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Accessibility and Inclusion Principles for Banking Services

8 December 2023

Accessibility and Inclusion Principles for Banking Services

The Accessibility and Inclusion Principles for Banking Services (the Principles) promote equitable access, usability, and inclusivity for customers with disability and their carers to banking services. The Principles are the foundation for designing, developing, and delivering banking services that are inclusive and accessible to everyone. By adhering to the Principles, banks ensure that their digital and physical o昀昀erings are designed to accommodate customers with disability and their carers.

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The Australian Banking Association (ABA) welcomes the Federal Government’s upcoming campaign to further educate the community about elder abuse.   ABA CEO Anna Bligh said this was a timely opportunity to further raise awareness and shine the spotlight on financial elder abuse.   “Australian banks are deeply conscious of financial elder abuse. They see it playing out every day and have… Read more »

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Current Technical Outage
19 July 2024

Major disruptions to payments systems as a result of the CrowdStrike outage have not occurred and are not anticipated. Impacts on banks and payments systems have been relatively minor, with any disruptions having already been remedied or in the process of being gradually restored. Banks will continue to monitor for any further impacts to services…. Read more »

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Anna Bligh interview on ABC Brisbane about financial abuse 
19 July 2024

Steve Austin: Do consider this scenario, a relative or a friend caring for an older person decides to dip into that person’s accounts to pay for their own holidays or home renovations. And the banking institution can see the money going out of one account into another account. And they want to flag it with the… Read more »

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