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05 August 2015 6:56am
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Westpac cuts off payday lenders
05 August 2015 6:55am
Westpac will stop lending to payday lenders, the bank announced yesterday. » read more »
Optimistic Suncorp Bank sets a new path
05 August 2015 6:55am
Suncorp Bank has had its most creditable half-year and full-year earnings in a long time, with the bank producing a return on equity of in excess of 12 per cent over both the last six months and 12 months. » read more »
ADVERT: Next Generation Lending 2015
05 August 2015 6:54am
Australia’s retail lending industry today is facing a slew of non-traditional lenders receiving heavy infusions of venture capital funds with the sole strategic goal of challenging the traditional bank and credit union lending model. » read more »
Consumer lending drives Credit Corp's earnings growth
05 August 2015 6:53am
Credit Corp's lending division was the driver of the company's earnings growth in the past 12 months, turning around a loss of A$3.5 million in 2013/14 to report a pre-tax profit of $1.4 million in the 12 months to June. » read more »
ACCC puts comparison sites and their suppliers on notice
05 August 2015 6:53am
Comparison sites are on notice that the consumer watchdog is on the lookout for operators that fail to disclose their commercial relationships, disguise sponsored product recommendations and otherwise mislead consumers. » read more »
Hard work to turn up bank stress: Moody's
05 August 2015 6:52am
"Incremental stress" lies ahead for Australian banks, Moody's Investors Service concluded in a largely mundane review of factors affecting the local banking system. » read more »
ADVERT: The need to align channel strategy with customer needs
05 August 2015 6:51am
Banking and insurance customers are now demanding a slick and consistent experience across all channels: online, social, mobile and offline. Having an effective omni-channel strategy allows institutions to build a relationship with their customers through multiple touchpoints from which they can glean further customer intelligence and then tailor their products. » read more »
Moody's relaxed about NZ downturn
05 August 2015 6:50am
Moody's Investors Service has maintained its stable outlook on New Zealand banks despite slowing economic growth and the risk a slump in dairy prices could worsen loan quality. » read more »
Fixed mortgage rates on the way up
05 August 2015 6:49am
Investor housing finance rates are not the only interest rates going up. Lenders have been putting up their fixed mortgage rates over the past month. » read more »
Briefs: ABA opposes compensation scheme, CBA travel money card takes a holiday, UBank launches UrHome app
05 August 2015 6:49am
Commonwealth Bank customers using the bank travel money card have been denied access to their funds, International Business Times reports.
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