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One-stop-shop complaints body a win for customers
14 September 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the introduction of legislation today to establish the new Australian Financial Complaints Authority.
WA rejects bank tax
7 September 2017: Statement from Anna Bligh, Chief Executive, Australian Bankers’ Association
Update on mortgage industry progress on ASIC proposals
4 September 2017: Representatives from the mortgage industry are making strong progress developing the industry’s response to ASIC’s report on mortgage broker remuneration.
Time for a fresh look at tax reform
4 September 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has today called for a fresh look at tax reform as part of a comprehensive review of how public sector services are funded.
Banks set trust benchmarks
28 August 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association has today released new research that measures and tracks community trust and confidence in banks.
SA to face High Court challenge over bank tax
Sydney, 22 August 2017: Australia’s major banks have resolved to mount a challenge to the SA bank tax if it is legislated, the Australian Bankers’ Association announced today.
SA says no to bank tax plan: poll
Adelaide, 10 August 2017: A poll of more than 2000 South Australians in key state seats shows deep opposition to the Weatherill Government’s proposed tax on banks and significant community concern about its impact on jobs.
South Australian small businesses overwhelmingly reject proposed bank tax
Adelaide, 7 August 2017: The vast majority of South Australian small business owners oppose the State Government’s proposed tax on banks believing it will damage competitiveness, consumer confidence and the State’s economy, according to a new Galaxy* survey.
New sales practices announced for consumer credit insurance
Sydney, 1 August 2017: Ahead of the release of the new Code of Banking Practice, the banking industry has today announced changes to the way consumer credit insurance (CCI) is sold.
Keep WA open for business, ABA urges
Sydney, 26 July 2017: The Australian Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Anna Bligh today called on Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan not to introduce a tax on banks in September’s state budget.

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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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