See also How we operate. ASIC is Australia's integrated corporate, markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator. We are an independent Commonwealth Government body.
More about the laws we administer. Other regulators and organisations. Our surveillance coverage of regulated populations. We regulate Australian companies, financial markets, financial services organisations and professionals who deal and advise in investments, superannuation, insurance, deposit taking and credit.
As the consumer credit regulator , we license and regulate people and businesses engaging in consumer credit activities including banks, credit unions, finance companies, and mortgage and finance brokers. We ensure that licensees meet the standards — including their responsibilities to consumers — that are set out in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act As the markets regulator , we assess how effectively authorised financial markets are complying with their legal obligations to operate fair, orderly and transparent markets.
We also advise the Minister about authorising new markets. As the financial services regulator , we license and monitor financial services businesses to ensure that they operate efficiently, honestly and fairly. These businesses typically deal in superannuation, managed funds, shares and company securities, derivatives and insurance.
The laws we administer give us the facilitative, regulatory and enforcement powers necessary for us to perform our role. These include the power to:. We have powers to protect consumers against misleading or deceptive and unconscionable conduct affecting all financial products and services, including credit. Scam alert 5 December Companies and organisations Business names Professional registers Banned and disqualified View all registers Service alert: Pay now - business name renewals.
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