1 April 2021
The ABA recommends that the final policy settings accurately reflect the proven resilience of banks and the needs of the Australian economy.
The ABA also expects further calibration to be undertaken to ensure there is no increase to the overall level of capital in the banking system, considers that the proposed application of a non-standard treatment to interest-only mortgages with terms greater than five years is unduly punitive, considers that the proposed capital allocation to New Zealand exposures at Level 2 is set at a conservative level that is not commensurate with the level of risk
ABA members also feel consideration should be given to increasing the default level of the proposed CCyB, it considers that the required IT updates makes the 1 January 2023 commencement date challenging, encourages APRA to promptly update its 2015 International capital comparison study and some of APRA’s current proposals may amplify volatility without necessarily improving the measurement of risk.Download PDF
The ABA supports in principle the inclusion of compliance powers in the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ECNL). However, the ABA considers it critical that the Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) is constituted with the appropriate understanding of the technical and operational details of interoperability, including financial settlement, to enforce its proposed new powers… Read more »
The ABA acknowledges the intent of the RIC in supporting agribusinesses during periods of difficulty, such as natural disaster and drought. While the ABA acknowledges these additional loan categories may be valuable to eligible farmers, we note the RIC was first set up for the purpose of supporting drought affected farmers who may not have… Read more »
The ABA continues to support establishment of the Housing Australia Future Fund as a mechanism to provide a sustainable funding source to support and increase the development of social and affordable housing during a critical period of lower than required housing supply. The ABA acknowledges that other industry factors such as planning, and the cost… Read more »