New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority has issued a consultation paper on whether charities issuing debt securities should be subject to standard disclosure obligations.
The Stockbrokers Association of Australia has warned that proposals to increase industry funding of the corporate regulator may impose greater costs on brokerage firms, prompting more industry rationalisation and stifling innovation.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has released a consultation package proposing to either streamline or cease the Points of Presence statistics and data collection.
Australia's major banks are closing accounts of bitcoin companies, citing compliance risks resulting from tougher anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules.
The Australian government is requesting comment from the public on small amount credit contract laws to ensure that the regulatory framework strikes the right balance between consumers and lenders.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has concerns over its risk management and compliance systems.
Australian Securities and Investment Commission chairman Greg Medcraft says the emergence of blockchain technology has the potential to change the existing financial system.
The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority has said banks will need to fund themselves with more expensive long-term debt over time to reduce risk to the financial system.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has identified compliance failures by responsible entities and superannuation trustees.
Australia’s government has commissioned a capabilities review to to examine, and make recommendations on how efficiently and effectively ASIC operates.