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Fees for Banking Services report 2013
20 June 2013
This report was prepared by the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) which analyses the data on fees for banks’ services. For the third year in a row, households are paying less in bank fees, according to analysis from the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA). Bank fees paid by households have fallen by $1.12 billion or 22% over the past three years, taking total fees paid by households to the lowest level for seven years. These falls have significantly reduced the cost of banking at a time when many other household expenses are going up. This year, fees paid by households fell 0.3%, saving households $13 million.
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Fees for Banking Services 2011 Report
1 June 2011
This report was prepared by the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) which analyses the data on fees for banks’ services. The report shows households are paying less for banking because banks have cut fees. The data shows banks cut $835 million of fee revenue from households in 2010, reducing the cost of banking.
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Exposure Draft National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment Regulations 2001
28 February 2011
The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) provided this submission to Treasury regarding the ban on exit fees. The ABA has always argued that these fees represent legitimate costs. The impact of not being to recover those costs will fall proportionately more heavily on smaller lenders than larger ones.
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Mortgage Early Exit Fees Consultation Paper 135 (CP 135)
2 August 2010
The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) has provided this submission to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on the Mortgage Exit Fees Consultation paper 135 (CP135). The ABA’s response on CP 135 notes that there are both legal and market competition factors that the ABA believes should be taken into account.
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Fees for Banking Services 2010 Report
1 June 2010
This report prepared by the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) showed the average fees paid for banking services by households were virtually unchanged from the previous year, despite customers using banking services more often. It analyses bank service fee revenue that is submitted by the banks for the Reserve Bank of Australia annual fees survey. The reference period for the collection of the RBA survey data is 2008-09.
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Fees for Banking Services 2009 Report
1 May 2009
This report has been prepared by the Australian Bankers’ Association. It analyses bank service fee revenue that is submitted by the banks for the Reserve Bank of Australia annual fees survey. The reference period for the collection of the RBA survey data is the 12 months to the end of June 2008.
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Fees for Banking Services 2008 Report
1 May 2008
This report has been prepared by the Australian Bankers’ Association. It analyses the banks’ data which is submitted for the annual Banking Fees survey which has been conducted by the Reserve Bank of Australia since 1997.
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Fees for Banking Services 2007 Report
1 May 2007
This report outlines recent trends in fees for banking services in Australia and discusses the economic impact on bank customers. The average price of banking services in Australia continues to fall, according to the report by Macquarie University Professor Kim Hawtrey.

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