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