AUSTRALIA'S banks offer a wide range of financial services to individuals and businesses and play an important role in the economy.
They value the communities in which they find themselves and community organisations receive millions of dollars of direct support from banks in various forms each year.
The industry also has a strong tradition of free education in financial skills and in 2003 embarked on a major new initiative in financial literacy.
As a major employer in Australia, banks have adopted progressive workplace policies with staff enjoying excellent salaries and flexible workplaces.
Banks are also vital to the Australian economy, being …