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What we can see very clearly in the data is that a number of trends that were well underway, literally for a decade since about 2010, more transactions were using cash than cards. And that flipped in about 2010, and cards now, card payments, tap and go digital wallets, all of those payment methods, considerably outweigh cash
BILL MCDONALD: You may remember I spoke to Blake Talbot yesterday. Now, he got in touch with the show after falling victim to one of the most elaborate and sophisticated scams I think I may have ever heard of. Now, Blake and his pregnant wife have lost their entire life savings of over $26,000. As… Read more »
“Since the Banking Code was first introduced in 1993, the process to independently review the Code has continued to deliver improvements.”
“A number of our banks actually have maternity leave lending products that are specific to people on parental leave, paid and unpaid, to help them through, what as I said, can be a difficult time.”
The number of micro businesses grew 10% to 1.55 million in the year to June 2022. During the same period, the number of small businesses grew 3% to 955,861 after an extraordinary period of growth during the 2021 financial year, jumping 15% to 931,791.
The ABA recently visited regional Victoria to see the impact of the recent floods first-hand. The tour of Rochester and Echuca was set up to share the support available by banks and encourage customers affected to contact their bank.The ABA also gathered feedback from impacted bank customers and the local community to hear what further… Read more »
“Agriculture in Australia has a proud record of overcoming extreme adversity, most recently meeting the challenge of major flood events head on. Banks are standing by to support customers affected and the message is to reach out to your bank if you need their support.”
“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.