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COVID-19 Weekly Wrap-Up

Banking & Finance

COVID-19 Weekly Wrap-Up

To help you stay on top of all the COVID-19 content this week we have compiled our insights into one easy-to-access location, updated on a weekly basis.

03 April 2020

Brave New World: Australia and Singapore press forward with landmark Digital Economy Agreement

On 23 March 2020, it was announced that Australia and Singapore have finalised negotiation of the Digital Economy Agreement (“DEA”) between the nations. This brings to a...

03 April 2020

Coming of age for China’s NPL market: first national AMC approval in 21 years

Nearly 21 years after China established the big four national asset management companies (AMCs) to acquire, manage and dispose of non-performing loans (NPLs), the Chinese government has approved...

30 March 2020

Certainty for foreign financial services providers – at last!

Foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) now have certainty about their Australian financial services (AFS) licensing position.

12 March 2020

Building on the Consumer Data Right to grow Australia’s digital economy

With Australian banking customers soon able to take control of sharing their banking data using the Consumer Data Right (CDR), the Australian Government is looking to the CDR’s...

09 March 2020

Impact of Coronavirus on Finance Transactions

With the volatility in world markets impacting on finance transactions, we look at certain key aspects of existing and future finance transactions under English and Australian law which...

06 March 2020

Getting deal ready: minimising the impact of regulatory due diligence on financial services businesses

The goal posts for executing a deal in the financial services sector have changed. In this difficult regulatory environment, sellers are finding it harder to get their deals...

27 February 2020

The enhanced Australian regulatory sandbox: now in play?

This month the Australian Government legislated to introduce an enhanced regulatory sandbox under Australian financial services and credit licensing laws. 

20 February 2020

Financial Services Royal Commission draft legislation – Will insurers be able to implement all changes consistently?

This article was written by Astrid Sugden, Travis Toemoe, Mandy Tsang, Chloe Walker and Sarah Yu.This alert provides key takeaways and our in-depth analysis of some of the proposed amendments...

18 February 2020

Consumer Data Right: The long road to accreditation

Now is the time to engage with the Consumer Data Right participant accreditation process if your organisation wants to be in a position to receive CDR data on...

18 February 2020

Financial Services Royal Commission draft legislation: Major changes for superannuation trustees and not enough time?

The package of proposed legislation includes a draft bill (Bill) and regulations which make important changes to the Australian financial services licence (AFSL) regime for APRA-regulated superannuation trustees....

14 February 2020

Financial Services Royal Commission draft legislation: Ongoing advice fee arrangements and disclosure of lack of independence

Released for consultation by the Treasurer on 31 January 2020, the “ongoing fee arrangements” and “disclosure of lack of independence” Schedules to the exposure draft Bill that will...

12 February 2020

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