12 November 2018
While the ABA supports ‘unquestionably strong’ capital ratios, the ABA agrees with APRA that this embedded conservatism makes it more difficult and/or costly for Australian ADIs to access international capital markets if these Australian differences are not well understood, particularly during times of market dislocation.Download PDF
The ABA welcomes further clarity on the capital treatment for guarantees under the Scheme. A clear understanding of the capital treatment is critical for an ADI’s mortgage product development and consequential approval under the scheme.
The ABA welcomes any assistance to help first homebuyers to own their own home and supports the Government’s commitment to deliver the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. Further, the ABA welcomes APRA’s letter to industry clarifying the capital treatment of the guarantee.