Approval to Use Certain Words in a Business Name - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you have been granted the authority to carry on a banking business and you are intending to use any of the following words in your business name:

  • Bank;
  • Banker;
  • Banking;
  • Building society;
  • Credit union;
  • Friendly society;
  • Credit society;
  • Credit co-operative; or
  • Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution (ADI).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing unless revoked.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Approval to Use Certain Words in a Business Name - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Act(s) name

Banking Act 1959 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Phone:

02 8037 9015

Toll Free:

1300 558 849

Contact us website:

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Website:

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