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Government to create ASIC, APRA regulator

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUN 2021
The government has passed legislation that will see the establishment of an independent body that will review the effectiveness of both the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

ASIC fines trading firm

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 JUN 2021
The corporate regulator has fined Life Trading $200,000 and imposed an enforceable undertaking after it was found to have inappropriate supervisory policies and procedures in place.

ASIC changes ETF market maker rules

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 JUN 2021
ASIC is changing a class order that will allow ETF issuers in Australia to use offshore market makers.

ASIC takes on NAB for fee-for-no service breaches

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
The corporate regulator is fighting tooth and nail to make National Australia Bank pay a hefty penalty for charging customers fees in return for no service.

ASIC drops Regal action

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JUN 2021
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has dropped enforcement action against Regal Funds Management following an investigation in 2019.

James Mawhinney files appeal

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
Embattled Mayfair 101 founder James Mawhinney is maintaining his innocence, fighting his 20-year ban from soliciting and receiving funds in relation to financial products.

Government to strengthen FMI

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JUN 2021
The government will soon introduce a regulatory reform package on Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) following a review by Australia's financial regulators.

Halifax auditors face criminal charges

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 8 JUN 2021
Audits of defunct stockbroker Halifax have resulted in the first criminal charges ever laid in Australia for failure to comply with auditing standards.

AUSTRAC investigates NAB, JBWere

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
National Australia Bank and its subsidiaries, including JBWere, are allegedly failing their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations, according to AUSTRAC.

LIBOR phased out by year end

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 4 JUN 2021
Australian regulators expect institutions to cease the use of LIBOR in new contracts before the end of 2021.