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Cryptocurrency-Aided Cybercrimine Syndicate Drained Retirement Accounts in Australia

Australian police have “dismantled” a cybercrime syndicate that used cryptocurrencies to purchase “fraudulently-obtained identities” on Dark Net markets and then use these identities to open bank accounts and drain victims’ retirement savings. According to a release from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), “Investigations have… Read More

Australian Securities & Investment Commission Touts Growth of Alternative Finance, Fintech Innovation. Publishes Reports on Marketplace Lending and “Crowd-Sourced Funding”

The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has published several reports touting the progress of Fintech in Australia. ASIC said that recent surveys show an increase in demand – aided in part by ASIC’s Innovation Hub. Australia may be a smaller market but it has… Read More

The Global Financial Innovation Network Now Open for Applications

The Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) is now open for applications. GFIN is a group of 29 international organisations including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as well as the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and… Read More

Australian Securities and Investment Commission Signs Fintech / Regtech Agreement with Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced a Fintech and Regtech agreement with the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). This is the second Fintech agreement signed by ASIC today having earlier announced an agreement with the US CFTC. The Agreement… Read More

Australian Securities and Investment Commission Halts Several Proposed Initial Coin Offerings

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has issued a statement indicating it has taken action against “misleading Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and crypto-asset funds” which have targeted retail investors.  ASIC said it has stopped several ICOs or “token generation events.” These ICOs have been… Read More

Online Lender Prospa Completes ASIC Review of Terms, Updates Lending Agreements as Requested

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Prospa, a leading online lender to SMEs in Australia, has shared that it has satisfied the a review by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to Prospa’s small-business contract terms. This past June, Prospa received a letter from ASIC requesting information as… Read More

Here is the Enhanced Fintech Cooperation Agreement Between the UK FCA and the Australian Securities & Investment Commission

As was announced earlier today (and leaked out earlier this week) the Australian and UK governments have signed an “enhanced cooperation agreement” on Fintech innovation. Under the new agreement the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will continue to… Read More

Australian Securities and Investment Commission Partners with Canadian Securities Regulators on Fintech

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to foster Fintech innovation, expand the network of information sharing and support Fintech startups. ASIC previously signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission which… Read More

Australian Securities & Investment Commission Reviews Regulatory Sandbox & Proposes to Retain Fintech Licensing Exemption

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) had previously committed to review its regulatory sandbox and Fintech licensing exemption and upon review, officials have proposed to maintain the current status. The regulatory Fintech sandbox was introduced in December 2016 and enables eligible firms to test… Read More

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Enters Agreement with Swiss Financial Markets Authority to Partner on Fintech

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has added a new Fintech partnership arrangement with a deal signed with the Swiss Financial Markets Authority (FINMA). Both regulators have been impressively open to financial innovation so an agreement to cooperate on disruptive finance simply makes sense…. Read More

CEO of Blockchain Tech Company DigitalX Comments on ASIC’s Position on ICOs

Earlier this week, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) came out with a statement on the emerging Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market that clarified its perspective on tokenized crowdfunding offers. Australia is a country that has been very aggressive in establishing itself as a… Read More

Australia Publishes Guidance for Initial Coin Offerings

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has just published their spin on the burgeoning Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market. John Price, ASIC Commissioner, stated; “We want to ensure innovative firms understand the regulatory framework they may be operating under and ensure they meet any… Read More

Australian Securities and Investment Commission Announces Fintech Agreement With Abu Dhabi Global Market

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Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) announced on Friday it has signed a fintech cooperative agreement with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), which will provide cooperation to support and understand financial innovation. According to the ASIC, the new agreement expands its fintech cooperation network… Read More

ASIC Announces Licensing Exemption For Fintech Businesses

On Thursday, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) announced a licensing exemption that will allow eligible financial technology (also known as fintech) businesses to test certain specified services without holding an Australian financial services or credit license. According to the ASIC, the fintech licensing… Read More

UK FCA & Australian Securities and Investments Commission Will Support Innovative Fintech Firms with Unique Agreement

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have inked an agreement to support innovative businesses seeking to gain entrance into each others markets.  The unique arrangement will see financial regulators looking to reduce bureaucratic red tape to help… Read More

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