Small business

The Australian Bankers’ Association’s submission on Reforms for cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms
19 Jun 2017
The ABA provided Treasury with comments on the reforms for cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms. The ABA is a strong supporter of the recommendations arising from the 2015 Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms. Of particular interest to the ABA are recommendations 16 (Capital Raising) and 17 (Amendments to the Corporations Act).
Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Access for Small and Medium Business to Finance
11 Feb 2011
The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) noted that small businesses have had a tough trading period throughout the global financial crisis and are still dealing with its impacts. Weaker trading conditions can undermine small business balance sheets due to reduced revenues. Unfortunately, some small businesses have experienced cash flow problems, and in some cases, this has caused banks to decline loan applications because of the businesses’ reduced ability to repay their loans.
Submission to Senate Economics Inquiry into Small Business Access to Finance
6 Apr 2010
The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said it continues to be vital to the long-term health of the Australian economy that banks apply risk-based pricing in relation to lending to small business. The ABA has outlined its position in its submission to the Senate Economics Committee’s Inquiry into access to finance for small business.

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Phone scam warning
7 Jan 2016
Have you been phoned by someone claiming to be from the ABA? This is a long-running scam. Be careful not to provide personal or banking details.
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All Australia’s banks are too big to fail
By Anna Bligh, Chief Executive, Australian Bankers' Association
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