Media release 2016

Banks improve whistleblower protections
Sydney, 21 December 2016: The Australian Bankers' Association has today released new principles for banks to implement the highest standards of protections for whistleblowers.
ABA lodges submission on ASIC industry funding
Sydney, 16 December 2016: The Australian Bankers' Association has lodged its submission on the revised proposal for an industry funding model for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Independent reviewer extends Code of Banking Practice review
Sydney, 13 December 2016: The Australian Bankers' Association has today acknowledged the one month delay of the report of the Code of Banking Practice review.
ABA responds to parliamentary report
Sydney, 24 November 2016: The Australian Bankers' Association has today acknowledged the comprehensive House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics' report from its inquiry into the four major banks.
ABA welcomes higher standards for financial advisers
Sydney, 23 November 2016: New legislation to raise the competency and ethical conduct standards of financial advisers will turn financial advice into a trusted profession, the Australian Bankers' Association said today.
Banks enhance support for family and domestic violence victims
Sydney, 22 November 2016: Customers experiencing financial abuse as a result of family and domestic violence will be better supported by banks following the release of a new industry guideline today, the Australian Bankers' Association said.
Bank profits reinvested into community
Sydney, 10 November 2016: Australian households benefited from the banking industry's solid performance for the 2016 reporting year, with banks returning most of their profits to shareholders and the broader community.
ABA acknowledges ASIC report
Sydney, 27 October 2016: The Australian Bankers' Association has acknowledged today's report by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission into refunds for customers who were charged for annual financial advice reviews they did not receive.
ABA welcomes Ian McPhee’s second progress report
Sydney, 21 October 2016: The Australian Bankers' Association has welcomed today's release of Mr Ian McPhee's report which found banks have made good progress on a range of reforms in response to community concerns.
ABA Chief Executive stepping down
Sydney, 21 October 2016: The Chairman of the Australian Bankers' Association, Andrew Thorburn, today announced that Steven M�_nchenberg will be stepping down as Chief Executive of the ABA.

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