Who we regulate

We regulate financial services and consumer credit, and authorised financial markets operating in Australia.

Financial services

We license and monitor financial services businesses to ensure that they operate efficiently, honestly and fairly. These businesses typically deal in superannuation, managed funds, shares and company securities, derivatives and insurance.

Consumer credit

We license and regulate people and businesses engaging in consumer credit activities (including banks, credit unions, finance companies, and mortgage and finance brokers).

We ensure that licensees meet the standards – including their responsibilities to consumers – that are set out in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.


We assess how effectively authorised financial markets are complying with their legal obligations to operate fair, orderly and transparent markets. We also advise the Minister about authorising new markets.

ASIC supervises trading on Australia’s domestic licensed equity, derivatives and futures markets.


Last updated: 23/01/2023 03:33