2 June 2023
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) welcomes Australia Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) ongoing and constructive engagement, and the opportunity to respond to the policy options on the revised draft Prudential Standard APS 117 Capital Adequacy: Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book (APS 117), which were presented to industry on 18 May 2023.Download PDF
The ABA supports the introduction of mandatory climate-related financial disclosures aligned with the ISSB, and we feel that the proposed model generally strikes an appropriate balance. The submission makes key points across six areas: phased approach, reporting content, reporting location, assurance, continuous disclosure and the modified liability approach.
The ABA’s submission to the ACCC’s Retail Deposits Inquiry 2023. Australian banks continue to provide a competitive, dynamic, and innovative marketplace for deposits. Banks are also cognisant of the variety of uses for deposit accounts and strive to provide products and services that meet the needs of customers.