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ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott next Chairman of the ABA
16 October 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association today resolved to nominate ANZ Chief Executive Officer Shayne Elliott as Chair at its Annual General Meeting in early December.
Nick Xenophon’s rejection of SA bank tax spot on
9 October 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed Senator Nick Xenophon's commitment to put South Australians first and reject the proposed new SA bank tax.
WA bank tax not the answer
2 October 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has responded to reports in the West Australian today that the WA Government would look at a bank levy to make up for unequal GST allocation.
BEAR necessities lacking
29 September 2017: The banking industry today reaffirmed its support for improving banking executive accountability and highlighted much-needed changes to the draft legislation to ensure the regime works.
Property Council joins the call to dump SA bank tax
26 September 2017: Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh today welcomed the South Australian Property Council’s call for the South Australian bank tax to be dumped.
Have your say on the SA bank tax
25 September 2017: South Australians are being given the opportunity to voice their concerns about the Government’s plan for a new tax on banks.
Major banks abolish ATM fees
24 September 2017: Statement from Anna Bligh, Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive
3 million people make the switch
23 September 2017: More than three million Australians have switched banks over the past three years with two-thirds finding it an easy process, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.
Government consultation on BEAR not good enough
22 September 2017: Statement from Anna Bligh, Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive.
Banks set a way forward on open banking
22 September 2017: The banking industry has developed a recipe for a successful open banking regime in Australia that will revolutionalise customers’ banking experience and enable them to make more informed choices.

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Landmark reform package
11 Dec 2017
Read the full landmark reform package that will improve consumer outcomes and confidence in mortgage broking, prepared by the Combined Industry Forum.
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Here’s why Aussie banks are backing a royal commission
Anna Bligh, Australian Bankers' Association
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