GLOBAL SUB-PRIME CRISIS

BANKILEAKS

Click on our Secret Library of Evidence ------>

    BANKILEAKS Secret Library

Loan Application Forms (LAF's)  

    Bank Emails to Brokers  

    Then Click on 'VIEW NOTEBOOK'

Join us on facebook
 

facebook3           facebook2 

BFCSA
MORTGAGE
DISTRESS SOS

What BFCSA Does...

BFCSA investigates fraud involving lenders, spruikers and financial planners worldwide.  Full Doc, Low Doc, No Doc loans, Lines of Credit and Buffer loans appear to be normal profit making financial products, however, these loans are set to implode within seven years.  For the past two decades, Ms Brailey, President of BFCSA (Inc), has been a tireless campaigner, championing the cause of older and low income people around the Globe who have fallen victim to banking and finance scams.  She has found that people of all ages are being targeted by Bankers offering faulty lending products. BFCSA warn that anyone who has signed up for one of these financial products, is in grave danger of losing their home.

Visitors

Articles View Hits
519308

Whistleblowers' Corner!

To all mortgage brokers, BDMs and loan approval officers! 
Pls Call Denise: 0401 642 344 

"Confidentiality is assured."

Cartoon Corner

Lighten your load today and "Laugh all the way to the bank!"

Denise Brailey

Led by award-winning consumer advocate Denise Brailey, BFCSA (Inc) are a group of people who are concerned about the appalling growth of Loan Fraud around the world. BFCSA (Inc) is a not for profit organisation in the spirit of global community concern and justice.

Click on the Cluster Map.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form

BFCSA: Banking regulator ponders breaking up the banks

Posted by on in ROYAL COMMISSION URGENT
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 129
  • 0 Comments
  • Print

Banking regulator ponders breaking up the banks

The New DailyJun 4 2018

John Power

 

Australia’s banking regulator has been deliberating proposals to break up the big financial institutions as revelations of misconduct continue to pile up at the banking royal commission.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has been considering advice on breaking up the banks, The New Daily can reveal, but is refusing to disclose details on the grounds that it relates to the regulator’s “deliberative process”.

The revelation comes after The New Daily filed a freedom of information request with the regulator for material outlining the pros and cons of proposals to separate higher-risk services, such as financial planning and insurance, from everyday banking.

APRA refused the application on the basis that documents in its possession that touch on the issue contain “opinion and advice” prepared for its deliberations, exempting them from release.

It’s unclear where the advice came from or what weight the regulator has given to it. APRA did not respond to subsequent inquiries for comment.

Calls to break up the big four banks have grown amid a flood of revelations of shady practices at the royal commission, which is scheduled to deliver its final report in February 2019. Commonwealth Bank, NAB, ANZ and Westpac have been implicated in misconduct ranging from falsifying forms to charging deceased customers and misleading the corporate regulator.

Last month, Treasurer Scott Morrison warned against committing “economic self-harm” by breaking up the banks, while announcing stiffer penalties of up to 10 years in jail for white-collar offences.

In an apparent reversal, however, Mr Morrison’s department earlier this month called on the royal commission to investigate the benefits of spinning off wealth management and other subsidiaries from the major banks.

A number of Labor figures, including assistant Treasury spokesman Matt Thistle­thwaite, have also hinted the party could support such a move in government. The Greens have called for vertical integration among banks to be investigated since the run-up to the last federal election.

Proponents of a breakup argue that separating non-core subsidiaries, such as financial advice and wealth management services, would reduce incentives for dubious financial advice and lessen systemic risk in the financial system.

“All the people in those investment banks are incentivised to put the banking aspect of it through their parent company and also to steer people toward investments where they’re going to make a buck out of it, a commission sort of arrangement,” said David Richardson, a senior research fellow at The Australia Institute. “This seems the really serious part of it.”

The royal commission could end up recommending some form of separation for the banks, Mr Richardson said.

“It will be interesting to see what the royal commission recommends and perhaps that is why APRA is working on this issue, because they suspect that the royal commissioner may recommend some sort of structural separation and trust-busting sort of stuff.”

University of Melbourne economics professor Paul Kofman, however, said such a move would also have potential downsides, including weakened financial institutions and reduced incentives to offer redress to mistreated customers.

“The big four have their reputation at stake, so are likely to compensate victims – [that’s] much less likely for small independent operators that might actually collapse and leave the victims with no recourse,” Professor Kofman said.

 

Last modified on
Rate this blog entry:
0

Comments