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“Skilled migrants with advanced technical and digital skills can help drive productivity and contribute to upskilling our own workforce.”
“The summit will be a compelling conversation. However, the White Paper is likely to be the main game.”
“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.”
“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.”
Twenty of Australia’s most influential business and finance peak bodies have come to an unprecedented consensus on the need for sustainability reporting.
“Over the past eight years, Mr Byres has provided strong leadership… particularly through the very stormy economic waters of recent times.”
“these factsheets are just one tool in Australian banks’ toolkit of offerings to help customers to get back on track”
“We encourage customers to find out more about PayID and a good place to start is the website payid.com.au”
“Australian banks are currently supporting almost 3000 people in and around the NSW Northern Rivers region”
It will enable banks to withhold credit reporting information where reporting that information could lead to customer harm.
Anna Bligh spoke to ABC Radio North Coast on how banks can help those impacted by floods in the Lismore region.
ABA CEO Anna Bligh spoke on ABC radio on how banks are responding to the floods across NSW, and the RBA’s moves to curb inflation.
The ABA has called upon Federal and State Australian governments to work together to combat the ongoing problem of elder financial abuse.
In the 12 months to February 2022, ABA member banks lent an average of $4.2 billion to agribusinesses across the country every month.
The working paper focuses on the construction and agriculture sectors and seeks to provide a point of reference for banks to operationalise modern slavery risk identification and management.
An average of $3.2 billion was lent to small business in the second half of 2021, up 24% from the $2.6 billion in the second half of 2020.
ore than 30 industry leaders addressed the audience throughout the day, deep-diving into the opportunities, digital disruptions, new customer trends and risks that face the banking industry.
The nation’s banking sector will come together for the inaugural Australian Banking Association (ABA) conference on Friday, with a focus on economic recovery and Planning for Tomorrow. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe will headline the conference with a keynote speech, while attendees will also hear from prominent industry leaders including Westpac CEO and ABA… Read more »
removing existing legal barriers that make it more difficult for financial institutions to help victim survivors of financial abuse.
options to defer loan repayments for up to 3 months for those customers affected by the flood disasters