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Banking and money

Australian Banking Reforms

The banking system is changing with a range of measures to increase competition to help you get a better deal. The first reform was a ban on mortgage exit fees and ensuring home loan fact sheets are provided when you ask for them. Credit card reforms and making it easier to move your everyday transaction account from one financial institution to another are next.

Treasury

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator and financial intelligence unit. They oversee compliance by a range of financial services providers, the gambling industry, bullion dealers and remittance service providers. They also provide financial information to Australian law enforcement and revenue agencies.

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Banking

Putting your money into a bank account doesn't mean you can forget about it. It's your money so you should make sure it is being looked after in the way you want. Includes information on types of accounts; using your account; what you can expect from banks and how to make a complaint about your bank

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Credit Ombudsman Service

The Credit Ombudsman Service Limited (COSL) is the external dispute resolution scheme for the financial services industry, approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). This service can resolve complaints with members including credit unions and building societies, non-bank lenders, mortgage and finance brokers, financial planners and a wide range of other financial services and product providers.

Credit Ombudsman Service Limited

Exchange rates

Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia

Financial Ombudsman Service

The Financial Ombudsman Service brings together three separate external dispute resolution schemes: the Banking and Financial Services Ombudsman, the Financial Industry Complaints Service, and the Insurance Ombudsman Service. This service provides accessible, fair and independent dispute resolution for consumers and financial services providers.

Financial Ombudsman Service

First Home Owner Grant

The First Home Owner Grant scheme is a one-off grant, payable to first home owners that satisfy all the eligibility criteria. This site provides links to the various revenue offices who are responsible for administering the grant in their respective jurisdictions.

Office of State Revenue [WA]

First home saver accounts - MoneySmart

If you are saving for your first home, a first home saver account is a good way to help you reach your goal. The government will contribute an extra amount that is a percentage of your savings each year. These accounts have a few rules so it's important to make sure they are right for you.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) main responsibility is monetary policy. Other major roles are maintaining financial system stability and promoting the safety and efficiency of the payments system. The Bank is an active participant in financial markets, manages Australia's foreign reserves, issues Australian currency notes and serves as banker to the Australian Government.

Treasury

Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

The Royal Australian Mint produces Australia's decimal coinage and also manufactures medals, medallions, seals and tokens for private and public sectors and sporting and tourism groups, both nationally and internationally.

Royal Australian Mint

Unclaimed money search

You may have money stashed away which you've forgotten about, or didn't know you had. Search records of unclaimed money from bank accounts, company shares and life policies and see how to lodge a claim.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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