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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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Speech
Mumbrella Finance Marketing Summit
10 August 2017

Keynote address by Anna Bligh, Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association, at the Mumbrella Finance Marketing Summit in Sydney.

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Media Releases
SA says no to bank tax plan: poll
10 August 2017

A poll of more than 2000 South Australians in key state seats shows deep opposition to the Weatherill Government’s proposed tax on banks and significant community concern about its impact on jobs.

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South Australian small businesses overwhelmingly reject proposed bank tax
7 August 2017

The vast majority of South Australian small business owners oppose the State Government’s proposed tax on banks believing it will damage competitiveness, consumer confidence and the State’s economy, according to a new Galaxy* survey.

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New sales practices announced for consumer credit insurance
1 August 2017

Ahead of the release of the new Code of Banking Practice, the banking industry has today announced changes to the way consumer credit insurance (CCI) is sold.

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Keep WA open for business, ABA urges
28 July 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh today called on Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan not to introduce a tax on banks in September’s state budget.

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ABA welcomes bank data sharing inquiry
21 July 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an independent inquiry into implementing an open banking regime in Australia.

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Marginal seat voters hardening against SA bank tax
21 July 2017

South Australians in key marginal seats remain opposed to the idea of the Government’s bank tax, with support for the tax weakening, a new Galaxy poll shows.

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Mortgage industry moves forward on ASIC proposals
20 July 2017

Representatives from the mortgage industry have agreed the framework to develop an industry response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration.

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Bank reforms gaining traction, independent expert finds
20 July 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the latest progress report from former auditor-general Mr Ian McPhee AO PSM which found the industry’s reform program is starting to gain traction and deliver tangible benefits to customers.

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More support to stop the South Australian bank tax
3 July 2017

A new Galaxy poll of key South Australian marginal seats shows South Australians believe the proposed bank tax will hurt the state and want the tax blocked in the Parliament.

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ABA welcomes Opposition’s decision to block SA bank tax
3 July 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association welcomes the decision by the South Australian Liberal Party to oppose the proposed State Bank Tax in the South Australian Parliament.

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Guidelines, Principles & Protocols
Guiding Principles – Customer Advocates
1 July 2017

The appointment of a Customer Advocate is an important initiative and opportunity to make it easier for customers when things go wrong and reach fairer customer outcomes.

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Weatherill wrong again on banks
30 June 2017

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill’s claims that banks don’t pay their fair share of tax, including the goods and services tax, is wrong, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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New customer-focused bank code on the way
30 June 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association said today the industry’s Code of Banking Practice was on track to be finalised by the end of 2017, with redrafting well underway to make it more accessible to customers and small businesses.

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Weatherill Government completely wrong on tax paid by banks
27 June 2017

The Weatherill Government is wrong to claim that banks are under taxed, new data shows.

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Publication
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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Growing concern highlights flaws of SA major bank tax
27 June 2017

The almost universal chorus of concern at the South Australian Government’s proposal for a major bank tax reinforces its fundamental flaws, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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South Australia triple dipping on tax for major banks
23 June 2017

A new proposed tax on five Australian banks by the South Australian Government is an outrageous cash grab without policy substance, the Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh said today.

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ABA welcomes Senate Committee report into major bank levy
18 June 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the Senate Economics Legislation Committee report on the major bank levy.

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Speech
Senate Economics Legislation Committee Hearing Major Bank Levy Bill 2017
16 June 2017

Opening statement by Anna Bligh, Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association at the inquiry into the major bank levy.

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