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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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One year on – banks building a better banking industry
2 May 2017

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.

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ABA responds to Carnell inquiry recommendations
28 April 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today released its response to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s report into small business lending.

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ABA welcomes McPhee first year report on bank reforms
21 April 2017

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.

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Banks to change the way they pay their staff
19 April 2017

Australia’s banks will change the way they pay and reward their retail staff to deliver better banking for customers, following the release of an independent report examining the link between payments and customer outcomes.

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ABA welcomes new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority
10 April 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed today’s announcement of the independent directors responsible for setting higher professional and education qualifications for financial advisers.

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Banks host symposium to discuss benefits, risks of open data
4 April 2017

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.

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Speech
AFR Banking & Wealth Summit
1 April 2017

Speech by Anna Bligh, Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association at the AFR Banking & Wealth Summit.

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Banks offer support for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie
30 March 2017

Queensland residents impacted by Cyclone Debbie are encouraged to contact their bank to access emergency support, such as a suspension of loan repayments or fee waivers.

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ABA clarifies credit card Code changes
29 March 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today reiterated its support for making it easier for customers to cancel credit cards.

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ABA responds to Code of Banking Practice review
28 March 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today released its response to the independent review of the Code of Banking Practice, supporting the vast majority of recommendations.

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ABA responds to financial advice compliance report
17 March 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has acknowledged today’s report by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on financial advice compliance.

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Banks explore options to make switching easier
10 March 2017

New research released today by the Australian Bankers’ Association has shown that a significant number of customers do switch banks, but there is room for improvement to make it easier.

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Anna Bligh appointed CEO of Australian Bankers’ Association
17 February 2017

The Chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association, Andrew Thorburn, today announced the appointment of Anna Bligh to lead the ABA as it continues its work to strengthen trust and confidence in banking and deliver better outcomes for customers.

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Code of Banking Practice review final report published
17 February 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today acknowledged the report from the independent review of the Code of Banking Practice.

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ABA welcomes passage of financial adviser legislation
10 February 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the passing of legislation in Parliament today to raise the competency and ethical standards of financial advisers.

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ABA welcomes small business lending report
3 February 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the report into small business lending practices released today by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP.

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ABA supports improved external dispute resolution and new compensation scheme
2 February 2017

Giving more people easier access to have complaints heard outside of their bank is important to protect customer interests, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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We hear you: banks announce more changes to make banking better
29 January 2017

Australia’s leading banks have announced new initiatives to deliver better products and services to customers, building on last year’s reforms that address concerns with the culture in banks.

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ABA welcomes Ian McPhee’s third report on industry reforms
20 January 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed today’s release of Mr Ian McPhee’s progress report which showed banks are delivering meaningful change in order to rebuild community trust.

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ABA comments on interim Sedgwick Review report
18 January 2017

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the release of Mr Stephen Sedgwick’s issues paper from his independent review into commissions and payments made to bank staff and third parties.

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