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Banking Executive Accountability Regime

The Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR), set out in Part IIAA of the Banking Act 1959, establishes accountability obligations for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and their senior executives and directors. The regime also establishes, among other things, deferred remuneration, key personnel and notification obligations for ADIs.

The regime is administered by APRA.

On 17 October 2018, APRA released an information paper to assist ADIs to meet their obligations under the BEAR.

On 23 October 2018, an updated information paper and accompanying accountability statement template were released to incorporate minor amendments to formatting.

Information paper

Template and forms

Legislation and explanatory notes

Accompanying legislative instrument determining large, medium and small authorised deposit-taking institution

Other legislative instruments