Regulation slows loans: bank chief

Original article by Eli Greenblat
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 4-Jan-19

Westpac chairman Lindsay ­Maxsted says the banking major is continuing to lend, but increased regulation of the sector means it is taking longer to approve loans. Maxsted adds that the focus on responsible lending obligations could have an adverse impact on the Australian economy. A number of business leaders have expressed similar concerns, and they have backed a call by federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg for banks to keep providing access to credit.

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