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Treasury consultation on Open Banking Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)

28 October 2019

The ABA views any changes to the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime as likely to have a significant impact on the privacy of individuals, thereby warranting reconsideration of the risks and recommendations made by the PIA. This review process is crucial to ensuring that the CDR regime will meet its stated goal of being ‘consumer… Read more »

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ABA Response to Senate inquiry into Australian Government’s response to COVID-19
2 June 2020

The response incorporates initiatives on loan deferrals and lending, banking accessibility, and electronic conveyancing and electronic mortgages. These measures were designed to support consumers and businesses through this difficult time and intended to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on bank
customers.

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Lessons learned from the Australian bushfire season 2019-20
22 May 2020

The ABA has set up a natural disasters work program that reports to our 16 Council members in order to clarify, strengthen and streamline the banking industry’s response to natural disasters to ensure that they have the right tools for the job at the right time.

By the beginning of March 2020, the major banks had provided bushfire assistance grants totalling $7.6 million to more than 4,000 customers across Australia. The banks had also raised more than $42 million in donations to help devastated communities and assisted more than 3,500 customers with financial relief packages of the types described below.

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Inquiry into Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right
21 May 2020

The ABA supports the ongoing development and expansion of the Consumer Data Right (CDR). As the first sector to launch with Open Banking, the banking industry has contributed significantly to operationalising the CDR vision through expertise within the sector as well as providing the Open Banking systems through which the first consumer data will flow in the CDR.

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