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Industry Representation


The Customer Owned Banking Association represents the customer owned financial services sector by participating in a range of industry working groups and forums, and is on various committees.

A selection of some of the groups COBA is involved with is below.

COBA Public Affairs

  • Australian Retail Credit Association
  • Financial Ombudsman Service Mutuals Advisory Committee
  • Australian Payments Clearing Association Stakeholder Forums
  • ASIC Credit Consultation Group
  • Federal Treasury Financial Services Working Group
  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority industry groups

COBA Fraud and Financial Crimes

  • Australian Mutuals Prevention Committee (AMPC) - our mutual industry’s ongoing Fraud committee.  Formed in 2002 jointly between credit unions, building societies, mutual banks and COBA. Bank Australia, Greater Bank, CUA, People's Choice Credit Union, Heritage Bank, Teachers Mutual Bank, Beyond Bank, LCU and P&N Bank are all represented on this key group that meets quarterly.
  • Australasian Card Risk Council (ACRC)
  • BPay Fraud Committee
  • APCA Fraud Committee
  • Interbank Fraud Group
  • eCrime Interbank- Specialist Team Group Banks, AFP and COBA
  • National Cybercrime Security Awareness Steering Group

As industry specialists, we also partner with and present at meetings of:

  • IAFCI - International Association Financial Crimes Investigators (NSW Chapter)
  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiners) Sydney Chapter

Our ongoing Public Private partnerships with law enforcement and crime agencies have been formalised over many years and include Australian Crime Commission, NSW Crime Commission, NSW Police, AFP, WAPOL, SAPOL, TASPOL, VICPOL, NT Police and the APCACP (Asia Pacific Coalition against Child Pornography).


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Policy Contacts

Luke Lawler
Director - Policy
Ph: 02 8035 8448
Mob: 0418 213 025
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