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Media release 2013

ABA welcomes decision by US regulator on swaps rules
Sydney, 23 December, 2013: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) welcomes the decision of the United States regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to recognise many aspects of the domestic regulatory regime governing how swaps are traded.
Bank customers to benefit from FOFA reforms
Sydney, 20 December, 2013: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) welcomed reforms which have been made to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation which will benefit bank customers.
Payments fraud - data from APCA
Sydney, 17 December, 2013: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said the total payments fraud rate is up slightly compared to last year.
Stay happy these holidays - take some security steps
Sydney, 5 December, 2013: With Christmas shopping lists being made and holidays with friends and families being planned, banks and police are providing some security tips so that fraudsters don't spoil your festive season.
Accounts for seniors and pensioners
Sydney, 5 December, 2013: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) has worked with its member banks to deliver best practice changes to accounts suitable for seniors and pensioners.
Westpac’s Group CEO Gail Kelly elected Chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association
Sydney, 4 December, 2013: The Council of the Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) has elected Gail Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of Westpac Group, as its new Chairman, succeeding Mike Smith, ANZ's Chief Executive Officer.
Financial System Inquiry - critical to Australia’s prosperity
SYDNEY, 21 November, 2013: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) must focus squarely on ensuring Australia has the best banking system possible, for today and into the future.
Tax announcement provides certainty
Sydney, 6 November, 2013: The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) welcomes the Federal Government's announcement that they have moved to address a backlog of 92 tax measures.
Banks solid full-year results
Sydney, 4 November, 2013: Australia's solid, healthy banks continue to help our economy to grow by supporting the financial decisions of households and businesses.
Small Business Access To Finance
Sydney, 30 October, 2013: Access to finance is not a major issue for most small businesses, but those businesses seeking to grow can have concerns, according to a new report issued today by the Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) and the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA).

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