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Statement regarding ACCC and the Banking Code of Practice

27 September 2019

The new Banking Code of Practice, came into operation on 1 July 2019.  

On the 22nd May, the ABA applied for authorisation from the ACCC to further amend the Code by adopting the recommendations from the Royal Commission. These recommendations relate to default fees on farm properties during natural disasters, prevention of informal overdrafts on basic accounts and overdrawn fees.

We welcome the ACCC’s proposed authorisation for these changes. We note the ACCC has raised three further conditions which the ABA will consider in more detail following discussions with members.

ENDS

Contact: Nathalie Samia 0475 741 007

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