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New Consumer Data Right is a win for competition

1 August 2019

Today’s passage of the Consumer Data Right legislation charts the way forward for a more innovative and customer focussed banking industry that will deliver better deals for Australians.

CEO of the Australian Banking Association Anna Bligh said today’s passage of the Consumer Data Right legislation through the Parliament would create the legal foundation for Open Banking which will increase competition across the industry.

“Empowering customers with the ability to use their data to drive a better deal on banking products has the potential to dramatically increase competition and foster innovation across the industry,” Ms Bligh said.

“Passing this legislation for the Consumer Data Right provides the foundation for these reforms to be delivered.  

“By the end of August the industry expects the ACCC will issue the ‘lock-down’ version of the Rules governing the system.

“Following the passage of the legislation and the ACCC guidance on the rules, the industry, together with regulators, will begin rigorous testing to ensure the system is safe for Australian bank customers to use.

“The industry will continue to work with the government in the final stage of the introduction of Open Banking to deliver a system which both increases competition and ensures data is kept secure,” she said.  

ENDS

Contact: Rory Grant 0475 741 007

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