Regulation

Regulation

Regulator calls time on generous IP policies, penalties apply

APRA has brought forward its suite of changes designed to save the insurance industry after seeing another $1.4B loss since December 2019. Capital penalties will now apply for income protection policies that don’t meet its new sustainability standards, which could force risk advisers to rethink their approach.
Regulation

Regulatory reform, but not as you know it

The ALRC’s financial regulation review won’t follow the normal template, lawyers say, as the focus will be more on structure than policy. This may mean a swing back towards more prescriptive regulation for advisers, but don’t hold your breath for a quick result.
Regulation

Court slaps $50M fine on MLC trustee

In ASIC's largest ever civil action, MLC Nominees and Nulis Nominees have been lumped with a combined $57.5 million worth of penalties after they duped hundreds of thousands of superannuation members into paying for advice that wasn't provided.
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