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APRA consultation on APS 220 Credit Risk Management

5 July 2019

The ABA welcomes the timely review of APS 220 to incorporate the new developments in credit risk management practices, including the new accounting standards and the Basel Committee supervisory guidance on sound credit risk practices. The ABA agrees that effective management of credit risk is a critical component of a comprehensive approach to risk management… Read more »

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ABA Response to Senate inquiry into Australian Government’s response to COVID-19
2 June 2020

The response incorporates initiatives on loan deferrals and lending, banking accessibility, and electronic conveyancing and electronic mortgages. These measures were designed to support consumers and businesses through this difficult time and intended to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on bank
customers.

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Lessons learned from the Australian bushfire season 2019-20
22 May 2020

The ABA has set up a natural disasters work program that reports to our 16 Council members in order to clarify, strengthen and streamline the banking industry’s response to natural disasters to ensure that they have the right tools for the job at the right time.

By the beginning of March 2020, the major banks had provided bushfire assistance grants totalling $7.6 million to more than 4,000 customers across Australia. The banks had also raised more than $42 million in donations to help devastated communities and assisted more than 3,500 customers with financial relief packages of the types described below.

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Inquiry into Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right
21 May 2020

The ABA supports the ongoing development and expansion of the Consumer Data Right (CDR). As the first sector to launch with Open Banking, the banking industry has contributed significantly to operationalising the CDR vision through expertise within the sector as well as providing the Open Banking systems through which the first consumer data will flow in the CDR.

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