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Clayton Utz | Australia | 27 Sep 2018

Mandatory electronic lodgement of dealing combinations in Victoria from 1 October 2018 and WA from 1 December 2018

As part of the move towards 100 electronic lodgement of land instruments in Victoria, version 5 of the Registrar's Requirements for Paper


Clayton Utz | Australia | 30 May 2017

CU LAB: Verification of identity rules - how do they affect the banking sector?

As Australia moves to electronic platforms for conveyancing, Fran Rush sets out what the banking sector should be looking at now. Disclaimer Clayton


Clayton Utz | Australia | 30 Mar 2017

Banks and farmers now required to talk it over compulsory mediation introduced in Queensland for farm mortgages

The Queensland Parliament passed the Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016 (Qld) on 21 March 2017, which is to commence on 1 July 2017...


Clayton Utz | Australia | 4 Aug 2016

Verification of identity in NSW - full compliance now required

From 1 August 2016, full compliance is required with the NSW new identity verification rules in conveyancing transactions. The NSW Land and Property


Clayton Utz | Australia | 5 Dec 2013

Court dismisses ACCC's price fixing case against ANZ

The ACCCANZ case is of interest for companies operating in multi-channel distribution and possibly for principalagency relationships from a


Clayton Utz | Australia | 26 Sep 2013

How identity fraud in mortgage transactions can affect mortgagees: recent legislative changes

Identity fraud in mortgage transactions is a mischief that poses a potential problem to all landowners and mortgagees alike. Identity fraud can occur


Clayton Utz | Australia | 14 Feb 2013

Deferred purchase priceloan note arrangements - do you have enforceable security?

In the recent case of Bondi Beachside Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue 2013 NSWSC 21, Justice Gzell of the NSW Supreme Court held that


Clayton Utz | Australia | 25 Oct 2012

First come first serve - or so you thought: restriction on the rights of a first ranking mortgagee

A first ranking mortgagee should not assume that its security interest is adequately protected under the terms of a mortgage.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 25 Oct 2012

Victoria's new Farm Debt Mediation Scheme - how does it work?

There are various issues of which a secured creditor must be aware in seeking to either comply with its obligations or take steps to enforce a mortgage under the Act.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 19 Sep 2011

Final version of Government's Covered Bonds Bill has some changes

The Australian Government's promise to allow covered bonds in Australia is one step closer to fulfilment with the introduction into Parliament of the Banking Amendment (Covered Bonds) Bill 2011.

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