A Variation to the Access Regime for the ATM System: Consultation Document – May 2012 Introduction

The Reserve Bank (the Bank) is seeking comments on a proposal to vary the Access Regime for the ATM System (Access Regime) to extend the Bank's exemption power in respect of the Access Regime's interchange fee provisions. This extended power could be used to grant an exemption for a scheme being proposed by the ATM industry for providing charge-free access to ATMs in selected very remote Indigenous communities.

The proposed changes are marked in the draft of the varied Access Regime as set out in the Attachment.