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Banks offer assistance following Victorian bushfires
Sydney, 28 December 2015: Banks are offering a range of relief measures for communities affected by the bushfires in the areas along the Great Ocean Road, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.
Credit card repayments strong over Christmas
Sydney, 22 December 2015: Consumers are likely to pay off more than what they spend on credit cards this Christmas and New Year period, as they have done for the past 11 years, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.
Banks support drought-affected farmers
Sydney, 7 December 2015: Banks will continue to support farmers and communities impacted by the ongoing drought, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.
ABA welcomes draft legislation to raise professional standards of financial advisers
Sydney, 3 December 2015: The Australian Bankers' Association has today welcomed the release of proposed legislation to raise education, ethical and professional standards for financial advisers.
NAB CEO new Chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association
Sydney, 2 December 2015: The Council of the Australian Bankers' Association has elected Mr Andrew Thorburn, National Australia Bank Group Chief Executive, as its new Chairman, succeeding Mr Brian Hartzer, Westpac Group Chief Executive.
Banks support customers in need following bushfires in WA and SA
Sydney, 30 November 2015: Communities and businesses affected by the bushfires in Western Australia and South Australia can contact their bank about emergency assistance, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.
Banks recognise the impact of domestic violence
Sydney, 25 November 2015: The banking industry has today announced a review of its financial hardship and financial abuse guidelines to recognise customers affected by domestic and family violence.
Savvy consumers avoid ATM fees
Sydney, 16 November 2015: More Australians are using their own bank's ATM or taking cash out with EFTPOS to save money on bank fees, according to the Australian Bankers' Association.
ABA’s fiscal warning: The Federal Government is borrowing 10 cents in every dollar it spends
Sydney, 9 November 2015: With the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook expected before the end of the year, we need a clear plan and community consensus on repairing the broken Budget, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.
Australians enjoy the rewards of a strong and safe banking system
Sydney, 2 November 2015: Banks' solid financial performance continues to benefit Australia's households and bolster the resilience of the financial system, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.

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