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2022-06-21 5:07 pm

Interest rate announcement - 12 August 2022. Bank Australia will increase variable home loan and commercial variable rates in response the RBA’s recent decision to raise the official cash rate. From 18 August 2022, interest rates will increase by 0.50% for variable rate owner-occupier and investor loans, while commercial variable rate loans will also increase by 0.50%. For existing home loan customers, repayment changes will be effective from 1 October 2022. Read more here.

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2022-04-28 10:05 am
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Bank Australia Board of Director accountability

Bank Australia is governed by a Board of Directors. The day-to-day running of the bank is the responsibility of the Managing Director.

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Bank Australia is a mutually owned unlisted public company limited by shares.

We are registered with ASIC and regulated by APRA. Bank Australia holds an Australian financial service licence (AFSL), an Australian credit licence (ACL) and is an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI).

We are regulated in the same way as all Australian banks and are covered by the Australian Government’s guarantee on deposits. International rating agency Standard & Poor’s gives the bank an investment grade BBB/Stable/A-2 credit rating.

Bank Australia is governed by a Board of Directors. The day-to-day running of the bank is the responsibility of the Managing Director.

Customers elect Directors and have a vote on matters of importance at the bank's Annual General Meeting.

The Board comprises of eight Directors. It's role is to:

  • establish corporate objectives in line with the bank's Constitution
  • develop, with management, the corporate strategy
  • appoint the Managing Director and evaluate their performance
  • supervise Bank Australia’s operations and ensure they align with its corporate values
  • accept responsibility for compliance with APRA prudential standards, Australian corporations law and other regulations, and
  • approve the budget.

The board has a formal renewal program to ensure directors bring an appropriate level of expertise as well as diversity, commercial experience, and fresh perspective. The renewal program recognises the importance of ensuring the history, values and culture of the bank are preserved and built upon.

The Managing Director is charged with the bank’s day to day leadership and management, and is supported by a senior management team.

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