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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.

FOFA Regulations stand
16 July 2014
SYDNEY, 16 July 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said today that the new Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) Regulations provide consumers and the industry with clarity and certainty.
Murray Report Sets Scene for Australia’s Future
15 July 2014
SYDNEY, 15 July 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) today welcomed the release of the comprehensive Interim Report of the Financial System Inquiry as an important step towards building confidence in Australia’s strong economic future.
ISA misrepresents FOFA changes
3 July 2014
SYDNEY, 3 July 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said today that Industry Super Australia has misrepresented the banking industry around the FOFA reforms.
FOFA Changes mean better financial advice for all
20 June 2014
SYDNEY, 20 June 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will make changes to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation.
Low Growth in Bank Fees
19 June 2014
SYDNEY, 19 June 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said today that Australian households have seen a small increase in the total amount of fees paid for banking services – the first increase in household bank fees for 4 years.
ABA continues to support FOFA
23 May 2014
SYDNEY, 23 May 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said today that Industry Super Australia has misrepresented the banking industry around the FOFA reforms.
Second Australia-Hong Kong RMB Trade and Investment Dialogue
22 May 2014
Hong Kong, 22 May 2014: Today, the Australia-Hong Kong Renminbi Working Group met in Hong Kong for its second dialogue. The Working Group, which was established at the inaugural Dialogue in Sydney in 2013, is comprised of senior representatives from the Australian and Hong Kong banking and business sectors and observers from the financial authorities in both jurisdictions.
ABA welcomes FATCA intergovernmental agreement
28 April 2014
SYDNEY, 28 April 2014: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it has signed an intergovernmental agreement with the USA on its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
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.

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