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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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National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Investment Mandate Amendment (First Home Loan Deposit Scheme) Direction 2019

4 November 2019

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.

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Interoperability between ELNOs (eConveyancing)

8 July 2019

The ABA supports a national approach to eConveyancing and this includes a national regime for interoperability.

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The Australian Bankers’ Association submission on improving customer outcomes with credit cards

1 July 2016

The ABA responded to the Federal Government's Consultation Paper Credit Cards: Improving consumer outcomes and enhancing competition.

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