1 April 2021
Family and domestic violence is a whole community issue and requires the collective efforts of government, communities, and the corporate sector, including banks, to respond to the challenges.
This industry guideline:
- Explains that financial abuse is a form of family and domestic violence.
- Outlines how financial abuse can affect a bank’s relationship with their customer.
- Outlines a framework to enable banks to provide consistent arrangements to support their customers who may be affected by family and domestic violence.
More than 57,000 customers have received hardship assistance during recent lockdowns across Australia.
“Many people don’t realise how prevalent financial abuse is and that it may be a red flag for future violence.”