Out with the Old: Australia’s APRA Takes Aim at EFS Data

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is overhauling its core regulatory reporting requirements, which includes the modernization of the Economic and Financial Statistics data submissions required from Australian banks and various other financial institutions. Wei-Shen Wong reports on the challenges created by the reviewed submissions.

Trading firms can use this data to monitor Australia’s economic growth, create economic forecasts, monitor for bubbles, gain a snapshot of wealth, and look into investment activities in the country. The information that fuels these reports is provided to APRA by authorized deposit-taking institutions (ADIs), such as retail banks and credit unions. After the financial crisis, regulators across the globe realized that they lacked the granular data needed to maintain economic stability in challengi

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