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Debit card revolution continues!
1 February 2018: When Australians reach to pay for something, the debit card, using their own money, is often their first choice. In fact, debit card usage continues to outstrip all other cards, with a whopping 5.6 billion transactions over the year ending November 2017.
Australians becoming smarter with their cards as debt falls
​​​​​​​23 January 2018: New analysis reveals Australians are becoming smarter in the way they manage their credit cards, with overall debt falling over the past year, the percentage of debt accruing interest at a historical low and a very low use of available credit card limits.
Banks making progress in delivering better customer outcomes
18 January 2018: New research released today shows Australians believe banks are heading in the right direction, becoming more customer focused and are starting to see the Banking Reform Program – Better Banking deliver results.
Small business saves billions with lowest rates in decades
10 January 2018: Great news for Australian small businesses who are now paying $9 billion less in interest on current loans than compared to the same time in 2011, with the average interest paid the lowest in 20 years.

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Landmark reform package
11 Dec 2017
Read the full landmark reform package that will improve consumer outcomes and confidence in mortgage broking, prepared by the Combined Industry Forum.
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ABA blog

Customers at centre of mortgage industry overhaul
Christine Cupitt, Executive Director - Policy, Australian Banking Association
Read more 1 Feb 2018

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