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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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Thousands helped by banks’ inclusion programs
21 March 2018

Thousands of vulnerable Australians, from newly arrived refugees to customers experiencing domestic violence, have been helped by Australia’s banks as they roll out new programs aimed at improving access to financial products and increasing financial literacy.

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ACCC report shows massive home loan discounts
15 March 2018

The Australian Banking Association welcomes today’s ACCC interim report into residential mortgages, which clearly shows very high levels of discounting in the Australian home loan market. It’s clear that competition is delivering better deals for customers, shopping around works and Australians should continue to do so to get the best discounts on the advertised rate.

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Comprehensive credit reporting must be fair for all
7 March 2018

The upcoming Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) reforms must be fair for all and ensure Australians who have experienced past financial difficulties are not discriminated against.

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Support from banks for concerned banana growers
2 March 2018

Banana growers in north Queensland affected by Panama disease are encouraged to contact their bank to access a range of hardship measures on offer.

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Action needed on elder financial abuse reform by Christmas
20 February 2018

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today called on the Federal Government to act now on financial abuse against the elderly and resolve three key issues by Christmas.

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AFCA common sense reform which will deliver for customers
14 February 2018

The passage through the parliament of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority Bill (AFCA) delivers a big win for Australian bank customers by creating a ‘one stop shop’ for resolving issues in the financial services industry.

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New Payments Platform to transform Australian banking
13 February 2018

The launch of the New Payments Platform will transform the banking experience for everyday Australians and put an end to the inconvenience of the ‘three day wait’.

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ABA welcomes Farrell Report into Open Banking
9 February 2018

Banks are excited to enter the Open Banking age that will spark new innovations and deliver cutting edge products, with customers the big winner.

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Competition in the Australian Financial System
7 February 2018

The Australian Bankers’ Association will carefully analyse the Productivity Commission Draft Report, consult with its members and make a further submission to inform the final report expected mid-year.

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Debit card revolution continues!
1 February 2018

When Australians reach to pay for something, the debit card, using their own money, is often their first choice.

In fact, debit card usage continues to outstrip all other cards, with a whopping 5.6 billion transactions over the year ending November 2017.

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Australians becoming smarter with their cards as debt falls
23 January 2018

New analysis reveals Australians are becoming smarter in the way they manage their credit cards, with overall debt falling over the past year, the percentage of debt accruing interest at a historical low and a very low use of available credit card limits.

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Banks making progress in delivering better customer outcomes
18 January 2018

New research released today shows Australians believe banks are heading in the right direction, becoming more customer focused and are starting to see the Banking Reform Program – Better Banking deliver results.

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Small business saves billions with lowest rates in decades
10 January 2018

Great news for Australian small businesses who are now paying $9 billion less in interest on current loans than compared to the same time in 2011, with the average interest paid the lowest in 20 years.

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Fee-free ATMs to continue in remote communities
22 December 2017

Fifteen banks will continue to provide fee-free ATM services for customers located in some of Australia’s most remote communities.

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Customers set to benefit from new Banking Code
20 December 2017

After hundreds of hours of development and more than 50 meetings with banks and key stakeholders over the past nine months, the new Banking Code of Practice has been sent to ASIC for approval.

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Mortgage broking industry takes lead on good customer outcomes
11 December 2017

Representatives of Australia’s mortgage broking industry have prepared a landmark reform package that will improve consumer outcomes and confidence in mortgage broking.

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Royal Commission
30 November 2017

Australia’s banks have welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to take action and provide certainty to the Banking industry to the benefit of the national economy and all Australians. Banks will fully co-operate with the Royal Commission.

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Accessible banking for all
27 November 2017

Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Graeme Innes AM, has been appointed by the Australian Bankers’ Association to head up a review of existing electronic accessibility standards.

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Open banking a big win for consumers
21 November 2017

A recent survey has found that Australians believe that banks are better at keeping their personal data secure than government agencies, online retailers or social media platforms. 

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Major banking reform and change is already under way
21 November 2017

Renewed calls for a Royal Commission into Australia’s banks fail to recognise that they are now undergoing the greatest program of reforms seen in decades.

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