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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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COVID-19 Banking Timeline

see what’s happened in the Australian banking sector


Media Releases
Banks support development and construction transition to a new economy 
20 October 2022

“I’m confident our respective sectors will play our role in navigating our way through the current challenges and the extensive transformation underway”

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Australian banks ready to help floods impacted communities
17 October 2022

“The message from banks is clear: don’t tough it out on your own, call your bank as soon as you are able to, they are ready to help.”

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ABA welcomes plan to stop violence against women
17 October 2022

“Banks are in a unique position to play a proactive role in identifying and assisting victim-survivors of financial abuse, a role Australian banks take very seriously,”

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Flood affected customers encouraged to contact their bank
14 October 2022

Don’t let a natural disaster become a financial disaster. Call your bank, they can offer a range of measures right now. Don’t tough it out on your own.

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NSW Government First Home Buyer Choice policy
12 October 2022

The ABA supports proposals which assist first home buyers to enter the housing market.

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Optus data-sharing to help protect customers
6 October 2022

“The whole industry has worked closely with the Australian Government to make today’s regulations possible.”

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ABA welcomes Regional Banking Taskforce Final Report
30 September 2022

Australian banks understand that there are still customers who need face-to-face services and those who need extra support in transitioning to digital services.

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ABA welcomes support for regional first home buyers 
28 September 2022

“Aspiring home buyers should contact a participating lender to discuss their circumstances.”

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Banks protecting customers on cyber security
27 September 2022

Banks have built strong cyber protection systems to keep their customers safe.

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Bank branches to close for National Day of Mourning
19 September 2022

Bank branches will be closed on Thursday 22nd September due to the National Day of Morning.

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Australian banks welcome legislative certainty on climate change
9 September 2022

“The impact of climate change, its mitigation, and the ongoing decarbonisation of the economy is now critical to every aspect of our lives,”

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ABA welcomes increased migration cap from jobs summit
2 September 2022

“This is a positive step to resolving the acute labour shortages we’re seeing in our economy.”

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Action on migration and training system a must at Jobs + Skills Summit
1 September 2022

“Skilled migrants with advanced technical and digital skills can help drive productivity and contribute to upskilling our own workforce.”

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Op-Ed
Op-Ed: Jobs summit is just the start of rare chance for deep thinking
25 August 2022

“The summit will be a compelling conversation. However, the White Paper is likely to be the main game.”

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Transcript
Sky News: ABA and banks are already talking jobs and skills prior to Summit
24 August 2022

“I think it’s really important that we see this summit as the launch of a process, not the landing of it… two days is not going to be enough to solve some of the bigger issues.”

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Transcript
ABC Radio: interest rates, default rates & bank assistance
4 August 2022

“the earlier that people speak to their bank, the more likely it is that the bank can find a solution that will work and keep the customer out of financial strife.”

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Media Releases
Major consensus reached on Australian climate risk reporting
1 August 2022

Twenty of Australia’s most influential business and finance peak bodies have come to an unprecedented consensus on the need for sustainability reporting.

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Australian banks acknowledge leadership of outgoing APRA chair Wayne Byres
26 July 2022

“Over the past eight years, Mr Byres has provided strong leadership… particularly through the very stormy economic waters of recent times.”

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Australian banks launch new credit report fact sheets
25 July 2022

“these factsheets are just one tool in Australian banks’ toolkit of offerings to help customers to get back on track”

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Australian banks encourage customers to use PayID to combat scams
18 July 2022

“We encourage customers to find out more about PayID and a good place to start is the website payid.com.au”

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