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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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A new AFS licensing regime for Foreign Financial Service Providers

31 Mar 2020
A new AFS licensing regime for Foreign Financial Service Providers

Sarah Archer

Senior Associate

Foreign financial service providers will be subject to a new regulatory regime from 1 April 2020, which will require a number of previously exempt foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) to…...

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Outsourcing: How can you comply with an obligation without performing the function?

30 Mar 2020
Outsourcing: How can you comply with an obligation without performing the function?

Alexa Bowditch

Lawyer

In times like these, are you confident that your business will continue to comply with its obligations where it has outsourced its functions? We explore strategies that your business can…...

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Data Breach Reporting – What you need to know as a Licensee

19 Mar 2020
Data Breach Reporting – What you need to know as a Licensee

Fiona McCord

Senior Associate

Australian Financial Services and Australian Credit Licensees are subject to data breach reporting requirements contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (“data breach law”). The law imposes a reporting obligation when…...

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