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The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is the information source for the news media on the Australian banking industry, providing information, analysis and context on industry issues.

The ABA plays an active role in the public dialogue on banking and financial services, providing commentary on broader industry issues and facilitating access to other sources of information.

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Anna Bligh interview on ABC Brisbane about financial abuse 
19 July 2024

Steve Austin: Do consider this scenario, a relative or a friend caring for an older person decides to dip into that person’s accounts to pay for their own holidays or home renovations. And the banking institution can see the money going out of one account into another account. And they want to flag it with the… Read more »

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Financial safety front of mind this International Women’s Day 
8 March 2024

This International Women’s Day, the Australian Banking Association has reaffirmed the sector’s unwavering commitment to protecting women’s financial safety and security.     In Australia, one in six women will experience financial abuse over the course of their lifetime. The 2024 IWD theme “Count Her In” is an opportunity to talk about the types of financial abuse… Read more »

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Australian banks act to protect customers from financial abuse
7 December 2023

“Seeing the banks make these changes means I feel a sense of safety, security and support; that I matter and that the horrible experience I’ve been through can somehow be useful to help make changes to prevent the misuse and manipulation of gaps in banking systems and processes.” – Victim-survivor of financial abuse A new… Read more »

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ABA welcomes plan to stop violence against women
17 October 2022

“Banks are in a unique position to play a proactive role in identifying and assisting victim-survivors of financial abuse, a role Australian banks take very seriously,”

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ABA welcomes ASIC’s ‘no action position’ to protect victims of family violence
11 July 2022

It will enable banks to withhold credit reporting information where reporting that information could lead to customer harm.

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Banks support summit to end violence against women and children
8 September 2021

“Many people don’t realise how prevalent financial abuse is and that it may be a red flag for future violence.”

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