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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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Banking Code of Practice (March 1 2021 variation)
1 March 2021

This is the version of the Banking Code of Practice that took effect on 1 March 2021, a variation of the 1 March 2020 Release.

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Consultation Paper: Use of credit cards for gambling transactions
5 December 2019

The ABA is seeking community views on the use of credit cards for gambling. The consultation will assess community views about financial institutions allowing credit cards to be used for gambling and the role of banks in addressing these problems.

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Safe & Savvy – A guide to help older people avoid abuse, scams and fraud
28 November 2019

We know that people over the age of 50 are at risk of financial abuse, scams and fraud. This is often called elder financial abuse. Elder financial abuse can take many forms and happen to anyone. It is a mistake to think it couldn’t happen to you or those you love. Even though it’s hard… Read more »

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Bank Lending to Business, June Qtr 2019
19 September 2019

Keyword: Economic Note

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SME Lending in Australia
30 August 2019

Nine million Australians have dreamed of working for themselves and starting their own business. However 60 per cent cited “access to money” as the reason holding them back.

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Customer Advocates Post-Implementation Review
10 May 2019

Deloitte have released their report outlining observations and recommendations from the Post-Implementation Review of the ABA’s Customer Advocate Initiative.

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Historic Version of Banking Code of Practice (Aug 2018)
1 August 2018

Superseded version – this is the original version of the Banking Code of Practice approved by ASIC and published in August 2018. It does not included amendments approved by ASIC in June 2019.

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Taxes and other levies paid to governments in Australia by the banking industry
27 June 2017

This report shows that the banking industry pays the most tax of any industry in Australia, with more than $14 billion in tax paid to governments in 2016.

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Fees for banking services 2017
15 June 2017

This report shows that the number of customer transactions, loans and accounts are increasing but growth in fees paid by households and businesses remains low.

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Agriculture in Australia: activity and financing
19 September 2016

This report highlights the importance of the agriculture industry to the Australian economy and the community, and how much banks lend for agriculture.

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Australian jobs in banking
18 August 2016

This report looks at employment in the finance and insurance industry, including the characteristics of banking employees, wages and flexible working conditions.

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Taxes and other levies paid by banks
11 August 2016

This report looks at the contribution of the Australian banking industry to government revenue through taxes and other levies, and compares this with the tax rates paid by banks in other countries and with the tax paid by other industries in Australia.

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Fees for banking services 2016
16 June 2016

This report analyses how much households and businesses are paying in bank fees, taking into account the increasing transaction volumes.

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The small business sector in Australia
12 May 2016

Find out about the small business sector driving our economy and how much banks lend to the sector.

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