ASIC defers commencement of mortgage broker reforms and design and distribution obligations

20-109MR ASIC defers commencement of mortgage broker reforms and design and distribution obligations Friday 8 May 2020   ASIC today announced it will defer the commencement date of the mortgage

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Australian Inactive AFSL Holders at Risk of Forfeiting Licences

A number of AFSLs holding authorisations that cover retail FX brokerage operations are at risk of being cancelled.  Regulation ( Retail FX ) | Thursday, 23/04/2020 | 09:18 GMT+2 A

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COVID-19 information from ASIC

COVID-19 information As part of the Australian Government’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is working to maintain the integrity and stability of

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ASIC Freezes Licence of Failed Investment Firm Longhou Markets

Prior to April 2016, Longhou was formerly known as Avestra Capital Pty Ltd and as AG Capital Markets Pty Ltd    Regulation ( Retail FX ) | Friday, 20/03/2020 |

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Australian Court Accepts Cryptocurrency Exchange Account as Security for Legal Costs

A court in Australia has agreed that a crypto exchange account can be used as security for potential legal expenses. Acknowledging the volatile nature of decentralized digital assets, the judge

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ASIC and APRA welcome law reform on superannuation regulator roles

ASIC and APRA welcome law reform on superannuation regulator roles Friday, 14/02/2020 |   The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) have jointly welcomed

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ASIC reports on decisions to cut red tape – April 2019 to September 2019

ASIC has helped the law work better for business by granting over 400 applications for relief between 1 April 2019 and 30 September 2019. ASIC’s latest report, Overview of decisions on

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parallax background MAS Brings New AML Framework for Crypto Businesses

Companies need to register with the financial regulator and obtain licenses in six months.  Regulation ( CryptoCurrency )  | Tuesday, 28/01/2020 | 09:05 GMT+2 The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday the

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ASIC consults on s444GA share transfers under a Deed of Company Arrangement

ASIC has released a consultation paper on a proposal to formalise its policy on share transfers made under s444GA of the Corporations Act. ASIC will seek public input on the

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Director identification number (DIN) bill – Big change in Australia business you must know!

On 13 February 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2019 was introduced to the Australian Parliament (Amendment Bill). The Amendment Bill proposed a director identification number (DIN)

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