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The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is the information source for the news media on the Australian banking industry, providing information, analysis and context on industry issues.

The ABA plays an active role in the public dialogue on banking and financial services, providing commentary on broader industry issues and facilitating access to other sources of information.

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Media Releases
ABA welcomes APRA’s Climate Information Paper
30 November 2022

The CVA released today will inform future industry efforts in using scenario analysis as a tool for understanding climate change related financial risks.

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Number of SMEs growing, despite economic challenges, ABA report
24 November 2022

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.

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Bank support for Agribusiness grows to $104.7b
17 November 2022

“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.”

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Millions of Australians take-up PayID to prevent scams
6 November 2022

“One of the most important steps customers can take to prevent scams today is to use PayID”

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Scams Awareness: Helping agricultural businesses keep safe from scams
4 November 2022

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.

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ABA – AFMA Commence discussions on potential collaboration
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.

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ABA welcomes solid Budget in challenging times
25 October 2022

“the Government has laid the foundations to put Australia on a solid footing, whilst continuing support for important initiatives.”

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ABA responds to the Independent Banking Code Compliance Committee Report  
21 October 2022

“We think this is beneficial for lifting industry standards even higher.”

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Banks support development and construction transition to a new economy 
20 October 2022

“I’m confident our respective sectors will play our role in navigating our way through the current challenges and the extensive transformation underway”

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Australian banks ready to help floods impacted communities
17 October 2022

“The message from banks is clear: don’t tough it out on your own, call your bank as soon as you are able to, they are ready to help.”

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ABA welcomes plan to stop violence against women
17 October 2022

“Banks are in a unique position to play a proactive role in identifying and assisting victim-survivors of financial abuse, a role Australian banks take very seriously,”

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Flood affected customers encouraged to contact their bank
14 October 2022

Don’t let a natural disaster become a financial disaster. Call your bank, they can offer a range of measures right now. Don’t tough it out on your own.

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NSW Government First Home Buyer Choice policy
12 October 2022

The ABA supports proposals which assist first home buyers to enter the housing market.

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Optus data-sharing to help protect customers
6 October 2022

“The whole industry has worked closely with the Australian Government to make today’s regulations possible.”

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ABA welcomes Regional Banking Taskforce Final Report
30 September 2022

Australian banks understand that there are still customers who need face-to-face services and those who need extra support in transitioning to digital services.

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ABA welcomes support for regional first home buyers 
28 September 2022

“Aspiring home buyers should contact a participating lender to discuss their circumstances.”

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Banks protecting customers on cyber security
27 September 2022

Banks have built strong cyber protection systems to keep their customers safe.

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Bank branches to close for National Day of Mourning
19 September 2022

Bank branches will be closed on Thursday 22nd September due to the National Day of Morning.

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Australian banks welcome legislative certainty on climate change
9 September 2022

“The impact of climate change, its mitigation, and the ongoing decarbonisation of the economy is now critical to every aspect of our lives,”

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ABA welcomes increased migration cap from jobs summit
2 September 2022

“This is a positive step to resolving the acute labour shortages we’re seeing in our economy.”

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