- Code LAWS8147
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The Special Topic for this course in 2014 will be Banking Law and Regulation
Banking law and regulation around the globe have gone through tremendous changes over the last decade. The technological and multimedia developments, recent financial crises, changes to the commercial environment and financial markets globalization have all contributed to the emergence of new banking policies coupled with innovative and advanced banking services. As banks and the services they supply are a key component in any modern financial system, policy makers, courts and legal practitioners are now facing more challenges than ever before.
The course deals with the law and practice of banks and their relationship with their customers, while focusing on the most recent changes and advanced innovations in the banking industry. It is designed to equip students with unique knowledge of one of the building blocks of the commercial and financial market from a comparative and global perspective. In the course of studies we will analyse the key legal principles and practices of banking in Australia and other jurisdictions, while focusing on policy considerations, current legal frameworks, scholarly theories and business practices.
Principal topics will include
• Policy considerations for supervision and regulation of banks
• Characteristics of the Australian banking system
• Licensing and risk management of banks
• Theoretical basis for legal definition of the "Banking Business"
• Consumer protection with regard to banking products and services
• Banks fiduciary duties and secrecy
• Bank deposit and its juridical nature
• Modern payment devices and their legal framework
o The check as the paradigm payment device
o Payment cards: credit cards, debit cards, stored-value cards and e-money
o International payments
• An overview of international banking
• Recent crises and the emergence of new banking policies and regulations.
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery)
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