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As more Australians experience financial scams, the ABA has launched a new campaign to raise awareness on the increasing threat of scams, warning Australians to be on the lookout for scam phone calls, texts and emails. FULL TRANSCRIPT: ABA CEO Anna Bligh spoke with ABC Radio’s Ross Marsden. Ross Marsden The Australian Banking Association has… Read more »
these options do give people you know, a breather, that’s what they’re designed to do, just take the load off for three months, while you get through everything else that you need to get through.”
ABA CEO Anna Bligh was interviewed by Stan Shaw on ABC Perth on 7 July. She discussed her upcoming meeting with COVID-19 vaccine Task Force Lieutenant General John Frewin with other corporate stakeholders. Banks, as both major employers who already offer vaccinations, and who also have a network of branches, can help with the COVID-19… Read more »
There is absolutely no doubt the face of banking in this country is changing and it’s changing very, very quickly.
Interviewed by ABC Life Matters’ Hilary Harper, ABA CEO Anna Bligh discusses how changes in customer behaviour, accelerated by COVID-19, are driving changes in banking and banking services. TRANSCRIPT SPEAKERS: ABC Life Matters Hilary Harper, ABA CEO Anna Bligh Hilary Harper: Anna Bligh from the Australian Banking Association, Anna thanks so much for joining us… Read more »
“No customer is going to wake up the day after the 31st of March and find that there is some legal action being taken by their bank on their loan.”
“…banks can go back to their normal processes and that is working out what’s right for every single customer, on an individual tailored basis with a proper assessment. That is the best thing for the customer.”
Interviewed by AM’s Peter Ryan, ABA CEO Anna Bligh talked about the substantial drop in loan deferrals since their peak during the pandemic, falling from 900,000 to 300,000.
“we’ve seen a record high number of Australians switch their loans, either to another bank or gone to their own bank and got a better deal.”
Interview: Almost 45% of Australians who deferred their mortgages in June have begun repaying their loans.
TRANSCRIPT E&OE 14 October 2019 Media Conference Parliament House Canberra ANNA BLIGH: Australia’s banks stand ready to assist the ACCC with this inquiry. Our banks are no strangers to public scrutiny and they look forward to providing information that will shed more light on the many complex factors that go into the determination of interest rates on Australian mortgages. QUESTION: Why have you passed on so little of the 75 percentage… Read more »
4 Feb 19 – Royal Commission Final Report Media Conference
10 Oct 18 – Ending fees for no service Media Conference
28 Sep 18 – Media Conference Royal Commission Interim Report
15 Jun 18 – Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM Program