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Australian Bankers’ Association comments on banking reform package
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said Australia continues to benefit from our stable and competitive banking system, one of the key reasons why Australia weathered the global financial crisis.
Banks offer disaster relief packages to those affected by NSW and Qld floods
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said banks have offered emergency relief packages to assist people affected by the floods in NSW and Queensland.
Joint media release - Online safety should never take a holiday
Shopping online, especially for products from the United States, has never been more attractive in the lead up to Christmas as consumers seek out bargains due to the strong Australian dollar.
Financial services markets are competitive
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said the evidence shows there is competition in banking, including in key financial product markets which are relevant to households and small businesses.
Caution needed on Greens’ Banking Bill
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said caution is needed before proceeding with the Greens' Bill on banking because it could result in poor outcomes for customers, particularly in rural and regional areas.
Innocent behaviour at risk in ‘price signalling’ Bill
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) cautioned today against rushing through the private member's Bill on 'price signalling' as it could have unintended consequences if not carefully considered, including having the result that customers, investors and analysts would end up being uninformed or misinformed.
Media reports wrong - Banks’ margins have not increased
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said the media reports claiming that bank margins have increased are incorrect.
Cost of funds increasing for banks - Reserve Bank Board’s Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said today's minutes from the Reserve Bank Board's Monetary Policy meeting confirm that the cost of banks' funding has increased beyond the official cash rate.
Claims of bank rule exemption at G-20 are wrong
The Australian Bankers' Association (ABA) said that media reports claiming that Australia's banks have won an exemption from tough new international rules are incorrect.
Bank branches - nine years of growth
The number of bank branches has increased for the ninth consecutive year, according to a survey released today by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

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