Australian insurers are behind international counterparts in readiness for new major new accounting standards, a survey of 160 global insurance executives by KPMG International has shown.
The list of regulations increases in size and complexity each year. CFOs are facing this challenge using their expertise, that of external consultants, and finally, considering the challenge from a talent acquisition perspective. Are these regulations a mere hurdle to be surmounted or a real opportunity to streamline operations?
The four major banks, who will be required to report the credit history of 50% of customers by the end of September, will not include customers who have reached agreement on hardship arrangements with their bank. This will continue for the first 12 months of the regime while the Attorney-General is conducting a review into this issue.