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AFIA Events


Like all businesses we are responding to the changes and challenges that we are all currently faced with. In light of COVID-19, AFIA has pivoted and significantly changed our delivery model, notably in relation to our traditional offering face-to-face events and education. To continue to provide value to members, we have transitioned our events program to a virtual platform. This is not only to ensure the health and safety of the broader community, but the continued professional development of our members.

Our online forums will continue to cover content on emerging topics, evolving issues, and business opportunities across the industry. We will be offering a range of forums to learn, connect and grow including virtual workshops and masterclasses, webinars, participatory online Q&A's and informative podcasts.

We appreciate your understanding as we build these programs – we are excited about the opportunity to bring new ways to connect with you during these uncertain times. 

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Sep 2020

Protecting Vulnerable Customers from Potential Financial Abuse webinar

In response to evidence heard by the Financial Services Royal Commission, changing community expectations and industry codes of practice, financial institutions are now required to develop pol…

10

Sep 2020

Impact of COVID-19 Across Different Spending Categories webinar

Associate Member, Illion, one of Australia’s leading credit bureau, has teamed up with economists at AlphaBeta to report weekly data on the impact of COVID19 on the Australian economy. T…

27

Aug 2020

Sustainable Finance - The Heat Is On

Sustainable finance is here to stay and is gaining momentum, with green and sustainable investment opportunities, and the financial products to match, now a growing and important part of the f…

20

Aug 2020

Managing Accessibility, Inclusion & Culture

For many Australians financial products and services such as transaction accounts, general insurance and access to credit is accessed with minimal barriers. Unfortunately, this access is unequ…

13

Aug 2020

Working with Regulators, Industry & Consumers

According to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), Australians in dispute with their bank, insurer, super fund or financial firm have lodged more than 80,000 complaints in the…

5

Aug 2020

FY20/21 Looking Ahead with Data-Driven Insights

The economic volatility of the last six months has been well documented and experienced first-hand by most Australian businesses. But where do we go from here?

In this webinar, Cred…

28

Jul 2020

Managing Expectations In Uncertain Times

ASIC, as a member of the Council of Financial Regulators and separately as Australia’s conduct regulator, has indicated it is focusing its regulatory efforts on the challenges created by…

23

Jul 2020

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Auto Dealers and Financiers

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt business as usual and throws the Australian economy in to uncertainty, the automotive industry is faced with an abundant of unique challenges.
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23

Jul 2020

The Westpac Decision

On 13 August 2019, the Honourable Justice Perram handed down his landmark decision for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Westpac Banking Corporation (Liability Trial) [201…

16

Jul 2020

Insolvency Risk in Australia

The effects of quarantine and lockdown measures have had sudden and radical consequences for Australian businesses, with many organisations facing significant exposure to financial burden unli…

9

Jul 2020

COVID-19's Influence on 2020 Industry Trends

Shifting revenue and profit sources, rising costs, transforming business models, evolving customer behaviours and ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny. These are just some of the unprecedented…

26

Jun 2020

Maintaining Optimal Wellbeing

In a time of fast moving and unknown variables, like an outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, many business owners and leaders are exhausted and concerned with both their own mental wellbeing…

25

Jun 2020

Strategic Resilience in Uncertain Times

The business models and status quo for the financial services industry has been subjected to significant disruption. Digitisation, changes in regulation, and increased competition are forcing…

11

Jun 2020

The Gear Change Required for Business During COVID-19

COVID-19, and its tragic effects has created taxing situations for almost every business. Staying connected and responsive to employees and customers has proven challenging as we adapt to a ra…

11

Jun 2020

Preparedness In a Changed World

In the space of just weeks, the outbreak of COVID-19 has seen businesses and governments implement changes that are on a scale, speed and intensity that in many instances, is unparalleled in m…

4

Jun 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Asset Classes

The impact of the Coronavirus has seen colossal disruption in all sectors across the Australian financial services industry, with markets remaining in a state of flux following the internation…

28

May 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 On Credit Reporting

Due to COVID-19, businesses are experiencing unprecedented disruption to supply and demand, resulting in significant economic contraction. As a result, unemployment has drastically increased,…

13

May 2020

The Importance of Business Ethics

In a continuously changing industry and increasingly complex times, where no issue is happening in isolation and no decision is without a broadening list of risks and opportunities, business e…

7

May 2020

Approaches to Responsible Lending & Hardship During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel, destabilising the global financial system and sparking disruption across the Australian economy, lenders are forced to respond rapidly to a sudde…

9

Apr 2020

AFCA: Working with regulators, industry & consumers

AFCA advised that it will be adjusting its approach to dispute resolution in light of recent regulatory and legislative changes announced as part of Australia’s COVID-19 response.