Category Archive for: ‘Standards News’

  • RBA Announces Standards for Securities

    As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is introducing industry-wide reporting standards for mortgage-backed securities to boost investor confidence in the market. The new standards will allow investors, for the first time, to compare the performance of mortgage-backed securities […]

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  • ASIC asked by MFAA to clarify responsible lending criteria

    The MFAA has recently been in the news for seeking information from ASIC regarding credit variations with a view to clarifying when responsible lending obligations are triggered.  The MFAA was quoted as saying “Brokers should note that if a lender elects to document by a new contract, responsible lending is triggered […]

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  • Newly Released CAL 1.6 includes SMSF & Variations

    The CAL 1.6 Package was released on December 18th 2012  and supports Variations and SMSF. Full explanations of these changes, and other changes, are included in the “LIXI CAL 1.6 Schema Changes” document included within the release package. The full CAL 1.6 Package release may be downloaded […]

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  • Is SWIFT Lagging on Corporate Actions or Serving its Membership?

    SWIFT,  the international financial messaging firm, is being criticized by several market participants for not pushing its new XML standard for corporate actions more aggressively or moving to shut down the older message standard. SWIFT has been at the forefront of developing standards and processes to […]

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  • Government’s New Second Language: XML

    When the US Government Printing Office updated its composition engine for digital publishing, the ability to accept XML input directly was a key requirement. The Extensible Markup Language allows documents to be encoded in a format that is both human and machine-readable, making it a good […]

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