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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.

For media inquiries contact media@ausbanking.org.au or 0475 741 007.


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The Greens’ bank policy a threat to economic stability
31 May 2016

I’m The Australian Bankers’ Association has today strongly rejected the Greens’ proposal to break up Australia’s major banks and has called on the Australian Labor Party to do the same.

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Concerned dairy farmers encouraged to contact their bank
25 May 2016

Banks are supporting dairy farmers impacted by the sudden changes to their businesses with the recent reduction in farm gate milk prices, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Former Auditor-General to oversee new bank measures
19 May 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today announced the appointment of Mr Ian McPhee AO PSM to oversee the implementation of recently announced measures by banks to protect consumer interests.

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Letter of engagement
19 May 2016

ABA letter of engagement to Ian McPhee AO PSM regarding banking industry initiatives.

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New resource to help small businesses get a bank loan
12 May 2016

Banks are helping make it easier for small businesses to access finance, as lending to small businesses over 2015 reached its highest level on record, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Banks support review of customer dispute resolution
5 May 2016

The banking industry supports making it easier and quicker for customers to resolve disputes with their bank, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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ABA welcomes extending AML/CTF laws
2 May 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed recommendations to better protect our economy from organised crime and terrorism financing.

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Banks act to strengthen community trust
21 April 2016

Australia’s banks will today begin to implement comprehensive new measures to protect consumer interests, increase transparency and accountability and build trust and confidence in banks.

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ABA comments on new ASIC measures
20 April 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today supported the expanded powers and increased resources for ASIC announced by the Federal Government.

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ABA rejects ALP call for royal commission
8 April 2016

The Australian banking industry believes a royal commission into financial services is unnecessary and a waste of taxpayer funds, Australian Bankers’ Association CEO Steven M�_nchenberg said today.

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Sydney suburbs targeted in bank phone scam
10 March 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today warned about a telephone scam trying to get Sydneysiders to disclose personal and banking information.

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Banks welcome common-sense approach to ATMs
4 February 2016

The banking industry has welcomed the voting down in Parliament today of the Greens’ counterproductive proposal to ban ATM fees.

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Financial relief available for people affected by WA bushfires
12 January 2016

A range of assistance packages are available from banks to help communities affected by the bushfires in Western Australia, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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