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ABA Letter on PPG (110, 112, 113)

30 April 2022

To assist APRA finalise the prudential practice guides (APG 110, APG 112 and APG 113), industry provides the attached feedback in response to: 1) the materials presented to the industry in the APRA-ABA workshop on 8 April; and 2) the subsequent queries to industry on 19 April.

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ARNECC: Independent Health Checks and Readiness Assessments of the Interoperability Reform

21 April 2022

The ABA is supportive of implementing ongoing and independent health checks, to review the risks to and status of the national roll-out of interoperability. The banking industry is also supportive of the proposed three phase approach.

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Basel III liquidity ratios: post-implementation review

14 April 2022

The Australian Banking Association welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s discussion paper, Post-implementation Review of the Basel III Liquidity Ratios in Australia, which focuses on the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR). The LCR and NSFR were and remain important elements of the Basel III Liquidity reforms. Overall, these liquidity measures have achieved their objectives of promoting short-term and long-term resilience of banks’ liquidity and funding profiles and are supported by the banking industry.

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Extension of the Consumer Data Right to non-bank lending

14 April 2022

Response to Treasury's consultation on the extension of the Consumer Data Right to non-bank lending. In this submission, the ABA responds to some issues raised in the discussion paper and provides comment based on the experience of banks in implementing the CDR.

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Climate Change Authority International Offsets

14 April 2022

The ABA encourages continuous improvement in the operating features of carbon markets to improve integrity and trust and to build scale and liquidity.

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Farm Debt Mediation (QLD)

25 March 2022

Farm Debt Mediation (FDM) is widely acknowledged as a successful way for the farmer and the financier to resolve matters relating to farm business debts and, in many cases, is a preferred alternative to court. Most importantly, the FDM process provides an additional avenue for farmers in financial difficulty to either re-establish and maintain their viability or exit the industry with dignity. The ABA welcomes the review’s consideration of opportunities to enhance the Act and align with legislation in other states where possible.

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APRA: Capital Framework Revisions Draft Guidance

14 March 2022

The ABA continues to support a revised capital framework that strengthens the financial resilience of the industry, embeds the industry’s unquestionably strong level of capital and provides for greater flexibility in periods of stress. ABA member banks are actively working towards the implementation of APRA’s revised capital framework. Considerable work still remains in both defining and implementing the framework based on the practice guides issued as well as implementing related changes to regulatory reporting, modifications to Pillar 3 and international comparability studies, and updates to related standards.

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Electronic Conveyancing National Law

11 March 2022

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) continues to support efforts to accelerate the adoption of electronic mortgages for the convenience of consumers and the associated economic benefits. The ABA and its members have actively contributed to the development of e-conveyancing since its infancy as well as interoperability and the associated reforms. The banking industry is supportive of progressing the Electronic Conveyancing National Law to implement interoperability, with further consultation to consider in detail the issues that ABA and other stakeholders have raised. This 2-step process is a pragmatic response to the complexity of the reform, and the need to balance certainty of the reforms with addressing important issues that stakeholders have raised.

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AG: Bankruptcy system options paper

8 March 2022

The ABA provides feedback to the Attorney-General’s Department on the Bankruptcy system options paper and encourages the Government to consider these changes in the context of the broad suite of reforms made or proposed in recent years that potentially change the consequences of insolvency for companies and bankruptcy for individuals. This includes small business insolvency reforms, changes to schemes of arrangement and the review of the safe harbour regime. The ABA also highlights the need for Government and policymakers to consider how these reforms may impact the flow of credit to small businesses and the effect of this on commercial activity with the aim of striking the right balance between creditors and debtors.

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ALRC Financial Services Legislation, Interim Report A

4 March 2022

The ABA provides feedback to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) on the Financial Services Legislation, Interim Report A. In addition to specific feedback provided in this submission on the questions and proposals put forward by the ALRC in Interim Report A, the ABA welcomes further consultation and engagement on the following four issues as the ALRC inquiry continues. The first being the potential to create a single Act to regulate financial services in Australia and significantly reduce the complexity that exists within the current regulatory framework.  The second concerns the alignment of definitions with those in other legislative instruments to create confidence and certainty for all stakeholders including consumers.  The third issue highlights the need for further consultation regarding the potential impact of ‘outcomes-based’ disclosure increasing the complexity of information provided to consumers.  Lastly, the ABA highlights that implications for emerging markets and products be considered so that laws are drafted in a technology-neutral manner and, are drafted sufficiently broadly so that their application is not limited to existing products and services.

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