ASIC and fintech

If you’re an eligible fintech startup and need an Australian financial services licence, an Australian credit licence, or help with an existing licence, the Innovation Hub can help you by providing:

Fintech licensing and regulation

The Innovation Hub can offer you 12 months of informal guidance on licensing and regulation, and potential exemptions.

If your application is successful, you’ll be assigned a designated ASIC contact person who can help prepare your licensing applications and provide ongoing support that integrates with your business model. They can also help determine whether there are waivers and relief applicable to your startup or scaleup.

How your input helps ASIC

ASIC seeks to collaborate with innovative startups and scaleups across marketplace lending, crowd-funding, robo-advice, payments and blockchain. Your input will help ASIC understand the challenges that startups face with legal compliance, which may become impractical as the global tech industry continues to leap forward.

ASIC is committed to helping fintech companies navigate the regulatory system and will streamline the licensing process where possible to enable fintech innovation. But we are equally committed to maintaining the principles of that regulatory system by providing strong and fair protections for Australian consumers and investors.

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ASIC joins the Business Research and Innovation Initiative - Regulatory Technology Round

15 April 2021

ASIC’s BRII challenge seeks to establish an innovative technology solution to analyse market announcements (and other corporate disclosures) by listed companies and entities to help identify and assess poor market disclosure. More information can be found in the challenge fact sheet.

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ASIC publishes REP 685 ASIC's Regtech Initiatives 2019-20

20 January 2021

ASIC’s Regtech Initiatives 2019-20 report covers observations and findings from the regtech initiatives we conducted throughout the year.  The report outlines that regtech is particularly useful for identifying and, in some cases, assessing indicators of concerning conduct or activities by financial businesses.

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12th ASIC regtech liaison forum

30 April 2021

The forum provides a regular chance for industry representatives and regulators to discuss the developments and opportunities within the regulatory technology (regtech) space. More information.

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Financial Innovation: Regulator meet-up, recording now available

1 December 2020

ASIC's regulator meet-ups bring together representatives from national bodies to outline their latest initiatives and news with financial innovation and technology. More information.

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