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Non-Regulated Entities

Discretionary mutual funds (DMFs)s: DMFs are entities that offer ‘discretionary cover’, that is, an insurance-like product that may involve an obligation on the DMF to consider meeting a claim made on it, but gives the DMF a discretion as to whether it will pay the claim.

GI Intermediaries: General insurance intermediaries are Australian financial services licensees that are authorised under the Corporations Act 2001 to deal in general insurance products.

Guidelines on implementation of Section 66, Banking Act 1959: This guideline provides general guidance on how the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) interprets and administers this legislation.

Medical defence organisations (MDOs): APRA regulates, via the Insurance Act 1973, the medical indemnity insurers (MIIs) that are subsidiaries of MDOs and the collection of data from MDOs will assist APRA with its prudential supervision of MIIs.

Registered financial corporations (RFCs): Corporations registered under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001.

Religious charitable development funds: Religious charitable development funds (the Funds) are funds established by religious organisations for the purpose of seeking investments from the public in order to make loans that further the religious and charitable goals and objectives of the fund.

Wholesale funders: Wholesale funders are non-deposit taking institutions that rely primarily on securitisation to fund the provision of loans. Wholesale funders are not regulated by APRA and are not registrable entities under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001.

Australian Government Financial Services Gateway: For further information on the licensing of financial services companies in Australia.