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Ceasing several ad hoc data collections

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To: All authorised deposit-taking institutions


Ongoing appraisal of collections

APRA’s data collections are an important supervisory tool within the regulatory framework.  Consistent with the Government’s Statement of Expectations, APRA aims to ensure our approaches are risk-based and proportionate to the size, complexity and business model of the supervised entity. APRA will continue to regularly appraise its individual data collections to ensure they meet our supervisory purposes.

APRA values industry feedback and will continue to look for ways to simplify and automate its data collection process.

Ceasing several ad hoc data collections

Further to APRA’s 31 July 2023 letter to all APRA-regulated entities, entitled Review of data collections roadmap, and a review of its data requests, APRA will cease a number of its ad hoc data collections relating to authorised deposit-taking institutions.

Regular reviews of ad hoc collections are conducted to ensure that they remain relevant and fit for purpose. Following our most recent review, APRA is ceasing the following ad hoc data collections with immediate effect:

  • ARF 922.0: COVID-19 Liquidity – LCR (Level 1/Domestic)
  • ARF 922.1: COVID-19 Liquidity - LCR (Level 2)
  • ARF 922.2: COVID-19 Liquidity - MLH Forecast
  • ARF 922.3: COVID-19 Liquidity - MLH
  • ARF 923.3: COVID-19 Quarterly Capital and Credit
  • ARF 923.4: COVID-19 Forward Looking Information
  • Major Bank Loan Deferrals Collection

In addition, form ARF 923.1: COVID-19 Provisioning will cease with immediate effect for reporting entities that follow the prescribed provisioning methodology under APS 220 Credit Risk Management, Attachment B.

These ad hoc data collections provided timely, consistent and important information during the period of heightened risk associated with the emergence of COVID-19. As the external environment has evolved, other data collections and engagements with entities have allowed APRA to manage the risks to the banking industry. The removal of these collections will help to reduce regulatory burden on entities.

Key upcoming communication

In early 2024, APRA will publish its policy and supervision priorities in a simplified format, providing a transparent overview on current areas of focus. It will include reference to how we continue to apply proportionality in prioritised initiatives.

Yours sincerely,


Renée Roberts 
Executive Director 
Banking Division