Authorised Deposit-Taking Institutions Prudential Standards - Australian Government


You must comply with these standards if you operate an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI). ADIs can include:

  • banks
  • building Societies
  • credit unions.

The standards require ADIs to adopt prudent practice in relation to:

  • measurement of capital
  • credit risk
  • operational risk
  • market risk
  • interest rate risk
  • securitisation
  • covered Bonds
  • liquidity
  • credit quality
  • large exposures
  • related entities
  • outsourcing
  • business continuity management
  • risk management of credit card activities
  • audit and related matters
  • public disclosure
  • governance
  • purchased payment facilities
  • financial Claims Scheme.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Banking Act 1959 AG

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Contact details

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Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

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