Archive for the "Financial Services" Category

  • 7 Feb2018

    Lloyd’s to push ahead with electronic placement platform

    Monday 5 February 2018 - Lloyd’s has announced plans to push ahead with electronic placement to support face to face negotiation, further increase efficiency in the market, reduce back office costs, and improve customer service. Lloyd’s will hold briefing sessions...
  • 19 Oct2017

    FOS in the derivatives sector – assessment for opening a Client Trading Account

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal   The Financial Ombudsman Service Australia (FOS) has released its Annual Review for 2016-17 which identifies emerging trends in consumer disputes in the financial services sector. FOS identifies that it has experienced a 14% increase in the total number of...
  • 24 Jul2017

    Potential new powers for APRA to
    make non-ADI lender rules

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal On 17 July 2017 Treasury released an Exposure Draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Non-ADI Lender Rules) Bill 2017 implementing the Commonwealth Government’s 2017–18 Budget proposal to introduce measures to respond flexibly to financial and housing market developments that pose...
  • 3 May2017

    Relief for crowd-sourced equity funding for start-ups

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Small businesses and start-ups seeking to raise funds through crowd-sourced funding (‘CSF’) from a large number of retail investors may be able to take advantage of exemptions from the licensing and disclosure burdens associated with the public fundraising regime under...
  • 5 Apr2017

    New client money reforms for OTC derivatives

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal New reforms regulating the application of client monies in retail over-the-counter derivatives transactions will restrict the use of client funds for hedging purposes. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No.1) Bill contains the proposed retail client money reforms in the...

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