Submission to: ASIC Submission from the Consumers Federation of Australia (endorsed by FCA and a number of other consumer organisations) in relation to the ePayments Code. The submission raises concerns about screen scraping, that the code does not address scams and inadequate checks from ADIs to reduce mistaken payments. It is positive that the code will allow for consumer complaints to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.
Submission to: Treasury Joint consumer group submission (led by CHOICE) on the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021. As drafted, the law will not work to hold finance executives to account. The Bill needs to be strengthened to: expand the scope to senior managers, reinstate civil penalties for breaches (which was the Government’s original intention), bolster the deferred remuneration obligations so that all variable rem could be clawed back and impose an obligation on executives and senior managers to treat customers fairly.