Tagged: john price

The Australian Securities & Investment Commission Licenses First Crowd-Sourced Funding Platforms

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has licensed the first crowdfunding platforms or “crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries” as it is called in Australia. The licensed platforms follow several prolonged years to create workable rules allowing for companies to raise capital online under the new… Read More

Australian Securities & Investment Commission Publishes Report on Marketplace Lending, Shows Double the Loans

The Australian government and regulatory officials are keenly engaged in fostering the growth of Fintech. Marketplace lending, one of the largest sectors of Fintech, has provided a much needed new source of credit in many countries around the world. Earlier today, the Australian Securities and… 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 & Investments Commissions Signs New Fintech Cooperate Agreement With Dubai Financial Services Authority

This week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced it has signed a new fintech cooperate agreement With Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). According to the ASIC, this new agreement will enable it and the DFSA to refer innovative fintech businesses to each other… Read More

New Zealand & Australia Recommit to Collaborate on Fintech

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) in New Zealand and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have re-affirmed their collaboration on the expanding opportunities in Fintech innovation. The two agencies originally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) back in 2012. Since that time, much… 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

ASIC Releases Guidance on Crowdfunding in Australia which Commences on September 29th

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has just released guidance for public companies and crowdfunding platform operators to support them in using the new “crowd-sourced funding (CSF)” regime. The updated rules kick off on 29 September 2017. While rules only apply to public companies,… Read More

ASIC Publishes Response on Innovation Hub & Regtech

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is out with a report responding to feedback on their Innovation Hub and Regtech in general. ASIC sought feedback on their overall approach and establishing a new Regtech liaison group. ASIC received 19 responses from Fintech businesses and technology companies,… Read More

Fintech Collaboration: Japan & Australian Create Cooperation Framework

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) have announced a framework for co-operation to promote Fintech innovation in Japan and Australia. A formal “Exchange of Letters” ceremony between Australian Ambassador to Japan, the Hon Richard Court AC and State Minister… Read More

ASIC and OJK Sign Fintech Agreement Promoting Innovation

In an attempt to promote innovation in their financial service markets, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and Indonesia’s Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) have entered into a Fintech Cooperation Agreement. Stated in a release Friday the 21st in Melbourne, the agreement creates a framework for collaboration… 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

Australian ASIC & Canadian OSC Align to Sign Fintech Pact Reflects Commitment to Emerging Businesses

Under a new agreement, fintech companies in Australia and Ontario will be able to draw on support from the combined resources of their financial regulators as they seek to operate in the others’ market. Signed in Toronto this week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission… Read More