19 September 2022
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) acknowledges the remarkable contribution of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, a life dedicated to service and duty.
The Australian Government has announced a National Day of Mourning on Thursday 22 September 2022. Each State and Territory has declared the day a public holiday under their respective legislation.
Importantly, for banks with branches and other financial institutions, Thursday will be a ‘bank close day’ with branches closed.
As a result, there will be delays to some payments, as is the case with other public holidays.
Banks will still be contactable, albeit in a reduced capacity, and customers are encouraged to contact their individual bank for further information.
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Australian banks have joined forces to launch a new Scam-Safe Accord to deliver a higher standard of protection for customers and put scammers out of business in Australia. This Accord, between Australia’s community owned banks, building societies, credit unions and commercial banks is a comprehensive set of anti-scam measures across the entire industry. “This Scam-Safe… Read more »