Financial Services

Major Banks thrive despite margin pressure

After the disruptions of recent years, profits have almost returned to pre-COVID levels for the major banks

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Financial Institutions – have you embedded a robust product governance ecosystem?

Product governance is core to running a sustainable financial services business

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Climate events one of the largest concerns for the insurance industry

Beyond the awful scenes in Queensland and NSW, the weather has been raining on the parade of many industries across the east coast.

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Boost to Australian funds management industry as CCIVs legislation is passed

It has taken 13 years, but Australia now has a legislated framework for Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles (CCIVs). This should prove a valuable boost to the export of funds management.

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Strengthening crisis preparedness for financial services

APRA has released new prudential standards for contingency planning and resolution planning for consultation.

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Strong growth and a positive outlook for Australia’s mutuals

Australia’s strong economy and housing market, and a reversal of the COVID-related loan loss provisions from 2020 is reflected in the operating profit of Australia’s mutuals

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The Australian Fintech Landscape: main trends and opportunities for growth

Australia, in the coming years, has the potential to lead the world when it comes to payments technologies.

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Australia’s Major banks: From Turnaround to Transformation

The Majors played a significant role in supporting Australia’s recovery in 2020, then benefited from the improved economic performance in 2021.

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It’s going to be another super Melbourne Cup in 2021!

Incentivise for a Twilight Payment could provide a Verry Ellegant solution! If not, you may need a Floating Artist!

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Technology: Helping the affordability and accessibility of financial advice

We see a role for technology to continually improve the customer experience, meet compliance requirements, deliver cost savings and drive efficiencies across the advice

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Life Insurance market stabilises despite COVID-19

The life insurance market has taken some blows in recent years, with its very survival being questioned as losses piled up.

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Reducing the cost of financial advice

Financial advisors tend to be valued by those who use them, while the financially unadvised don’t see the need to pay.

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The number of Australian Responsible Investors grows, but only one quarter meet the threshold for leading ESG practice

Investors seeking to invest their funds ‘responsibly’ with stronger outcomes for society and the environment, alongside delivering superior financial returns, was put to the ultimate test in 2021.

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