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“Agriculture in Australia has a proud record of overcoming extreme adversity, most recently meeting the challenge of major flood events head on. Banks are standing by to support customers affected and the message is to reach out to your bank if you need their support.”
“The bank robbers of the 21st century do not use sawn-off shotguns – they are sitting at a computer trying to get into your account and trying to trick you into letting them in.”
The Hon Stephen Jones MP Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services announced funding for a new National Anti-Scams Centre on the first day of Scams Awareness Week, 7 November 2022. ABA CEO Anna Bligh joined the launch with other industry leaders. STEPHEN JONES: It’s an important day. This is anti-scam week, National Scams Awareness… Read more »
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is encouraging farmers and small businesses in regional areas to remain vigilant for potential scams following a significant rise in 2022.
Anna Bligh appeared on ABC radio Adelaide on Wednesday 2 November 2022.
“I’m confident our respective sectors will play our role in navigating our way through the current challenges and the extensive transformation underway”
“The message from banks is clear: don’t tough it out on your own, call your bank as soon as you are able to, they are ready to help.”
“This is a positive step to resolving the acute labour shortages we’re seeing in our economy.”
“Skilled migrants with advanced technical and digital skills can help drive productivity and contribute to upskilling our own workforce.”
“The summit will be a compelling conversation. However, the White Paper is likely to be the main game.”
“the earlier that people speak to their bank, the more likely it is that the bank can find a solution that will work and keep the customer out of financial strife.”
“Over the past eight years, Mr Byres has provided strong leadership… particularly through the very stormy economic waters of recent times.”
“these factsheets are just one tool in Australian banks’ toolkit of offerings to help customers to get back on track”
“We encourage customers to find out more about PayID and a good place to start is the website payid.com.au”
It will enable banks to withhold credit reporting information where reporting that information could lead to customer harm.
Anna Bligh spoke to ABC Radio North Coast on how banks can help those impacted by floods in the Lismore region.
The ABA has called upon Federal and State Australian governments to work together to combat the ongoing problem of elder financial abuse.