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APRA consultation on APS 220 Credit Risk Management

5 July 2019

The ABA welcomes the timely review of APS 220 to incorporate the new developments in credit risk management practices, including the new accounting standards and the Basel Committee supervisory guidance on sound credit risk practices. The ABA agrees that effective management of credit risk is a critical component of a comprehensive approach to risk management... Read more »

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Consultation on revisions to prudential practice guide APG 223 residential mortgage lending

21 June 2019

The ABA welcomes APRA’s revision of the current buffer and floor limits set in December 2014.

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Prudential Practice Guide CPG 234 Information Security

17 May 2019

The ABA’s has specific comments on the following chapters: Third parties and related parties Implementation of controls Internal audit Attachment B: Training and awareness Attachment C: Identity and access

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APRA Capability Review

12 April 2019

The ABA supports the Government decision to undertake regular capability reviews of financial regulators as recommended in the Royal Commission Final Report.

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International Capital Framework Comparability

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.

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APRA Discussion Paper: Revisions to the related entities framework for ADIs

4 October 2018

The ABA is cognisant of the size and complexity of the task APRA has in finalising and calibrating a number of significant reforms to the Australian prudential framework. The ABA looks forward to continued dialogue to ensure an appropriate implementation of the capital framework for Australian ADIs.

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Revisions to the minimum capital requirements for market risk

20 June 2018

This consultation is a step forward in improving the risk sensitivity, consistency and operational process of some aspects of the market risk framework. However, certain aspects of the framework remain excessively onerous, unduly complex and unrepresentative of the actual risk intended to be mitigated in smaller markets such as Australia.

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Revisions to the capital framework for ADIs

15 June 2018

The ABA welcomes the APRA discussion paper which includes proposed revisions to the capital framework, as well as other changes to better align the framework to risks, including in relation to housing lending.

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Information security management: A new cross-industry prudential standard

7 June 2018

The ABA welcomes APRA’s steps to strengthen the industry’s cyber resilience and also supports measures that will require all regulated entities to lift their cyber security capabilities.

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Leverage ratio requirement for ADIs

1 May 2018

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) appreciates the opportunity to provide APRA with comments on the Discussion Paper: Leverage ratio requirement for authorised deposit-taking institutions

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