Media release 2017

Fee-free ATMs to continue in remote communities
22 December 2017: Fifteen banks will continue to provide fee-free ATM services for customers located in some of Australia’s most remote communities.
Customers set to benefit from new Banking Code
20 December 2017: After hundreds of hours of development and more than 50 meetings with banks and key stakeholders over the past nine months, the new Banking Code of Practice has been sent to ASIC for approval.
Mortgage broking industry takes lead on good customer outcomes
December 11, 2017: Representatives of Australia’s mortgage broking industry have prepared a landmark reform package that will improve consumer outcomes and confidence in mortgage broking.
Royal Commission
November 30, 2017: Australia’s banks have welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to take action and provide certainty to the Banking industry to the benefit of the national economy and all Australians. Banks will fully co-operate with the Royal Commission.
Accessible banking for all
27 November 2017: Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Graeme Innes AM, has been appointed by the Australian Bankers’ Association to head up a review of existing electronic accessibility standards.
Open banking a big win for consumers
21 November 2017: A recent survey has found that Australians believe that banks are better at keeping their personal data secure than government agencies, online retailers or social media platforms. 
Major banking reform and change is already under way
20 November 2017: Renewed calls for a Royal Commission into Australia’s banks fail to recognise that they are now undergoing the greatest program of reforms seen in decades.
Great News for South Australia
15 November 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the South Australian Government’s decision to abandon its plans to introduce a bank tax.
Answers needed on comprehensive credit reporting
2 November 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the prospect of increased competition and a better deal for consumers, but believes the comprehensive credit reporting regime announced by the Treasurer raises some important questions.
SA bank tax is bad for business
31 October 2017: There are now just a matter of days before the South Australian Parliament decides to either protect South Australian jobs and investment, or undermine them, by introducing an unpopular bank tax.

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A sensible path forward for Open Banking
10 May 2018
The announcement by the Federal Government of a phased approach for introducing Open Banking is a sensible path forward for this important reform, enabling banks to design a secure system which benefits Australian consumers.
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ABA blog

Customers at centre of mortgage industry overhaul
Christine Cupitt, Executive Director - Policy, Australian Banking Association
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