Submission to: Regional Banking Taskforce, Treasury Joint consumer group submission (led by Choice) responding to a consultation on regional banking. The submission recommends that banks commit to a moratorium on branch closures, that in towns with limited or no banking services the banking industry commit to expanding mobile banking and that every town in Australia has at least one fee-free option to withdraw cash. The Taskforce is also encouraged to meet with First Nations communities to understand the particular issues they face.
Submission to: ASIC Joint consumer group submission (led by the Consumers’ Federation of Australia) on proposed changes to the ePayments Code. Our submission expresses disappointment that ASIC is planning to reduce consumer protection in relation to scams both in relation to mistaken payments and unauthorised transactions. These proposals run counter to ASIC’s 2021-25 strategic plan which include a commitment to reduce the risk of harm to consumers from scams.