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“We’ve seen about a 20% increase in farm and agribusiness scams over the last 12 months, most of them in the payment for things like heavy equipment. “
“The bank robbers of the 21st century do not use sawn-off shotguns – they are sitting at a computer trying to get into your account and trying to trick you into letting them in.”
The Hon Stephen Jones MP Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services announced funding for a new National Anti-Scams Centre on the first day of Scams Awareness Week, 7 November 2022. ABA CEO Anna Bligh joined the launch with other industry leaders. STEPHEN JONES: It’s an important day. This is anti-scam week, National Scams Awareness… Read more »
“One of the most important steps customers can take to prevent scams today is to use PayID”
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is encouraging farmers and small businesses in regional areas to remain vigilant for potential scams following a significant rise in 2022.
Anna Bligh appeared on ABC radio Adelaide on Wednesday 2 November 2022.
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) and the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) have commenced exploring ways to collaborate in the interest of our respective members.
“the Government has laid the foundations to put Australia on a solid footing, whilst continuing support for important initiatives.”
“More and more Australians are moving at a faster pace than they ever have to move their banking online. The bank branch of the future is the phone that you carry in your back pocket.”
“We think this is beneficial for lifting industry standards even higher.”
“I’m confident our respective sectors will play our role in navigating our way through the current challenges and the extensive transformation underway”
“The message from banks is clear: don’t tough it out on your own, call your bank as soon as you are able to, they are ready to help.”
“Banks are in a unique position to play a proactive role in identifying and assisting victim-survivors of financial abuse, a role Australian banks take very seriously,”
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The ABA supports proposals which assist first home buyers to enter the housing market.
“The whole industry has worked closely with the Australian Government to make today’s regulations possible.”
Australian banks understand that there are still customers who need face-to-face services and those who need extra support in transitioning to digital services.
“Aspiring home buyers should contact a participating lender to discuss their circumstances.”
Banks have built strong cyber protection systems to keep their customers safe.
Bank branches will be closed on Thursday 22nd September due to the National Day of Morning.