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The Australian Bankers’ Association is the information source for the news media on the Australian banking industry, providing information, analysis and context on industry issues.

Financial System must support Australia’s continued economic growth
1 April 2014
SYDNEY, 1 April 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) today said the Federal Government’s Financial System Inquiry (FSI) is an important opportunity to ensure that Australia’s policy and regulatory settings allow the financial system to fulfil its economic role in meeting the needs of households and businesses, investors, employees and the broader community.
FOFA legislation welcomed
19 March 2014
Sydney, 19 March, 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said the legislation introduced today into Parliament to streamline the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation will ensure consumers have access to free, simple and general advice.
FOFA amendments are common sense and will help consumers access free, simple advice
20 February 2014
Sydney, 20 February, 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said the Government’s proposed amendments to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation will ensure consumers have access to free, simple advice.
ABA welcomes Australia’s G20 focus on economic growth
20 February 2014
Sydney, 20 February, 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) welcomes the Federal Government’s focus on promoting economic growth, rather than adding more layers of financial regulation, at the imminent G20 meetings.
ABA welcomes Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
17 February 2014
Sydney, 17 February, 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) welcomes the release of the free trade agreement between Australia and Korea.
Improved Code of Banking Practice has started
3 February 2014
Sydney, 3 February, 2014: The improved Code of Banking Practice started on 1 February and all the ABA retail banks, which are current Code subscribers, have adopted the new Code.
Banks offer support to customers affected by WA bushfires
14 January 2014
Sydney, 14 January, 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) advised that banks are offering emergency relief packages to assist people affected by the bushfires in the Perth Hills in Western Australia.
ABA welcomes decision by US regulator on swaps rules
23 December 2013
Sydney, 23 December, 2013: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) welcomes the decision of the United States regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to recognise many aspects of the domestic regulatory regime governing how swaps are traded.
Bank customers to benefit from FOFA reforms
20 December 2013
Sydney, 20 December, 2013: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) welcomed reforms which have been made to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation which will benefit bank customers.
Payments fraud – data from APCA
17 December 2013
Sydney, 17 December, 2013: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said the total payments fraud rate is up slightly compared to last year.

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