Financial Services

Debt opportunities remain for smart players

In recent days we’ve heard fears expressed that credit markets have ground to a halt as result of COVID-19: that’s not the case.

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2020: a turning point for fintech

2020 is set to be a pivotal year for fintech and the wider financial services industry.

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Australia’s regulatory environment: one year on from Hayne

A year on from the Hayne Commission represents a natural time to consider the new regulatory environment facing corporate Australia.

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Superannuation: time to redress the gender imbalance

Provision for retirement is an issue that affects all of us, but on balance the female half of the population has more to worry about than the other.

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A tough year for general insurance with profits falling 12 percent

Insurance is, by its nature, cyclical. KPMG Australia’s annual General Insurance Industry Review, released today, proves the point.

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Balancing act for the major banks with regulatory and economic headwinds

The Australian major banks (“the Majors”), like many other businesses, are dealing with substantial economic and regulatory headwinds.

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Unfortunately, there is an elephant in the cup this year but it will still be super

As a horse lover and a keen student of horse racing, as well as a believer in a strong financial system – it has been a tough year.

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Open Super is a new world of opportunity for funds

New regulatory regimes have granted people more control over their superannuation than ever before and opened up a new world of innovation for funds. Open Super is here.

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Fintech investment takes a breather as industry prepares for global expansion

Like the global fintech market, investment in the Australian fintech sector has taken a pause for the first half of 2019, as the industry prepares for the next phase of its development.

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The Consumer Data Right Bill: a more transparent future for your financial data

Open Banking empowers consumers to request their financial data is made available to accredited third parties such as utility providers, fintechs or other banks, leading to more transparent decision making.

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Libra (or Facebook crypto) – why should you care?

Libra aims to ’enable simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people’, supporting payments and ability to send money between people and countries

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Major banks confront challenging conditions: Australian Banks Half Year Analysis 2018-19

KPMG analysis finds that the Australian major banks (‘the majors’) have reported a continued decline in aggregate cash profits for the first half of 2019. KPMG’s Major Australian Banks Half…

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Super funds performing strongly but will shrink in number over next five years

Given all the coverage of the Royal Commission’s criticisms of the financial services sector, you might be forgiven for thinking the superannuation sector is in a bad way. Far from it.

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