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


You will require this approval if you have been granted the authority to carry on a banking business and you intend 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
  • authorised Deposit-Taking Institution (ADI).

Service type


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.


As specified


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Act(s) name

Banking Act 1959 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Contact details

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