Tag Archives: Superannuation

ASIC’s consults on its administration of its new product intervention powers

In this article we consider ASIC’s consultation package in relation to the exercise of its new product intervention powers, including some observations about ASIC’s understanding of and proposed implementation of the new regime.

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2019 Federal Budget insight

With a forecast surplus for 2019-20, the first time in over a decade, of $7.1 billion, Josh Frydenberg’s 2019 Budget is a not too subtle election budget. Surplus is forecast into the future with government debt eliminated by 2029-30.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 19

Funds and financial products

Financial Services Royal Commission final report

On 4 February, the final report of the Royal Commission into the Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released to the public.

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APRA issues information security standard

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) issued Prudential Standard CPS 234 Information Security (CPS 234) on 7 November 2018. CPS 234 imposes information security requirements on all APRA-regulated entities and will commence on 1 July 2019, providing transition arrangements where information assets are managed by third parties. It is crucial for all APRA-regulated entities to understand the requirements in place for the management of information security.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 14

Funds and financial products

ASIC again warns financial firms to join Australian Financial Complaints Authority

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Another day, another financial services inquiry – non-bank lenders now in the Senate spotlight

The announcement on Wednesday 17 October 2018 of a Senate inquiry into “credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship” continues the current forensic examination into the state of financial services in Australia.

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Report of the independent reviewer of the RG 97 fees and costs regime

On 24 June 2018 ASIC released Mr Darren McShane’s independent review report of the fees and costs regime set out in the Corporations Act 2001, Corporations Regulations 2001, ASIC Class Order [CO 14/1252] and ASIC Regulatory Guide 97 (collectively, the ‘RG 97 fees and costs regime’).

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2018 Federal Budget insight

With a modest surplus of $2.2 Billion predicted for 2019-20, and tax cuts totalling $140 Billion, Scott Morrison’s third budget is a strong indication of an imminent election.

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2018 Australian Federal Budget – Initial briefing

Scott Morrison has loosened the purse strings ahead of a likely election in his third budget. This budget announced a series of tax reforms including:

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Insurance in Superannuation Code of Practice: Transition position

What is your insurance transition position?

The first part of this series, released on 2 March 2018, focussed on superannuation funds indicating their intention to adopt the Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice (Voluntary Code), and the second part, released on 27 March 2018 focussed on the claims handling process. One further key issue for funds that choose to adopt the Voluntary Code will be managing the transition process.

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