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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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ABA welcomes APRA focus on risk culture
19 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed today’s release of an information paper by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority on the risk culture of financial institutions.

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ABA welcomes new independent standards body
17 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will introduce new legislation into Parliament this year to create a new independent body to set higher professional standards for financial advisers.

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ABA supports APRA comments on rate tracker mortgages
15 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has supported today’s comments by Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Mr Wayne Byres, about the concerns of mandating rate tracker mortgages for all authorised deposit-taking institutions.

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Sharp drop in support for bank royal commission
14 October 2016

A new national poll by Galaxy Research shows a sharp drop in public support for a royal commission into the banking sector.

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Have your say on improving banks’ whistleblower protections
12 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today opened public consultation on how banks can better support and protect staff who call out poor behaviour that harms customers.

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One-stop-shop needed to simplify complaints handling
11 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today called for improvements in the way customers can have their complaints heard independently if their bank is not able to resolve issues.

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Major banks acknowledge parliamentary inquiry process
7 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association today acknowledged the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics’ Inquiry this week had provided a valuable forum for major banks to respond to issues of interest to the Committee and outline the progress already being made to address them.

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Financial literacy should be meaningful to all: ABA
7 October 2016

Targeting the right information to people at different life stages is important to improve financial literacy levels, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Banks support wide choice in mortgage market
6 October 2016

Home buyers have more than 3,600 home loan products to choose from, at the lowest interest rates in half a century, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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ISA claims about banks sidestepping FOFA ridiculous: ABA
4 October 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today strongly rejected the claim by Industry Super Australia that banks ‘sidestep’ Future of Financial Advice protections when advising customers on superannuation.

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New voice for customers in complaints with banks
30 September 2016

The banking industry has today announced the guiding principles which will govern how banks help to make it easier for customers to resolve complaints.

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Banks will ensure staff pay structures put customer interests first
24 September 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has provided its submission to Mr Stephen Sedgwick’s independent review of commissions and payments in retail banking, confirming the industry’s commitment to meet changing expectations.

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Banks announce new hiring standards for financial advisers
20 September 2016

To help banks employ only competent and ethical financial advisers, the banking industry has today announced a new, improved way of hiring financial advisers.

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ABA welcomes ASIC expansion of customer remediation
16 September 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s guidance on customer remediation programs released today.

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More time to have your say on bank employee pay
9 September 2016

The deadline to make a submission to the independent review of commissions and payments in retail banking has been extended to maximise the opportunity for public feedback, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Bank CEOs declare commitment to strengthen industry
31 August 2016

Bank chief executives have confirmed their commitment to respond to legitimate concerns raised about the industry.

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Labor re-hashes ‘terms of reference’ from own dissenting report
29 August 2016

After four months of silence on its terms of reference for a royal commission into banking, Labor has instead cut and pasted part of its May dissenting report from the PJC inquiry into impaired bank loans.

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Have your say on the Code of Banking Practice
24 August 2016

There is still an opportunity to make a submission to the independent review of the Code of Banking Practice, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Royal commission is pure politics
23 August 2016

Today’s revelation by Manager of Opposition Business, Tony Burke MP, that Labor intends to use its proposed royal commission to test the strength of the Government’s one-seat majority proves Labor’s motivations are purely political.

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Labor misleads on customer complaint claims
22 August 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has responded to Labor’s claim that a big increase in complaints is justification for a royal commission.

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