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By Alexa Freeman, Mark Sneddon, Paul Derham
Due to the returns to be made in cryptocurrencies, many people plan to set up digital currency exchanges in Australia.
By Jesse Vermiglio
ASIC and the Banking Royal Commission put the spotlight on dealing with conflicts of interest.
By David Court, Frank Varga
As of 1 October 2018, advisers who wish to continue to provide MDA services will need to apply for a licence variation.
By Fiona McCord
If a cyber incident arises, consideration must be given to the potential legal ramifications.
By Terence Wong, David Court
The Enhanced Sandbox (in its exposure draft form) will come with a number of enhancements over the Existing Sandbox.
By Zoe Higgins
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority becomes a 'one stop shop' for the resolution of all financial complaints.
By Mark Sneddon
Recent changes align the GST treatment of digital currency with the GST treatment of money removing double GST.
By Fiona McCord, David Court
Licensees have possession of highly personal information, which in the wrong hands can be used for criminal activities.
By Alexa Freeman
Similar to past AUSTRAC risk assessments, this report has a broad application to the whole financial services industry.
By Terence Wong, David Court
The CCIV will provide fund managers in Australia with much greater choice of fund structure for more varied applications.
By David Court
Part II of this blog series discusses wholesale client eligibility, individual wealth, controlled entities and SMSFs.
By David Court
Part 1 of this 2-part blog series addresses inappropriate use of accountant's certificates, SMSFs and wholesale clients.
By Zoe Higgins
These changes align ASIC's funding model with APRA's, as well as a number of international financial sector regulators.
By Laura Sullivan (formerly with Holley Nethercote), Grant Holley
This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the outcome and the lessons learned from ASIC's Report 515.
By Laura Sullivan (formerly with Holley Nethercote), Grant Holley
This is the first part of a two-part series on the outcome and lessons learned from ASIC Report 515 on Financial advice.