AFIA Events

Like all businesses we are responding to the changes and challenges that we are all currently faced with. In light of COVID-19, AFIA has pivoted and significantly changed our delivery model, notably in relation to our traditional offering face-to-face events and education. To continue to provide value to members, we have transitioned our events program to a virtual platform. This is not only to ensure the health and safety of the broader community, but the continued professional development of our members.

Our online forums will continue to cover content on emerging topics, evolving issues, and business opportunities across the industry. We will be offering a range of forums to learn, connect and grow including virtual workshops and masterclasses, webinars, participatory online Q&A's and informative podcasts.

We appreciate your understanding as we build these programs – we are excited about the opportunity to bring new ways to connect with you during these uncertain times. 


Jan 2020

Media Release: Online Small Business Lenders Release Code of Practice To Improve Transparency

30 February 2019 Small businesses seeking online secured and unsecured loans are now enjoying a level of transparency that sets industry-best practice after seven online lenders achieved compl…


Jul 2020

Media Release: New AFIA CEO Says Trust Must Be Earned

21 November 2019 Two days after commencing her new role as CEO of the Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA), Diane Tate in a speech to AFIA’s annual conference, has called on me…


Oct 2020

New CEO Appointed

2 October 2019 AFIA announced today that it has appointed a new CEO, Diane Tate. With a strong background in financial services and regulatory affairs, Ms Tate’s leadership roles most re…


Dec 2020

AFIA Political Roadshow

2 December 2019 Building off a series of political roadshows and events that have occurred over the last 12 months, AFIA returned to Canberra to continue the dialogue around ensuring Parliamen…


Dec 2020

Media Release: AFIA Announces a New Buy Now Pay Later Code of Practice

19 December 2019 AFIA, announced today the rapidly growing Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) market would start public consultation in mid-January, for implementation in mid-2020, of a Code of Practi…


Mar 2020

Media Release: Finance Industry Welcomes Government Support for SMEs and Consumers

9 March 2020 AFIA has welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government to invest up to $15 billion to enable customers of smaller ADIs and non-bank lenders to get the cash flow su…


Mar 2020

Media Release: Finance Industry Welcomes Additional Government Support for SMEs Through the COVID-19 Crisis

22 March 2020 Finance industry welcomes additional Government support for SMEs through the COVID-19 crisis AFIA, the Australian Finance Industry Association, representing over 100 providers of…


May 2020

Media Release: BNPL Code of Practice Public Consultation Closes

18 May 2020 AFIA has welcomed the comprehensive feedback it has received during the public consultation for the new Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Code of Practice. An AFIA industry working group…


Sep 2020

Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

28 September 2020

The JobKeeper Payment has been extended and is available for eligible businesses from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. The key changes include: changes to…


Oct 2020

2020 Federal Budget CEO update - Modern Manufacturing Strategy

1 October 2020

Ahead of the 2020 Federal Budget, today the Prime Minister, Hon Scott Morrison MP, commenced his pre-budget address at the National Press Club by positing that the u…


Oct 2020

Media Release: AFIA Welcomes the Government's Federal Budget Announcements

6 October 2020 AFIA CEO, Diane Tate, said: “Today’s announcements align with many of the recommendations we have been advocating on behalf of our members and their customers to m…