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FACT SHEET: AFSL Costs

08 May 2020
FACT SHEET: AFSL Costs

Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

So, you think you’re ready to apply for your own AFSL.  What are the costs should you be prepared for? Preparing You can attempt to prepare and submit your own…...

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FACT SHEET: The AFSL Application Process

08 May 2020
FACT SHEET: The AFSL Application Process

Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

Before applying for a licence, you need to know: 1. Why are you applying? “Branding” alone won’t cut it.  You need to convince ASIC that you need a licence.  You…...

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FACT SHEET: Key AFSL Requirements

08 May 2020
FACT SHEET: Key AFSL Requirements

Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

How do I get an AFSL, you ask?  Below, we outline the key requirements required for applying for and obtaining an AFSL.  If you decide to obtain an AFSL, it…...

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FACT SHEET – Should I have my own AFSL?

08 May 2020
FACT SHEET – Should I have my own AFSL?

Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

Does the licensing regime prevent you from being an authorised representative of an existing AFSL holder?  Are you getting tired of receiving bills from your licensee for the privilege of…...

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FACT SHEET: Do I need an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)?

08 May 2020
FACT SHEET: Do I need an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)?

Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

The law says that you need an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) if you are a “person” who carries on a “financial services” business in this jurisdiction.  (This article includes…...

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COVID-19 and Paying the Rent

30 Apr 2020
COVID-19 and Paying the Rent

Tim Dixon

Special Counsel

Can you get rent relief for your business offices? If your offices are occupied under a commercial lease and your business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the rent…...

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I’m a Responsible Manager. What does this mean?

15 Apr 2020
I’m a Responsible Manager.  What does this mean?

Samantha Hills

Senior Associate

We regularly train Responsible Managers (“RMs”) of AFS licensees to help them better understand their role.  Many RMs are curious to know what they have to do and whether they are personally…...

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Royal Commission Review

06 Apr 2020
Royal Commission Review

Grant Holley

Managing Partner

In a 1-hour webinar, Paul Derham, Kath Bowler and I discuss the largest issues in the financial services industry following the 2018 Royal Commission. Importantly, we learned that the large majority…...

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How will my commercial contract be affected by COVID-19?

31 Mar 2020
How will my commercial contract be affected by COVID-19?

Naomi Fink

Senior Associate

We are all aware of the impact of COVID-19 on our health system and social interactions, however it is also important to consider the effect of the pandemic on business.…...

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