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Margin lending




The regulation of margin lending, contained in the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Act which commenced on 1 January 2010,is part of the Government's national regulation of consumer credit.

The Act requires (among other things):

Licensing


From 1 July 2010 issuers of, and advisors on, margin lending facilities cannot provide financial services to retail clients in respect of margin lending facilities until the necessary AFS licence authorisations are obtained.

All licensing, conduct and disclosure requirements apply to providers and financial advisers in relation to margin lending facilities.

Read our information sheet Margin lending - getting or varying an AFS licence


ASIC guidance on margin lending


We have released policy and regulatory guidance to assist issuers and advisers of margin lending facilities comply with their requirements.


Pro forma

More information:


Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Act
National Consumer Credit Regulation
ASIC releases guidance to improve margin lending disclosure, 10-232AD, 10 November 2010


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