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Media Releases

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.

ABA phone scam continues – keep your bank information private
25 May 2015
SYDNEY, 25 May 2015: The Australian Bankers’ Association has repeated its warnings to the public not to respond to telephone surveys where the caller falsely claims to be from the ABA.
Financial loss from romance scams on the rise – don't be another victim
18 May 2015
SYDNEY, 18 May 2015: With Australians losing almost $28 million to romance scams last year – more than any other type of scam reported to the ACCC – the Australian Bankers’ Association has today released information for bank customers on how to better identify and avoid these scams.
ABA commends departing CEO of banking industry’s compliance monitoring body
11 May 2015
SYDNEY, 11 May 2015: The Australian Bankers’ Association has today commended Dr June Smith for her contribution as Chief Executive Officer of the Code Compliance Monitoring Committee as she departs her role.
Banks support lifting education, ethical and professional standards for financial advisers
7 May 2015
SYDNEY, 7 May 2015: The banking industry has put its support behind the Federal Government’s drive to professionalise the financial advice industry.
Banks offer emergency assistance following the NSW storms
23 April 2015
SYDNEY, 23 April 2015: Customers and businesses in the communities affected by this week’s severe weather conditions in NSW can access immediate relief assistance from banks, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today
ABA comment on Financial Counselling Australia ‘Rank the Banks’ survey
1 April 2015
SYDNEY, 1 April 2015: The banking industry has an ongoing focus on ensuring the best outcomes for customers in financial hardship, the Australian Bankers' Association said today following the release of Financial Counselling Australia's survey of banks' hardship policies and practices.
Better deal for customers from changes to unclaimed monies law
18 March 2015
SYDNEY, 18 March 2015: The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to return the unclaimed monies regime to the original seven year period.
New guidance to enhance support for people in financial hardship
12 March 2015
SYDNEY, 12 March 2015: To help people in financial hardship receive better support and assistance, the banking industry has today released new guidance on the types of arrangements available for customers experiencing financial difficulty.
Low interest rates yes, property bubble no: new report
11 March 2015
SYDNEY, 11 March 2015: House prices in Australia are in a period of strong growth spurred on by low interest rates, but there is no evidence of a property bubble, according to a report on the housing market released today by the Australian Bankers’ Association.
Financial relief available for people affected by cyclones
23 February 2015
SYDNEY, 23 February 2015: Banks are offering a wide range of support packages to assist communities and customers affected by the cyclones in Queensland and the Northern Territory, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.


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