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ABA Response to Australian Financial Complaints Authority rules consultation

6 July 2018

The ABA appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed AFCA rules and expresses our view that its operation should be efficient and effective and that decision processes should be transparent and clear as this is in the best interest of customers.

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Introducing an economy-wide cash payment limit

5 July 2018

The ABA supports the Government’s announcement of an economy-wide cash payment limit of $10,000 for payments to businesses for goods and services, to apply from 1 July 2019. However we raise four points around the operation of the $10,000 limit to ensure it meets the Government’s intentions and does not lead to any unintended consequences or unnecessary red tape.

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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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Royal Commission Round 3 – Small Business Lending

8 June 2018

Self-regulation of the banking industry through the Banking Code of Practice is adequate to address any residual concerns raised in the context of the Round 3 Hearings about the coverage of obligations imposed on the banks.

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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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BEAR Regime – Size of an ADI – Draft Legislative Instrument

20 April 2018

The ABA recommends that the draft legislative instrument be amended so that a ‘small ADI’ would be defined as having less than or equal to $30 billion total resident assets rather than the current definition of having less than or equal to $10 billion total resident assets (on a three-year average).

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Competition in the Australian Financial System

29 March 2018

Australian banks will continue to support evidence-based regulatory change that encourages competition and innovation while ensuring stability through the economic cycle. ABA members support many of the draft recommendations in the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Competition in the Australian Financial System.

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ABA Response to the Farrell Report into Open Banking

26 March 2018

Australia’s banks are committed to the success of open data which, if delivered properly, can empower customers to use their data from across the economy to make the best choices for their circumstances and preferences.

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