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Regulators and government working closely together.

Australia’s financial system is resilient and it is well placed to deal with the effects of COVID-19.

Banking system is well capitalized and is in a strong liquidity position.


Australia’s council of financial regulators (CFR) says substantial financial buffers are available to be drawn down if required to support the economy.

Trading liquidity has deteriorated in some markets and financial institutions are having to adjust to a more volatile environment.

RBA will be conducting one-month and three-month repurchase (repo) operations until further notice.

RBA will conduct repo operations of six-months maturity or longer at least weekly.

APRA ensuring banks pre-position themselves to take advantage of the RBA’s supportive measures.

APRA and ASIC will take account of the circumstances in which lenders, acting reasonably, are currently operating.

Emphasising the importance of a continuing supply of credit, particularly to small businesses.

Meeting with major lenders later this week.


more to come ….

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