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Industry Consultation on Financial Products and the Personal Property Securities Act

Closing date

Background - reform to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

We are seeking the views of industry experts on the provisions in the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPS Act) about financial property and intermediated securities.

This consultation is in response to recommendations from the 2014 Statutory Review of the PPS Act.

Areas for discussion

We are seeking views on the practical impact of the PPS Act on the trading of financial products.

This includes:

  • whether the current provisions in the legislation should be amended
  • the reasons for any proposed changes
  • the nature of any proposed changes.

We have developed a discussion paper to guide this consultation process.

Key themes

  • Simplifying concept definitions
  • How to notify third parties of the presence of a security interest in financial property or an intermediated security
  • Appropriateness of the provisions on taking financial property free of a security interest

Download the discussion paper

Make a submission

Email your submission to

Submissions close 16 October 2020

  • Submissions may address any of the questions in the paper.
  • Please provide submissions as either a Word or RTF document. You can provide an additional PDF version of your submission, if you would like to.
  • Clearly mark any parts of your submission that you would like to remain confidential. Provide confidential parts in a separate attachment.

More information

If you have any questions about the consultation process, email