Australia and Singapore discussing cooperation agreement

By Jim Bulling and Michelle Chasser

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) are in discussions to enter into a cooperation agreement to ensure Australian and Singaporean FinTech businesses will not be hindered by regulation when trying to enter the other country’s market.

The agreement is expected to be similar to that entered into between ASIC and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in March. Under the ASIC-FCA agreement the two regulators will share information and implement a referral process for FinTech businesses interested in entering the UK or Australian market.

These agreements reflect the increasingly collaborative approach to FinTech regulation internationally.

Further information about the ASIC-FCA agreement can be found in our earlier post here.

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