and costs disclosure regime On 8 January, ASIC released a consultation paper on


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 17 Dec 2018

Financial Services in Focus - Issue 17

On 13 December, ASIC announced that it is concerned about recent control transactions where part or all of the consideration includes ‘stub-equity’


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 27 Nov 2018

Legislation passes parliament regarding ADI and insurance company ownership limits and restricted ADI licence

On 15 November, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Sector Regulation) Bill 2018 (Cth) passed both houses of Parliament. The bill amends both the


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 27 Nov 2018

ASIC extends relief for non-cash payment facilities

On 16 November, ASIC has amended the ASIC Corporations (Non-cash Payment Facilities) Instrument 2016211 to remove an expiry date that would have seen


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 13 Nov 2018

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) opens for business

On 1 November, AFCA opened for business and started accepting new complaints as a one-stop external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme. AFCA is replacing


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 21 Aug 2018

ASIC consults on the proposed establishment of a Global Financial Innovation Network

On 8 August, ASIC stated that it is, in collaboration with 11 international financial regulators, and related organisations, consulting on the


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 7 Aug 2018

ASIC approves Banking Code of Practice

On 31 July, ASIC approved the Australian Banking Association's (ABA's) new Banking Code of Practice (Code). ASIC's approval of the Code follows


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 23 Jul 2018

Government consults on the revised exposure draft of Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Power Bill

On 20 July, the Government has released for public consultation a revised exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 13 Jun 2018

ASIC consults on foreign financial services providers relief proposals

On 1 June ASIC released a consultation paper, Consultation Paper 301 Foreign financial services providers (CP 301) proposing a modified licensing


Hall & Wilcox | Australia, China | 23 Jul 2015

The signing of the ChAFTA - a new chapter of opportunity

On 17 June 2015, the Australian and Chinese governments signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) heralded by the Government as a

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