ASIC extends regulatory relief for overseas providers

The corporate regulator has extended its licensing relief for foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) following announcements made in the recent federal budget.

The extension has now been pushed forward to 31 March 2023 pending the outcome of the government’s consultation about FFSPs regulation as previously announced in the federal budget.

ASIC said in a statement released on Friday: “As Treasury will consult on proposals that affect licensing of FFSPs, ASIC has paused its assessment of licence applications lodged by FFSPs pending the outcome of the government’s announced reforms, unless the applicant requests that we continue with the assessment of their application.

“During this extended transitional period, ASIC will consider new applications for individual temporary licensing relief or new standard or foreign AFS licence applications from entities that cannot rely on the transitional relief.”


FFSPs that have been or are granted a foreign AFS licence will also be able to continue to operate pending any legislative changes arising from the consultation.

ASIC extends regulatory relief for overseas providers
ASIC extends regulatory relief for overseas providers
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