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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.

For media inquiries contact media@ausbanking.org.au or 0475 741 007.


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Finance jobs growth drives labour market
18 August 2016

Employment in the finance and insurance industry has been a strong driver of employment growth over the past year, contributing to the resilience in the overall labour market, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Australian jobs in banking
18 August 2016

This report looks at employment in the finance and insurance industry, including the characteristics of banking employees, wages and flexible working conditions.

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Taxes and other levies paid by banks
11 August 2016

This report looks at the contribution of the Australian banking industry to government revenue through taxes and other levies, and compares this with the tax rates paid by banks in other countries and with the tax paid by other industries in Australia.

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ABA welcomes external dispute resolution review
8 August 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the release of the terms of reference of the Federal Government’s review into external dispute resolution.

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ABA responds to call for transparency on interest rates
5 August 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association today responded to the Federal Government’s invitation for banks to brief a parliamentary committee on interest rate decisions.

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ABA comments on Ian McPhee report
14 July 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the release of Mr Ian McPhee’s first quarterly report on how the industry is progressing with new initiatives to protect customer interests.

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Review into retail banking remuneration begins
11 July 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today released details of an independent review of commissions and payments made to bank staff and third parties.

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Review of Code of Banking Practice commences
7 July 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today released details of the independent review of the Code of Banking Practice, which sets standards of good conduct for banks.

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Bank fee growth remains low, transaction volumes high
16 June 2016

Over the past four years average weekly bank fees paid by households have remained steady, according to a new report from the Australian Bankers’ Association.

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Fees for banking services 2016
16 June 2016

This report analyses how much households and businesses are paying in bank fees, taking into account the increasing transaction volumes.

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Financial relief available following east coast weather event
9 June 2016

Communities impacted by the extreme weather along the country’s east coast can get help from their bank, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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The Greens’ bank policy a threat to economic stability
31 May 2016

I’m The Australian Bankers’ Association has today strongly rejected the Greens’ proposal to break up Australia’s major banks and has called on the Australian Labor Party to do the same.

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Concerned dairy farmers encouraged to contact their bank
25 May 2016

Banks are supporting dairy farmers impacted by the sudden changes to their businesses with the recent reduction in farm gate milk prices, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Former Auditor-General to oversee new bank measures
19 May 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today announced the appointment of Mr Ian McPhee AO PSM to oversee the implementation of recently announced measures by banks to protect consumer interests.

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Letter of engagement
19 May 2016

ABA letter of engagement to Ian McPhee AO PSM regarding banking industry initiatives.

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The small business sector in Australia
12 May 2016

Find out about the small business sector driving our economy and how much banks lend to the sector.

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New resource to help small businesses get a bank loan
12 May 2016

Banks are helping make it easier for small businesses to access finance, as lending to small businesses over 2015 reached its highest level on record, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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Banks support review of customer dispute resolution
5 May 2016

The banking industry supports making it easier and quicker for customers to resolve disputes with their bank, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

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ABA welcomes extending AML/CTF laws
2 May 2016

The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed recommendations to better protect our economy from organised crime and terrorism financing.

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Banks act to strengthen community trust
21 April 2016

Australia’s banks will today begin to implement comprehensive new measures to protect consumer interests, increase transparency and accountability and build trust and confidence in banks.

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