9 August 2021
The ABA supports the Government’s proposed regulations to exempt insurance products from the deferred sales model that provide high value and are well understood by consumers. This provides a more targeted approach to add-on insurance products subject to the deferred sales model and will address consumer harms and poor value identified by the Royal Commission without affecting the availability and accessibility of high value insurance products. However, the ABA considers there is further room to refine the proposed regulations in relation to business insurance.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.