8 June 2021
The ABA strongly supports the objectives of the AML/CTF regime. It also strongly supports that the obligations be simplified, streamlined and clarified, and the regulatory burden reduced where possible.
While we are supportive of these amendments overall, the ABA seeks clarification on aspects of the draft Rules and Guidance.
To assist consistency of implementation across the industry, the Australian Banking Association has developed industry position on a range of aspects regarding the implementation of APRA’s revised capital framework.
Australian banks are using new technologies to increase efficiency and to provide new and more responsive services to customers. We propose the government focus on: simplifying or rationalising existing legislation that impact on the use of AI and ADM, in preference to new specific AI regulations; any regulatory intervention including setting best practice guidance should build on existing best practices and harmonise with sector specific regulation; and review and amend legislation to be neutral as to whether a human or technology is used to make decisions or conduct a process.