Australian Bankers' Association Inc.

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Submissions


Latest Submissions

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The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) submission to the Attorney-General’s Department regarding AML/CTF regime
28 March 2014
The ABA provided comments on the Statutory Review of the AML/CTF regime.
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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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The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) submission to the Treasury re Exposure Draft – Corporations Amendment Regulation 2013 (Grandfathering )
21 March 2013
The ABA provided comment on the Exposure Draft – Corporations Amendment Regulation 2013 (Grandfathering)
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Australian Bankers’ Association’s submission to The Treasury on Tax Agent Services Act (TASA): Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No.#) Bill 2013: Tax agent services
11 March 2013
Australian Bankers’ Association’s submission to The Treasury on Tax Agent Services Act (TASA): Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No.#) Bill 2013: Tax agent services
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The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) submission to Centrepay Review Team regarding the Independent Review of the Centrepay system
8 March 2013
The ABA supports money management as a key principle and objective of Centrepay. However we are concerned that the current structure and administration of the Centrepay scheme may result in negative outcomes for Centrelink recipients that are contrary to the stated objectives. The ABA’s concerns relate to three areas: firstly, access to the Centrepay system by business participants; secondly affordability; and thirdly alternative mainstream financial products and services.
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ABA submission to The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation on National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Credit Reform Phase 2) Bill 2012
1 March 2013
The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) appreciates the decision to defer consideration of the small business lending regulatory proposals in this Bill and confirmation of Treasury’s advice that the Government will not be seeking passage of Schedule 2 of the Bill in the life of the current Parliament. The ABA, however, raises concerns with other aspects of the Bill. The ABA’s principal submission is that the remainder of the Bill’s provisions, except for a modified and more targeted drafting approach for the anti-avoidance provisions, should not be taken forward.
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Joint Submission – Australian Bankers’ Association, Australian Financial Markets Association and Financial Services Council on Over-the-Counter Derivative Reforms - Australian Interest Withholding Tax
20 February 2013
The Australian Bankers Association (ABA), the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) and the Financial Services Council (FSC) welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to Treasury regarding their joint concerns on the potential imposition on Australian interest withholding tax on payments made under centrally cleared OTC derivatives.
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Australian Bankers’ Association’s submission to The Treasury on Amendments to the Taxation of Financial Arrangements (TOFA) Stages 3 & 4
15 February 2013
Australian Bankers’ Association’s submission to The Treasury on Amendments to the Taxation of Financial Arrangements (TOFA) Stages 3 & 4
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Australian Bankers’ Association Covering letter and submission to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority on Liquidity reporting requirements for authorised deposit-taking institutions – November 2012
8 February 2013
Australian Bankers’ Association Covering letter and submission to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority on Liquidity reporting requirements for authorised deposit-taking institutions – November 2012

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