Consumer Data Right – The Rules Framework is out

Written by Amy Ciolek and Kiara Salvia On 12 September 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released for public consultation the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Rules Framework (Rules Framework) following the release of the exposure draft Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2018 (the Bill) which proposes amendments to the Competition and … Read more

Consumers to Receive Data Rights

Written by Lisa Whiting  Consumers are set to receive certain rights in relation to personal data held about them. These rights are provided for under exposure draft legislation released by Treasury. Submissions on the draft are due by 7 September 2018. Read more

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 landscape until more recently. Read more

The evolving role of the financial services regulator

Written by Amy Ciolek and Nicola Greenberg As community expectations and the nature of crime changes, so too does the role of the regulator. The ABC news reports today that “for the first time, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission will have enhanced powers to place dedicated staff within the big four banks and wealth … Read more

Mixers, cold storage and onions…cocktail party or digital money laundering?

By Amy Ciolek and Julia Massarin With terminology such as mixers, cold storage, tumblers and Onions (Onion Routers) (TOR), one may be excused for overlooking the significance of money laundering the digital age. FATF Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors In July 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published its report to … Read more

Contrasting Regulatory Approaches to FinTech

The RBA has recently set out its views that “Most of the regulation set for financial institutions is aimed at the stability of financial institutions….If some of these companies get big enough there will be systemic issues." This is moderately inconsistent with APRA’s latest move, expanding its policy to restricted ADI licences to foster innovation and competition in the banking industry.  Australia needs clear guidance and regulatory support to avoid pushing away financial services innovation. Read more

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