Saif Hazarika

1st December, 2021

A serial innovator, Saif identifies opportunities and creates value from the most lateral and unexpected sources. Saif possesses an enviable ability to leverage newfound technology with a finely honed commercial lens and create truly ground-breaking ideas. An impressive track record in banking and large-scale enterprises, Saif’s career has been characterised by many ‘firsts’ – Australia’s first electronic verification checklist; first digital banking app (ANZ), first digital savings product and a myriad of successful marketplaces. With an IQ the size of a small country, Saif never stands still and is forever questioning, learning and challenging himself. His focus, high energy and drive are second to none. And most delightfully, Saif is warm, approachable and empathetic. Saif is hard-wired to excel and is relentless in his quest for new ideas, experiences and adventures. He is almost always the smartest person at the table.

What's a
Restricted ADI?

International Bank of Australia is authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to operate under a Restricted Authorised Deposit-taking Institution licence until 2nd November 2024. Under this authority International Bank of Australia has restrictions on the amount of deposits it can take. Under this restricted licence International Bank of Australia is not required to meet the full ADI prudential framework and will not be offering banking products to the general public.

International Bank of Australia has put in place arrangements to protect customers in the event it is required by APRA to discontinue banking business and exits the banking industry. This includes:

- International Bank of Australia being required by APRA to contact customers to advise how they are impacted, e.g. deposits may be returned or transferred to another bank;
- the Banking Act 1959 provisions for the protection of depositors apply to International Bank of Australia; and
- International Bank of Australia is covered by the Australian Government Financial Claims Scheme (FCS). The FCS applies only to protected accounts. It is important customers check the terms and conditions of their specific product to determine if it is protected under the FCS.

You can read more about how banks are licensed on this page on the APRA website:
Licensing guidelines for authorised deposit-taking institutions | APRA
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