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The number of customer transactions, loans and accounts are increasing but growth in fees paid by households and businesses remains low, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.
Representatives from the mortgage industry have begun a process to ensure that incentives and governance arrangements are aligned with good outcomes for customers, in response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration.
Bank customers can expect greater protection with new hiring measures agreed by Australia’s banks to crackdown on individuals with a history of misconduct moving from one job to the next undetected.
Today’s weak economic growth figure highlights the need to maintain a strong banking industry, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.
The legislation for the major bank levy introduced today shows the Federal Government’s original design had major flaws and significant questions remain on how this rushed legislation will affect the economy, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.
The Australian Bankers’ Association has today called for the Federal Government to release analysis of the impact of the major bank levy on the broader economy, including households and businesses.
The Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh has written to the Hon Scott Morrison MP calling on him to immediately release Treasury modelling of the major bank tax.
The CEO of the Australian Bankers’ Association Ms Anna Bligh today warned that the Federal Government’s new $6.2 billion bank tax is fraught with even more uncertainty after Treasury officials were unable to answer key questions at a briefing with banks in Sydney today.
A new tax on major banks in the Federal Budget is a tax on the economy, the Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh said tonight.
The Australian Bankers’ Association has today published an annual report outlining the industry’s progress to improve customer outcomes, strengthen culture and build trust in banking.
The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed today’s release of Mr Ian McPhee’s report which found the industry has made significant progress delivering the reform program it announced 12 months ago.
The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed today’s announcement of the independent directors responsible for setting higher professional and education qualifications for financial advisers.
Ahead of the Treasurer’s imminent release of the Productivity Commission’s final report into Data Availability and Use, the Australian Bankers’ Association is today hosting a symposium to share views on how to get the right outcomes for customers.