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Media release 2012

Joint Media Release Addressing double taxation a must for trans-Tasman economy
13 December, 2012: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) and the New Zealand Bankers' Association (NZBA) said addressing the issue of double taxation of company income was an absolute 'must do' for the trans-Tasman economy.
ABA comments on payment fraud data
Sydney, 11 December, 2012: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said it is pleasing to see that fraud rates for debit and credit cards were either flat or showing small falls when compared with the previous release of data.
ABA refutes TAI’s spurious claims
Sydney, 10 December, 2012: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) dismissed the latest in a series of questionable reports from The Australia Institute (TAI), saying claims made in today's report demonstrate the poor understanding TAI has of the banking sector.
Reserve Bank confirms borrowers don’t pay more when banks hold back on interest rates
Sydney, 6 December, 2012: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has again confirmed that Australian households and borrowers are not paying more for their mortgages and business loans even though banks do not pass on RBA cash rate cuts in full.
Funding costs and interest rates
Sydney, 3 December, 2012: The Reserve Bank Board tomorrow may cut the cash rate but that does not mean the Reserve Bank expects banks to follow.
Stay safe during the festive season
Sydney, 3 December, 2012: With Christmas shopping in full swing and holidays with friends and families being planned, banks aim to work with you so that fraudsters don't spoil your festive season.
Fee-free ATM access starts today in selected very remote Indigenous communities
Sydney, 1 December, 2012: Fee-free ATM access starts today in selected, very remote Indigenous communities.
Comprehensive credit reporting
Sydney, 29 November, 2012: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) welcomes today's passage of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 through the Parliament.
Joint Media Release Seven arrested in Australia’s largest credit card data theft investigation
29 November, 2012: A joint international criminal investigation has yesterday resulted in seven people being charged in Romania for the largest credit card data theft in Australia's history. Chairman Greg Medcraft and Commissioners on regulatory and other issues within the finance industry.
Banks welcome improvements to Government’s Unclaimed Money Bill
Sydney, 27 November, 2012: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) today welcomed the Federal Government's commitment to make significant changes to its unclaimed money legislation, but the ABA re-iterated its concerns that the legislation was unnecessarily rushed.

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