FPA首席执行官Dante De Gori在FPA悉尼成员路演中表示：澳大利亚证券与投资委员会对金融科技创企转而采取彻查监管措施，这种方法营造了并不公平的竞争环境；de Gori认为金融咨询业的所有参与者都应从许可机制发生的任何转变中获益。
The Financial Planning Association has disputed the need to provide licensing exemptions to financial services technology start-ups for six months, arguing the problem is within the licensing regime itself.
Speaking at the FPA Sydney member roadshow, chief executive, Dante De Gori, said the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC's) move to canvass a regulatory sandbox approach for fintech start-ups created an uneven playing field, and argued everyone in the financial advice industry should benefit from any changes to licensing regimes.
"I'm not here advocating that exemptions should be applied to fintechs. We don't accept providing exemptions to the licensing regime purely because you're a fintech," de Gori said.
Related News: FSC urges priority reintroduction of LIF legislation
He added the FPA was concerned that exemptions to the licensing regime would reduce the integrity of the regime and remove some of the consumer protections.
"The licensing regime is designed to do a couple of things: number one is to ensure that the right people are starting up businesses and running businesses that are appropriate, secondly to protect consumers," de Gori said.
"In our view, if the licensing regime doesn't accommodate innovation or doesn't accommodate the ability for start-ups to enter, then there's a problem with the licensing regime. We feel that that should be concentrated on rather than providing exemptions."
Innovation was not simply the domain of fintechs, as there were many people who wanted to establish innovative financial services business but were constrained due to the current licensing regime, de Gori said.
"Either the licensing regime is robust enough to cater for everybody that wants to be in it or it's not. And if it's not then fix the licensing regime.
"If it is a barrier to fintechs, it's not just a barrier to fintechs, it's a barrier, full stop," de Gori said.