To ensure good compliance, your policies need to be three things: up-to-date, ready-to-use and easily accessible. RegsWeb is a MIntegrity tech solution that helps you stay on top of all this and more, assisting firms in all the elements of policy management.Read More
As an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) holder, you have certain obligations to help prevent financial crime — particularly when it comes to anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF). From cryptocurrency and social media scams to huge penalties and liabilities, this is one issue you can’t afford to overlook.Read More
Every year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announces its Enforcement Priorities — areas of focus that will guide its efforts and help financial firms know where to make improvements. For 2023, ASIC’s Enforcement Priorities include something that may feel novel: “Misconduct involving high-risk products including crypto assets.”Read More
In May 2023, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released Issue 148 of its Market Integrity Update. The publication includes important information for market participants, including guidance for assessing cyber capabilities, reports on criminal sentences throughout the industry and — perhaps most importantly — a look at the updated market integrity rules penalty regime.Read More
Although cybersecurity has long been an integral part of the Australian financial sector, the idea of ‘cyber resilience’ is newer and more complicated. Instead of focusing on the tools or solutions required to protect an organisation, cyber resilience goes a step further to encompass frameworks, philosophies and applicable responsibilities.Read More
All financial services providers must keep track of trends such as business and consumer behaviours, new technology solutions and cybersecurity threats. These patterns are key to staying relevant and competitive — but to stay compliant, financial firms need to track trends in another area: regulatory change.Read More
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Although the financial services industry faces many unique challenges, regulatory risk management is among the most important. Compliance protects both the financial services provider and its clients — but keeping track of every regulation and making the correct changes can be highly demanding.Read More