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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is applying additional capital requirements to three major banks to reflect higher operational risk identified in their risk governance self-assessments. 

APRA has written to ANZ, National Australia Bank (NAB) and Westpac advising of an increase in their minimum capital requirements of $500 million each. The capital add-ons will apply until the banks have completed their planned remediation to strengthen risk management, and closed gaps identified in their self-assessments. 
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its response to submissions on proposed changes to the application of the capital adequacy framework designed to support the orderly resolution of a failing authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI).

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced that it will proceed with proposed changes to its guidance on the serviceability assessments that authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) perform on residential mortgage applications.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is preparing to expand its monthly banking statistics publication to include data about credit unions and building societies.
 
The change follows the implementation of the new Economic and Financial Statistics (EFS) data collection from 1 April this year, which was designed to enhance data on key business metrics for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and larger non-ADI lenders[1]. 
 

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has granted Investec Bank Plc a licence to operate as a foreign authorised deposit-taking institution (Foreign-ADI) under the Banking Act 1959.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its Monthly Banking Statistics publication for May 2019.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has outlined its proposed approach to implementing the Royal Commission recommendation on product responsibility for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) under the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR).

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its General Insurance Claims Development Statistics publication for the December 2018 reference period.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its Life Insurance Claims and Disputes Statistics publication, covering a rolling 12-month period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released updated prudential guidance to all APRA-regulated entities on managing information security risks, including cyber-crime.

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