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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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Media Releases
WA rejects bank tax
7 September 2017

Statement from Anna Bligh, Chief Executive, Australian Bankers’ Association

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Update on mortgage industry progress on ASIC proposals
4 September 2017

Representatives from the mortgage industry are making strong progress developing the industry’s response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration.

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Time for a fresh look at tax reform
4 September 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today called for a fresh look at tax reform as part of a comprehensive review of how public sector services are funded.

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Banks set trust benchmarks
28 August 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today released new research that measures and tracks community trust and confidence in banks.

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SA to face High Court challenge over bank tax
22 August 2017

Australia’s major banks have resolved to mount a challenge to the SA bank tax if it is legislated, the Australian Bankers’ Association announced today.

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Speech
ARITA National Conference
10 August 2017

Closing address by Anna Bligh, Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association, at the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association conference in Melbourne.

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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. These Guiding Principles were updated in July 2021

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Media Releases
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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