Consultation Paper 313 – Product Intervention Power and draft Regulatory Guide

7 August 2019

We acknowledge The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) intention to provide ‘high level’ guidance, and to rely on the ordinary meaning of ‘significant detriment’. However, for the efficient implementation of this measure, maximum clarity around the meaning of this term is desirable.

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Capital treatment of mortgages under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme
11 November 2019

The ABA welcomes further clarity on the capital treatment for guarantees under the Scheme. A clear understanding of the capital treatment is critical for an ADI’s mortgage product development and consequential approval under the scheme.

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National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Investment Mandate Amendment (First Home Loan Deposit Scheme) Direction 2019
4 November 2019

The ABA welcomes any assistance to help first homebuyers to own their own home and supports the Government’s commitment to deliver the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. Further, the ABA welcomes APRA’s letter to industry clarifying the capital treatment of the guarantee.

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Removal of the exemption for funeral expenses policies
18 October 2019

The ABA fully supports the removal of the exemption for funeral expenses policies from the defintion of financial products.

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