APRA flags changes to bank reporting

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The prudential regulator has advised of changes to its underlying data collection in reporting its monthly banking statistics.

In a letter addressed to all authorised deposit-taking institutions, APRA said that, from March 2019, the data for its Monthly Banking Statistics (MBS) will be collected using the new Economic and Financial Statistics (EFS) collection, under section 13 of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 (FSCODA).

It said it’s determining new data sources that will need to be determined non-confidential to facilitate the continuing publication of MBS.


APRA said it’s proposing to determine corresponding data collected under four EFS reporting standards to be non-confidential.

As a result, the determination includes data reported by ADIs in the following forms:

  • Reporting Form ARF 720.0A ABS/RBA Statement of Financial Position (Standard) (ARF 720.0A) and Reporting Form ARF 720.0B ABS/RBA Statement of Financial Position (Reduced) (ARF 720.0B)
  • Reporting Form ARF 720.1A ABS/RBA Loans and Finance Leases (Standard) (ARF 720.1A) and Reporting Form ARF 720.1B ABS/RBA Loans and Finance Leases (Reduced) (ARF 720.1B)
  • Reporting Form ARF 720.2A ABS/RBA Deposits (Standard) (ARF 720.2A) and Reporting Form ARF 720.2B ABS/RBA Deposits (Reduced) (ARF 720.2B)
  • Reporting Form ARF 720.3 ABS/RBA Intra-group Assets and Liabilities (ARF 720.3)

APRA also said it’s proposing to extend the coverage of MBS to credit unions and building societies but not to registered financial corporation.

Further, APRA plans to undertake a more holistic review of the scope of data items published for the ADI industry and intends to consult further in the second half of 2019.



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Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is a features editor at Momentum Media, focusing mainly on banking, wealth management and financial services. He has also written for Public Accountant, Accountants Daily and The CEO Magazine.

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