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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its quarterly private health insurance publications for the December 2018 quarter.

The Royal Commission has recommended a strengthening of APRA’s prudential and supervisory framework in a number of areas. APRA is committed to implementing the recommendations expeditiously. There are 10 recommendations requiring APRA’s direct attention. Of the 10, it is expected that nine will be completed by the end of 2020; of those, four are expected to be completed in 2019. The attached table provides a short description of APRA’s response to each of the recommendations specifically assigned to it.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) acknowledges the release today of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has licensed Lutheran Laypeople's League of Australia as an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) under the Banking Act 1959.

An updated list of all APRA-authorised ADIs can be found on the APRA website.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) congratulates Deputy Chair John Lonsdale on being awarded the Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List.

Mr Lonsdale received the medal for outstanding public service through improving the stability, efficiency and competitiveness of Australia's financial system and increasing the robustness of Australia's foreign investment framework during his 30 year career at Australian Treasury.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced its decision to keep the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) on hold at zero per cent.

The CCyB is an additional amount of capital that APRA can require ADIs to hold at certain points in the economic cycle to bolster the resilience of the banking sector during periods of heightened systemic risk. APRA reviews the buffer quarterly. It has been set at zero per cent of risk-weighted assets since it was introduced in 2016.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today announced it has granted volt bank Limited a licence to operate as an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) without restrictions under the Banking Act 1959.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has authorised under the Insurance Act 1973 for Arch LMI Pty Ltd to carry on insurance business as a lenders mortgage insurer, and for Arch Financial Holdings Australia Pty Ltd to be an APRA-authorised non-operating holding company.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s final report into superannuation efficiency and competitiveness as an important step towards delivering better outcomes for members.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced it has authorised China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd as a foreign authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) under the Banking Act 1959.

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