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ASIC ensures licensees meet their AFCA membership obligations - Jul 2019

ASIC has found a list of non-compliant financial and credit licensees.

Partner, Andrea Beatty, Lawyer, Chelsea Payne and Law Clerk, Chloe Kim discuss the significance of financial services licensees and credit licensees not obtaining an AFCA membership. 

ASIC releases public submissions in response to Consultation Paper 309 – Update to RG 209: Credit licensing: Responsible lending conduct (CP 309) - Jul 2019

ASIC has released the submissions received in regards to Consultation Paper 309 – Update to RG 209: Credit licensing: Responsible lending conduct.

Partner, Andrea Beatty, Lawyer, Chelsea Payne and Law Clerk, Chloe Kim discuss the nature of the submissions released. 

ASIC releases two Information Sheets regarding new whistleblowing laws. - Jul 2019

ASIC has released two new Information Sheets regarding whistleblower rights.

Partner, Andrea Beatty, Lawyer, Chelsea Payne and Law Clerk, Chloe Kim discuss the rights and protections afforded to whistleblowers. 

ASIC releases Consultation Paper 316 – Using the product intervention power: Short term credit - Jul 2019

ASIC has requested consultation regarding the usage of its product intervention power.

Partner, Andrea Beatty, Lawyer, Chelsea Payne and Law Clerk, Chloe Kim discuss ASIC’s proposed changes. 

ASIC consults on new foreign AFS licencing regime which all foreign financial services providers should know about. - Jul 2019

ASIC has requested further consultation regarding a new foreign AFS licensing regime.

Partner, Andrea Beatty, Lawyer, Chelsea Payne and Law Clerk, Chloe Kim discuss ASIC’s proposed changes. 

OAIC releases its 12-month Notifiable Data Breaches report - Jun 2019

The OAIC have released their first annual notifiable data breaches report, following the introduction of mandatory data breach reporting in February 2018.

Partner, Andrea Beatty and lawyer, Chelsea  Payne, discuss the main findings of the report. 

APRA consulting with ADIs on APP 223 - Jun 2019

APRA has written to all ADIs regarding a consultation on revisions to APP 223 Residential Mortgage Lending.

Partner, Andrea Beatty and Lawyer, Chelsea Payne discuss the proposed changes.

ASIC consults on new IDR processes - Jun 2019

ASIC has requested public consultation on new standards for financial firms to handle consumer and small business complaints. The new standards will improve how complaints are handled and make a financial firms’ complaints handling performance transparent.

Partner, Andrea Beatty and Lawyer, Chelsea Payne discuss the potential updates to RG 165 Licensing: Internal and external dispute resolution.

Westpac and ASIC back in the ring following rejected settlement - May 2019

Following Justice Perram’s rejection of the $35 million agreed settlement between Westpac and ASIC last year, the parties have returned to court to determine whether Westpac has breached the responsible lending laws.

Partner, Andrea Beatty and Lawyer, Chelsea Payne discuss the submissions of the parties in the first few days of the hearing.

Fair Work Commission’s surprising interpretation of the Australian Privacy Principles - May 2019

A recent Fair Work Commission Case has provided interesting interpretation on the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles.

Partner, Andrea Beatty and Lawyer, Chelsea Payne discuss the outcome of the case.

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