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Step 4 - Post licensing

As a licenced entity, you must continue to meet APRA’s prudential standards, proportional to your business, and provide relevant information to show you are meeting these standards. You will also be subject to ongoing supervision by APRA and to an annual supervisory levy.

Reporting

Under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 (the Act), APRA collects information for the purposes of performing its functions and publishing information on the financial sector industries. APRA also provides information to other financial sector agencies such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. As a licenced entity, you will be required to provide regular reporting to APRA under the Act.

More information about your reporting requirements under the Act, and any additional reporting relevant to your business, can be found at:

Direct to APRA (D2A)

APRA’s method for collecting regulatory reporting information is via the electronic system D2A or Direct to APRA. D2A is a flexible, secure and user-friendly electronic data submission system. D2A enables regulated and registered financial entities to lodge their statutory returns with APRA.

Responsible persons

Once you are licensed, you must notify APRA of any changes to your responsible persons by submitting Reporting Form 520.0 Responsible Persons Information to APRA via D2A.

RSE licensees must complete and submit Reporting Form 520 within 14 days of:

  • a new responsible person being appointed; or
  • information about an existing responsible person being changed.

Private health insurers must disclose changes to the Responsible Persons of the Insurer (such as the CEO, directors, senior managers, Appointed Actuary or Appointed Auditor) by submitting the following form to their responsible supervisor: 

 to their responsible supervisor.

Supervisory levies

Regulated institutions are subject to an annual levy. The levies are set to recover the operational costs of APRA, and other specific costs incurred in relation to the financial sector by certain other Commonwealth agencies and departments. The levies are imposed to ensure the full cost of regulation is recovered from those that benefit from it (that is, institutions that are regulated). For more information see industry levies.

Disclosures and approvals

There may be additional disclosures and approvals required depending on the type of licence you hold. Further details for the relevant industries are provided below.

ADIs

Under section 11E of the Banking Act 1959(the Banking Act), foreign ADIs commit an offence if they take a deposit from a person in Australia without disclosing that they are exempt from part II Division 2 of the Banking Act.

The required form of disclosure for purposes of section 11E is available below:

Superannuation

After a registrable superannuation entity (RSE) licence has been granted, RSE licensees must apply to APRA to vary or cancel a licence, or seek approval of transfer via the relevant approved form.

RSE registration

All registrable superannuation entities (RSEs) must be registered with APRA prior to commencing operations

MySuper and Eligible Rollover Fund (ERF) authorisations

An RSE licensee that intends to offer a MySuper product or operate a regulated superannuation fund as an Eligible Rollover Fund (ERF) must seek authorisation from APRA. RSE licensees must apply for authorisation for each MySuper product they wish to offer.

Private health insurance

After a private health insurance licence has been granted, private health insurers must apply on an approved form for conversion to for-profit status, to change registration status, for merger or acquisition arrangements, and restructure or termination of health benefit funds.

Public registers

As a licensed entity, you will appear on the relevant industry public register. The public registers list all the entities that are regulated by APRA under the applicable industry acts.

Additional information on your requirements as an APRA-regulated institution and a licenced entity can be found at: supervision.