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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.

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Media Releases
Customers set to benefit from new Banking Code
20 December 2017

After hundreds of hours of development and more than 50 meetings with banks and key stakeholders over the past nine months, the new Banking Code of Practice has been sent to ASIC for approval.

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Mortgage broking industry takes lead on good customer outcomes
11 December 2017

Representatives of Australia’s mortgage broking industry have prepared a landmark reform package that will improve consumer outcomes and confidence in mortgage broking.

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Royal Commission
30 November 2017

Australia’s banks have welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to take action and provide certainty to the Banking industry to the benefit of the national economy and all Australians. Banks will fully co-operate with the Royal Commission.

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Accessible banking for all
27 November 2017

Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Graeme Innes AM, has been appointed by the Australian Bankers’ Association to head up a review of existing electronic accessibility standards.

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Open banking a big win for consumers
21 November 2017

A recent survey has found that Australians believe that banks are better at keeping their personal data secure than government agencies, online retailers or social media platforms. 

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Major banking reform and change is already under way
21 November 2017

Renewed calls for a Royal Commission into Australia’s banks fail to recognise that they are now undergoing the greatest program of reforms seen in decades.

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Great News for South Australia
15 November 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the South Australian Government’s decision to abandon its plans to introduce a bank tax.

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Answers needed on comprehensive credit reporting
2 November 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the prospect of increased competition and a better deal for consumers, but believes the comprehensive credit reporting regime announced by the Treasurer raises some important questions.

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SA bank tax is bad for business
31 October 2017

There are now just a matter of days before the South Australian Parliament decides to either protect South Australian jobs and investment, or undermine them, by introducing an unpopular bank tax.

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South Australia’s small business sector rejects bank tax
24 October 2017

Reports today that almost 75 per cent of small and medium South Australian businesses oppose the state Government’s planned bank tax demonstrate again that the proposed levy should be dumped before it further damages the SA economy.

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Banks heading in the right direction
20 October 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the latest progress report from former auditor-general Mr Ian McPhee AO PSM, which has found that banks are on track regarding the six reform initiatives.

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ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott next Chairman of the ABA
16 October 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association today resolved to nominate ANZ Chief Executive Officer Shayne Elliott as Chair at its Annual General Meeting in early December.

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Speech
The Economic Impact of Taxes on Banks
12 October 2017

Keynote address by Anna Bligh, Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association, at the Commonwealth Club of Adelaide.

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Media Releases
Nick Xenophon’s rejection of SA bank tax spot on
9 October 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed Senator Nick Xenophon’s commitment to put South Australians first and reject the proposed new SA bank tax.

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WA bank tax not the answer
2 October 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has responded to reports in the West Australian today that the WA Government would look at a bank levy to make up for unequal GST allocation.

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BEAR necessities lacking
29 September 2017

The banking industry today reaffirmed its support for improving banking executive accountability and highlighted much-needed changes to the draft legislation to ensure the regime works.

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Property Council joins the call to dump SA bank tax
26 September 2017

Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh today welcomed the South Australian Property Council’s call for the South Australian bank tax to be dumped.

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