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An independent review of retail banking product commissions and payments has described the change in culture and practices as a “substantial achievement” that will improve outcomes for customers. The Australian Banking Association commissioned Mr Stephen Sedgwick AO in 2016 to undertake a large scale review of remuneration practices for frontline staff. This review, delivered in… Read more »
“If you’re concerned you are being coerced or taken advantage of financially, I encourage you to contact your bank.” ABA CEO Anna Bligh
“Once conditions ease, it’s important for anyone impacted to know their bank is ready to provide assistance”
There is absolutely no doubt the face of banking in this country is changing and it’s changing very, very quickly.
This industry guideline: Explains what financial abuse can look like and how it can impact customers and a bank’s relationship with their customers; and Outlines a framework for banks to raise awareness and promote consistent arrangements to deal with suspected cases of financial abuse This guideline reflects good industry practice, and the ABA encourages members… Read more »
Interviewed by ABC Life Matters’ Hilary Harper, ABA CEO Anna Bligh discusses how changes in customer behaviour, accelerated by COVID-19, are driving changes in banking and banking services. TRANSCRIPT SPEAKERS: ABC Life Matters Hilary Harper, ABA CEO Anna Bligh Hilary Harper: Anna Bligh from the Australian Banking Association, Anna thanks so much for joining us… Read more »
Australian banks are ready to help customers in Western Australia who are rebuilding after the destruction inflicted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja. Communities in WA’s mid-west were devastated by the cyclone last week, when it crossed the coast near the town of Kalbarri. Geraldton, Northampton, Binnu, Chapman Valley, Mingenew and a number of other towns were… Read more »
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
Family and domestic violence is a whole community issue and requires the collective efforts of government, communities, and the corporate sector, including banks, to respond to the challenges. This industry guideline: Explains that financial abuse is a form of family and domestic violence. Outlines how financial abuse can affect a bank’s relationship with their customer…. Read more »
Australian banks are urging state and territory governments to adopt consistent laws on powers of attorney to prevent elder financial abuse.
These guiding principles outline measures in place to help customers understand Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI), understand the default / LMI claim process, and the consumer protections in the shortfall debt recovery process.
Australian banks are supporting communities in New South Wales after torrential rain and floods in parts of the state. Floodwaters have inundated towns on the NSW North Coast, Sydney has been pummelled by heavy rain and more is forecast in coming days. Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh says banks have a range of measures… Read more »