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Like politicians, the prospect of completely re-written financial services laws promises so much. But will the proposed re-write

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If cybersecurity hasn’t shot up towards the top of the list of identified risks in your financial services

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It should be such an easy thing to do – after all, it’s what financial advisers get paid

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Download a PDF of our latest Regulatory Wrap here. Summary: Westpac Loses Personal Advice Case Privacy Breaches FDS

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INSIGHT LINES how to nail advice reviews   We have, over the years, reviewed thousands of advice files.

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The Role: Financial services lawyer. Permanent part-time. 0.4 to 0.6 FTE (i.e. 15 to 25 hrs p/week approximately)

5 tips to improve your business post Royal Commission. We have avoided making comment on the Banking and

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Advice businesses will feel the effects of proposed new product design, distribution and intervention laws that were introduced

imaclegal October 10, 2017 1 Comment

It's not easy for a financial services provider to be independent these days. And even more difficult after

Everyone seems to be talking about goals-based advice at the moment. In this article we put together for No

imaclegal April 25, 2017 1 Comment

The race to the first post-FOFA ‘best interests’ case has been run and won, with ASIC taking the

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As you are undoubtedly aware, the government introduced new Life Insurance Framework (we’ll refer to it as LIF

imaclegal September 12, 2016 1 Comment

The recent Storm Financial case is a rare opportunity for us to see how the Courts interpret the

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A growing number of advisers are starting to consider and recommend peer-to-peer (P2P) lending as an investment solution

Confused about where the financial services changes such as FOFA, LIF, etc are at now that parliament has

imaclegal April 21, 2016 1 Comment

Sweeping ASIC reforms and other regulatory changes affecting the financial services sector were announced by the Treasurer and

imaclegal April 8, 2016 1 Comment

The long-awaited Life Insurance Framework (LIF) regulations have been released in draft form and are a mixed bag

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As a financial services lawyer, I understand the trepidation some feel regarding Fintech. But as one who has

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So, now that we are into the ‘season proper’ of 2016, what regulatory changes will financial services businesses

imaclegal January 8, 2016 2 Comments

So, you’ve seen the surprise announcement that several unexpected changes were made to the previously rejected FOFA rules

imaclegal November 13, 2015 2 Comments

What the Life Insurance Framework means for your advice business and compliance arrangements. The government announced its intended

imaclegal October 21, 2015 1 Comment

The government, in its official Response, has adopted all but one of the recommendations made by the Financial


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