14 April 2022
The Australian Banking Association welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s discussion paper, Post-implementation Review of the Basel III Liquidity Ratios in Australia, which focuses on the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR).
The LCR and NSFR were and remain important elements of the Basel III Liquidity reforms. Overall, these liquidity measures have achieved their objectives of promoting short-term and long-term resilience of banks’ liquidity and funding profiles and are supported by the banking industry.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.