01.What would you change about your bank?
Right now, the Financial System Inquiry is considering the future of banking and finance in Australia.
The Inquiry wants to know what you think about the major issues in banking. Do you want a solution to high credit card surcharges? Do you want financial advisers to always act in the best interests of their clients, no exceptions? Are you fed up with unfair fees and charges? Let the Inquiry know.
Go to fsi.gov.au to register for any of these public forums:
- Perth on 13 August, 6-8pm at the Perth Town Hall, Cnr Hay & Barrack Sts
- Melbourne on 14 August, 6-8pm at the State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, 179 La Trobe St
- Brisbane on 19 August, 6-8pm at the State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 1, Stanley Place, South Bank
- Sydney on 20 August, 6-8pm at the The Grace Hotel, Pinaroo Rooms 1-5, 77 York St, CBD
If you’re unable to attend any of the public events you can also make a written submission by 26 August.
The Inquiry will use findings from discussions with the public and submissions when forming recommendations for their final report, due at the end of 2014. The report will be presented to the government as a road map for the future of finance and banking.
CHOICE has already made an initial submission to the inquiry and is preparing a second submission addressing competition in banking, better regulation and key consumer issues like the quality of financial advice.