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The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is the information source for the news media on the Australian banking industry, providing information, analysis and context on industry issues.

The ABA plays an active role in the public dialogue on banking and financial services, providing commentary on broader industry issues and facilitating access to other sources of information.

For media inquiries contact media@ausbanking.org.au or 0475 741 007.


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ABA rejects ALP call for royal commission
8 April 2016

The Australian banking industry believes a royal commission into financial services is unnecessary and a waste of taxpayer funds, Australian Bankers’ Association CEO Steven M�_nchenberg said today.

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Sydney suburbs targeted in bank phone scam
10 March 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today warned about a telephone scam trying to get Sydneysiders to disclose personal and banking information.

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Banks welcome common-sense approach to ATMs
4 February 2016

The banking industry has welcomed the voting down in Parliament today of the Greens’ counterproductive proposal to ban ATM fees.

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Financial relief available for people affected by WA bushfires
12 January 2016

A range of assistance packages are available from banks to help communities affected by the bushfires in Western Australia, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Industry Standards
Branch Closure Protocol
1 October 2015

The Branch Closure Protocol outlines the banking industry’s commitment to provide personal and small business customers in remote, rural and regional areas ongoing face-to-face banking services in the event of a branch closure.

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Industry Standards
Priority Deed – Operating Provisions
15 October 2012

This contains standard terms which will apply when the model Priority Deed is used.

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Industry Standards
Priority Deed – Execution Pages (editable)
15 October 2012

Execution Pages for signing by the parties. This contains the specifics of the transaction. (editable format)

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Industry Standards
Sanctions Guidelines
1 January 2009

These guidelines are intended for Australian Banking Association (ABA) member banks. The guidelines are not legally binding.  They aim to set out good industry practice for ABA members and their staff in relation to sanctions requirements.

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