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Law of Banking provides an introduction to the practice of banking and to relevant principles.  The course is concerned with the relation of banker and customer and with instruments, processes and transactions commonly met in that context.  It falls into two parts, with the first covering banking regulation and important banking principles and the second considering their application to common banking products and services. 

Main Topics

  • the banking industry in Australia today
  • financial services regulation
  • the banker-customer relationship
  • privacy and the banker’s duty of confidentiality
  • Australian Financial Services Licences and Australian Credit Licences
  • consumer banking
  • electronic banking
  • corporate banking
  • the future of banking, challenges and current issues
Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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