Financial Institutions and Markets (J)
Authors: Katherine Hayes, Partner and Greg Stirling, Senior Associate
Since the Financial Services Royal Commission, there have been a number of changes to the regulation of the financial services sector. The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have not been immune and have been awarded some additional powers which they will be able to start exercising later this year.
Written by Jamie Crawley
The never-ending uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union has prompted fears of large job cuts as businesses downsize British operations as a hedge against possible Brexit ramifications.
On 29 August 2019, ASIC released Report 628: Looking for a mortgage: Consumer experiences and expectations in getting a home loan (REP 628). Partner, Andrea Beatty, Lawyer, Chelsea Payne and Law Clerk, Chloe Kim discuss findings of the Report and how these fit within the Government’s broader plan to address the findings of the Banking Royal Commission.
On 29 August 2019, ASIC released Report 628: Looking for a mortgage: Consumer experiences and expectations in getting a home loan (REP 628). The report is intended for lenders, mortgage brokers, consumer advocates, industry associations and other participants and outlines the findings from the ASIC commissioned consumer research. The research was aimed at better understanding consumer experiences and expectations when taking out home loans.
Author: Kathryn Sharman
On 1 September 2019, the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (the “Authority”) issued a Discussion Paper entitled “Forthcoming Amendments to Primary Legislation – Financial Services (Amendments) Bill”. The paper seeks to amend the Collective Investment Scheme Act 2008, the Designated Businesses (Registration and Oversight) Act 2015, the Financial Services Act 2008 and Insurance Act 2008.
Author: Kathryn Sharman
The Council of Europe body, MONEYVAL, of which is the Isle of Man is a member, has issued its second Enhanced Follow-up Report for the Island this month (September 2019). In the report, MONEYVAL positively re-rated some areas of the Isle of Man’s compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 40 Recommendations.
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- Australian Banking & Finance Update
- The Prospectus Regulation is Fully in Force: Remaining Provisions Apply from 21 July 2019
- Fitness & Probity Regime: Legislation proposed to introduce greater transparency in financial sector