Organisation

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

Description

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was established on 14 December 2017 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

The Governor-General issued Letters Patent which formally appoint the Royal Commissioner and outline the Terms of Reference for this inquiry.

The Commissioner, the Honourable Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC, is authorised to submit an interim report no later than 30 September 2018, and will provide a final report by 1 February 2019.​

Items authored

Briefing paper

14 May 2018

This background paper provides information about small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia, and describes some ways that SMEs interact with providers of financial products. This paper also highlights that there is no single definition of an SME in Australia, and that data about SMEs...

Briefing paper

13 Apr 2018

Financial advice can play an important role for consumers - access to affordable, quality financial advice can bring significant benefits to consumers and help them to make informed decisions. This resource focuses on the reforms affecting the regulation of financial advice since 2007.

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper outlines the main categories of financial products available to retail investors, the size of retail investment in the main categories of financial products held by Australian retail investors and the ways in which retail investors are protected, including prohibitions and restrictions on...

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper provides information about the key participants in the Australian financial planning industry, some features of this industry, the main services offered by financial planners and advisers, as well as an outline of a selection of regulatory issues.

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper explains both the current education and training requirements for financial advisers or financial planners and the key aspects of recent reforms in this area. This paper has been prepared using publicly available information.

Items published

Technical report

26 Jul 2018

The purpose of this report is to explain aspects of the legal framework for the Australian superannuation system, focusing on the rules that govern the use of members’ funds by trustees and other professional financial services providers in the superannuation system. It also deals briefly...

Briefing paper

24 Jul 2018

This paper considers the superannuation system from the consumer (or member) perspective, discussing how a consumer enters the superannuation market, interacts with superannuation fund trustees and accesses their superannuation at retirement.

Briefing paper

24 Jul 2018

This paper provides a summary of major financial system reforms over the past twenty-five years, focussing primarily on regulatory reforms affecting superannuation funds.

Briefing paper

22 Jun 2018

This paper provides context for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers’ interactions with banking and financial services, especially in remote areas across Australia. It also provides background information and detail on Australian government policies and programs relating to Indigenous Australians.

Briefing paper

21 Jun 2018

This paper provides information on the interactions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with financial institutions, including banks, insurers and superannuation funds.

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