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:
- 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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.
Ongoing unless revoked.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Approval to Use Certain Words in a Business Name - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
Banking Act 1959 (Australian Government)
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