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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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Banks explore options to make switching easier
10 March 2017

New research released today by the Australian Bankers’ Association has shown that a significant number of customers do switch banks, but there is room for improvement to make it easier.

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Code of Banking Practice review final report published
17 February 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today acknowledged the report from the independent review of the Code of Banking Practice.

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Anna Bligh appointed CEO of Australian Bankers’ Association
17 February 2017

The Chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association, Andrew Thorburn, today announced the appointment of Anna Bligh to lead the ABA as it continues its work to strengthen trust and confidence in banking and deliver better outcomes for customers.

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ABA welcomes passage of financial adviser legislation
10 February 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the passing of legislation in Parliament today to raise the competency and ethical standards of financial advisers.

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ABA welcomes small business lending report
3 February 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the report into small business lending practices released today by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP.

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ABA supports improved external dispute resolution and new compensation scheme
2 February 2017

Giving more people easier access to have complaints heard outside of their bank is important to protect customer interests, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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We hear you: banks announce more changes to make banking better
29 January 2017

Australia’s leading banks have announced new initiatives to deliver better products and services to customers, building on last year’s reforms that address concerns with the culture in banks.

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ABA welcomes Ian McPhee’s third report on industry reforms
20 January 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed today’s release of Mr Ian McPhee’s progress report which showed banks are delivering meaningful change in order to rebuild community trust.

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ABA comments on interim Sedgwick Review report
18 January 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the release of Mr Stephen Sedgwick’s issues paper from his independent review into commissions and payments made to bank staff and third parties.

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Banks improve whistleblower protections
17 December 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today released new principles for banks to implement the highest standards of protections for whistleblowers.

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ABA lodges submission on ASIC industry funding
16 December 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has lodged its submission on the revised proposal for an industry funding model for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

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Independent reviewer extends Code of Banking Practice review
13 December 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today acknowledged the one month delay of the report of the Code of Banking Practice review.

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ABA responds to parliamentary report
24 November 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today acknowledged the comprehensive House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics’ report from its inquiry into the four major banks.

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ABA welcomes higher standards for financial advisers
23 November 2016

New legislation to raise the competency and ethical conduct standards of financial advisers will turn financial advice into a trusted profession, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Banks enhance support for family and domestic violence victims
22 November 2016

Customers experiencing financial abuse as a result of family and domestic violence will be better supported by banks following the release of a new industry guideline today, the Australian Bankers’ Association said.

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Bank profits reinvested into community
10 November 2016

Australian households benefited from the banking industry’s solid performance for the 2016 reporting year, with banks returning most of their profits to shareholders and the broader community.

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ABA acknowledges ASIC report
27 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has acknowledged today’s report by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission into refunds for customers who were charged for annual financial advice reviews they did not receive.

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ABA welcomes Ian McPhee’s second progress report
21 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed today’s release of Mr Ian McPhee’s report which found banks have made good progress on a range of reforms in response to community concerns.

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ABA Chief Executive stepping down
21 October 2016

The Chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association, Andrew Thorburn, today announced that Steven M�_nchenberg will be stepping down as Chief Executive of the ABA.

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ABA welcomes ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce
20 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the announcement of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Enforcement Review Taskforce and terms of reference.

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