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Payments 2025 & beyond: navigating the payments matrix

The financial services industry is in the midst of a significant transformation. Payments are becoming increasingly cashless, and the industry’s role in fostering inclusion has become a significant priority. This report explores how the industry will respond to these trends.
Briefing paper

Fintech sandboxes: promoting innovation, encouraging competition

Regulatory burdens and uncertainty in the financial sector can cost companies money and make them risk averse. For innovators, regulators, and consumers, 'sandboxes' can provide an experimental environment for companies to test new products or services in a laxer regulatory environment, as explained in this...
Discussion paper

A new consumer duty

This consultation paper focusses on a Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.
Policy report

Biodiversity, natural capital and the economy: a policy guide for finance, economic and environment ministers

This report provides the latest findings and policy guidance for G7 and other countries in four key areas: measuring and mainstreaming biodiversity; aligning budgetary and fiscal policy with biodiversity; embedding biodiversity in the financial sector; and improving biodiversity outcomes linked to international trade.

The 2020 financial services human rights benchmark report

This report assesses the performance of 22 financial companies against six human rights categories: privacy and information; anti-discrimination; economic security; health and safety; voice and participation; and right to remedy.

Central bank digital currency and governance: fit for purpose?

Central banks are turning their attention toward central bank digital currency (CBDC) to replace coins and bills and to provide other types of services through digital technology. This paper explores the forces that will affect the implementation of a CBDC.
Discussion paper

Regulations to support the new regime for the conduct of financial institutions

The purpose of this discussion document is to seek feedback on possible regulations to support the new regime for the conduct of financial institutions being developed under the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill.

Preserving the financial futures of vulnerable Queenslanders

This review was undertaken to explore concerns raised by people under administration with the Public Trustee, their families and supporters, about the level and types of Public Trustee fees and charges, and their negative effect on financial outcomes for people under administration.

National Disability Insurance Scheme fraud prevention: financial crime guide

Developed in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), this financial crime guide includes indicators of potential fraud people should watch out for, including NDIS sourced funds being used in a way that does not correlate with providing or receiving support services.

Financial services and modern slavery

This guide is designed to help the financial services industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply chains.