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The Australian corporate regulator has signed a co-operation agreement with Indonesia’s financial services authority, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), to “promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets”.

Tim Stewart

The final report of Stephen Sedgwick’s review of retail banking remuneration has failed to find grounds for an “outright ban on all product-based payments” – but payments based solely on sales targets will end.

Tim Stewart

Bank lending to property investors has increased steadily since early 2016 despite efforts to tighten lending standards, says the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Tim Stewart

Australian banks will be required to limit their exposures to unrelated counterparties to 25 per cent of Tier 1 Capital as APRA seeks to reduce "contagion risk".

Tim Stewart

Three of Australia's big four banks have given their 'in principle' support for the creation of an ASIC product intervention power – albeit with a long list of exemptions.

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Synchron, AFSL, Australian Financial Services Licence, Sheridan Wright, South Australia, Northern Territory, Don Trapnell

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Fitzpatricks Private Wealth, Melbourne, Chris Giaouris, David Marasea, Chronos Private, Marasea Partners, John McMurdo

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AMP, Evermore Money Management, Chris Chetham, Amirthan Arasaratnam, AFSL, dealer group

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