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Response to Treasury Consultation on Consumer Credit Reforms

24 November 2020

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) supports the Government’s Consumer Credit Reforms. These important reforms will strike the right balance between maintaining strong consumer protections while providing credit into the economy at a critical time. The ABA supports:

Maintaining strong consumer protections
Consistent consumer protection and level playing field
Simplification and removing duplication
Support for complementary reforms

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