Financial Services

Mutual sector struggling for growth

Australia’s credit unions, building societies and mutual banks delivered a vastly different result to the major banks this year. Operating profit after tax for the mutuals fell by 1.5 percent…

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G20: a brave, bold balanced agenda for banking reform

The G20 this weekend is expected to give its blessing to proposals made by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) for further capital requirements for the world’s largest 30 banks – the ‘global systemically…

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Major Banks: Tensions rising

The Australian major banks reported another strong financial result for the 2014 full year, although tensions are rising as a result of the regulatory uncertainty from the Financial System Inquiry,…

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MyMelbourneCup

Over the last few years, we have been working with many Australian super funds as they raced to the market with their own MySuper product – a low cost, default option…

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Reporting season: Caveat emptor

We’re now in the middle of AGM season. Companies are making outlook statements based on the first quarter of trading. So what can investors expect to see? As someone who…

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Fintechies dual lives

Internationally, Fintech is experiencing rapid growth – quickly disrupting the traditional financial services industry. Forward thinking banks and innovative start-ups are providing flexible and affordable solutions that are giving consumers…

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