APRA says entities should upgrade all instances of D2A by 31 March 2021, following which all submissions must be made using the new D2A version.
APRA (Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority) has directed financial entities to download and install the new version of its new electronic data submission system by 31 March 2021.
The new version 6 of Direct to APRA (D2A) is used by financial entities (regulated and non-regulated) to fulfil their reporting obligations to APRA.
D2A version 6 contains security updates, and performance enhancements, including integration of myGovID authentication, increased memory for quicker processing of submissions, enhanced business rule validations and error checks, and updated branding.
APRA says entities should plan to upgrade all instances of D2A between now and 31 March 2021.
D2A version 6 is available to download from here, together with installation instructions and an updated help guide.
All submissions after 31 March 2021 must be made using D2A version 6, APRA said, adding that entities will be able to view all previous submissions in the new version.
APRA’s letter is available here.
APRA is planning to replace D2A with a new data collection solution – APRA Connect, but its work on the project was suspended in March amid the Covid-19 outbreak and related impacts.