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List of banks in Australia
Looking for a bank, building society or credit union that operates in Australia? You’ll find it here.
On this page you’ll find a comprehensive list of the banks, credit unions and building societies that operate in Australia. Search the tables below for more information about all the financial institutions that offer banking products to Australian customers.
Many of the institutions below are listed on the stock exchange and owned by shareholders, but this list also includes several mutual banks. Also known as customer-owned banks, mutual banks are credit unions or building societies that have voted to become a bank and have proven to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority that they satisfy the capital requirements of a bank.
Foreign subsidiary banks
A foreign subsidiary bank is a subsidiary of a foreign-owned bank that is incorporated in Australia. These institutions must hold capital locally and must also meet the same prudential standards and undergo the same supervision as Australian-owned banks.
A building society is a mutual organisation that is owned by its members and offers a wide range of financial products and services. These organisations tend to be located in rural and regional Australia and they offer deposit accounts, loans and payment services.
Like building societies, credit unions are also owned by their members. Rather than being run to provide profits for shareholders, credit unions are run to benefit members. Credit unions operate right across Australia and offer a wide range of banking and financial products and services.
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