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ABA welcomes bank data sharing inquiry
Sydney, 21 July 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an independent inquiry into implementing an open banking regime in Australia.
Marginal seat voters hardening against SA bank tax
Sydney, 21 July 2017: South Australians in key marginal seats remain opposed to the idea of the Government’s bank tax, with support for the tax weakening, a new Galaxy poll shows.
Mortgage industry moves forward on ASIC proposals
Sydney, 20 July 2017: Representatives from the mortgage industry have agreed the framework to develop an industry response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration.
Bank reforms gaining traction, independent expert finds
Sydney, 20 July 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the latest progress report from former auditor-general Mr Ian McPhee AO PSM which found the industry’s reform program is starting to gain traction and deliver tangible benefits to customers.
More support to stop the South Australian bank tax
Adelaide, 3 July 2017: A new Galaxy poll of key South Australian marginal seats shows South Australians believe the proposed bank tax will hurt the state and want the tax blocked in the Parliament.
ABA welcomes Opposition’s decision to block SA bank tax
Adelaide, 3 July 2017: The Australian Bankers' Association welcomes the decision by the South Australian Liberal Party to oppose the proposed State Bank Tax in the South Australian Parliament.
Weatherill wrong again on banks
Sydney, 30 June 2017: South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill's claims that banks don't pay their fair share of tax, including the goods and services tax, is wrong, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.
New customer-focused bank code on the way
Sydney, 30 June 2017: The Australian Bankers' Association said today the industry's Code of Banking Practice was on track to be finalised by the end of 2017, with redrafting well underway to make it more accessible to customers and small businesses.
Weatherill Government completely wrong on tax paid by banks
Sydney, 27 June 2017: The Weatherill Government is wrong to claim that banks are under taxed, new data shows.
Growing concern highlights flaws of SA major bank tax
Sydney, 26 June 2017: The almost universal chorus of concern at the South Australian Government's proposal for a major bank tax reinforces its fundamental flaws, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.

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