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The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has welcomed the introduction of new legislation to boost the security of identity verification services.
“…we anticipate seeing branches as a part of Australia’s banking system for a very long time. It’s not about closing all branches, but we do expect from time to time, there will be some branches closing as more and more Australians choose to bank differently.”
The ABA has developed a new Branch Closure Support Protocol to improve transparency, ensure better communication, and provide improved customer support when banks close branches.
With one in six older Australians experiencing some form of abuse, today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an important reminder to look out for the warning signs.
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has welcomed the Treasurer’s announcement today of a major overhaul of Australia’s payments system.
Australian banks today launched a new digital platform that will facilitate the quick reporting of fraudulent payments en route or transferred to another bank.
“Speed is the essence when it comes to getting your money back from a scammer. Even if you’re not sure, even if you just suspect something’s not right, ring your bank as fast as you possibly can.”
The nation’s shift to digital banking is gathering pace, with the number of people leaving home without their wallet or cards, relying on their phone or another device instead, doubling in three years. The rapid changes are captured in a new ABA interactive Spend the Day site.
Australia’s financial counselling services will receive a $7.75 million boost following a cross-industry donation.
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) welcomes tonight’s Federal Budget saying it places a significant focus on customer safety.
“What is underpinning this bank failure is a number of things, but not least of all, it’s a very niche bank with high exposure to one part of the economy. And that’s the part of the economy that’s been quite volatile and troubled”
This International Women’s Day, it is so important to acknowledge the change that has occurred, the women and organisations who are forging this change, and also ensure we continue strongly on this positive path
“in two years, there was an 88% drop in the number of cash withdrawals made at that branch, and there was an 89% drop in cash deposits”
BILL MCDONALD: You may remember I spoke to Blake Talbot yesterday. Now, he got in touch with the show after falling victim to one of the most elaborate and sophisticated scams I think I may have ever heard of. Now, Blake and his pregnant wife have lost their entire life savings of over $26,000. As… Read more »
“A number of our banks actually have maternity leave lending products that are specific to people on parental leave, paid and unpaid, to help them through, what as I said, can be a difficult time.”
“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 »