• Australian Banking Association chief executive Anna Bligh

    Australian Banking Association chief executive Anna Bligh advised that while banks would extend relief for customers still doing it tough, those who were able to repay their loans would be expected to resume doing so. Image credit: Peter Braig/AAP

    Daily briefs: Banks extend relief

    By Alex Sampson, Wed 8 July 2020

    Australian banks announced "phase two" of Covid-19 deferred loans, agreeing to extend deferrals by up to four months if needed.

  • Economic Abuse Reference Group project manager Carolyn Bond

    Economic Abuse Reference Group project manager Carolyn Bond said electronic signing and witnessing of financial documents was just one example of the need to consider family violence risks when changes were introduced for customer convenience. Image credit: supplied

    Permanent e-contracts risk financial abuse

    By Adrian Black , Tue 7 July 2020

    The banking industry has been proactive in tackling financial abuse, but cementing temporary changes to electronic contracts could disadvantage victims, consumer groups warn.

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    The new financial year brings a data bonanza, tax cuts, legally proper virtual meetings, and some timely funding extensions.

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    Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared “COAG is no more” but the reality of federation means much of its brains trust will remain.

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