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AFCA – so what is fair?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020
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Rachel Erlich

Senior Associate

As I write this in May 2020, we are facing difficult times.  We are grappling with a global pandemic caused by COVID-19.  And, as we experienced during the global financial…...

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FACT SHEET: Setting up a cryptocurrency (Virtual Asset) exchange checklist

Monday, 11 May 2020
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Alexa Bowditch

Lawyer

Before you set up a cryptocurrency exchange, determine the structure of your cryptocurrency exchange: Crypto to fiat or crypto to crypto Virtual assets to be exchanged Broker or market maker…...

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FACT SHEET: Top 10 Tips for a Successful AFSL Application

Friday, 08 May 2020
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Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

Here are our top 10 tips for a successful AFSL application. Organisational competency, as demonstrated by your Responsible Manager, will make or break your application. Get good legal advice at…...

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FACT SHEET: AFSL Costs

Friday, 08 May 2020
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Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

So, you think you’re ready to apply for your own AFSL.  What are the costs should you be prepared for? Preparing You can attempt to prepare and submit your own…...

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FACT SHEET: The AFSL Application Process

Friday, 08 May 2020
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Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

Before applying for a licence, you need to know: 1. Why are you applying? “Branding” alone won’t cut it.  You need to convince ASIC that you need a licence.  You…...

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FACT SHEET: Key AFSL Requirements

Friday, 08 May 2020
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Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

How do I get an AFSL, you ask?  Below, we outline the key requirements required for applying for and obtaining an AFSL.  If you decide to obtain an AFSL, it…...

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FACT SHEET – Should I have my own AFSL?

Friday, 08 May 2020
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Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

Does the licensing regime prevent you from being an authorised representative of an existing AFSL holder?  Are you getting tired of receiving bills from your licensee for the privilege of…...

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FACT SHEET: Do I need an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)?

Friday, 08 May 2020
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Frank Varga

Head of Licensing

The law says that you need an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) if you are a “person” who carries on a “financial services” business in this jurisdiction.  (This article includes…...

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Royal Commission Review

Monday, 06 April 2020
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Grant Holley

Managing Partner

In a 1-hour webinar, Paul Derham, Kath Bowler and I discuss the largest issues in the financial services industry following the 2018 Royal Commission. Importantly, we learned that the large majority…...

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