The new (digital) banks on the block

Written by Nicola Greenberg Australians are familiar with the concept of “non-banks”, and have even seen an example of a “beta bank” (U-Bank).  Other forms of “challenger” banks, such as neobanks and new banks have been absent from the Australian… Read more

When utmost good faith is not good enough

Written by Philip Hopley There is just over a month left for stakeholders to provide views on a proposed model that will implement the government's policy to apply unfair contract terms legislation to life and general insurance contracts for consumers… Read more

Contrasting Regulatory Approaches to FinTech

Written by Amy Ciolek, Nicola Greenberg and Kishaya Delaney Various crypto news sites are publishing that the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has accepted 11 blockchain-based financial service providers into its recent (4th) SandBox cohort.  This includes startups testing cryptoasset… Read more

Current APRA Superannuation Initiatives

This page is an extract from the presentation addressing current APRA superannuation initiatives, and in particular: APRA Related Party Arrangements Thematic Review APRA Discussion Paper – Post-implementation review of APRA’s superannuation prudential framework We hope that this summary and overview… Read more

ASIC updates its ICO guidance

What this means for you Initial Coin Offering (ICO) issuers have been placed on notice that from 19 April 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delegated powers to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to enable… Read more